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Amy commented on Music at the End of Life: Songs for the Dying

I love this idea, Ned, especially the composing of songs specifically for patients. Volunteers and music therapists bringing music to patients are out there, but I've always thought there's potential to do so much more. Are you familiar with the Threshold Choir? They sing by the bedside of patients "at the threshold." The founder of the organization once talked about singing to the dying as being an instinctive and ancient practice, that just like mothers (and fathers) sing lullabies to their babies, we have an instinct to soothe the dying with song. I've felt that in my own work with dying patients (and with my own mom). Often when it's no longer possible -- or it becomes very difficult -- for patients to talk or move much, they can listen and be comforted by music. Look forward to seeing where this goes.