A research paper titled “Impact of Live Therapeutic Music on Stress Levels Among Healthcare Workers in COVID-19 Critical Care Units” was recently published in the University of North Georgia's The Interprofessional Journal for Healthcare & Research. The study, which focused on the effects of Live Therapeutic Music (LTM) on clinical staff working in COVID-19 Critical Care Units, showed an average reduction of perceived stress of 44.7% among the 60 participants.
The study was conducted at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA, by Primary Investigator Cheryl L. Bittel, MSN, APRN, CCNS, NP-C, CCRN. The paper was co-authored by Joanna Carrega, PhD, RN, and Chuck Beckman, BA, CMP, Therapeutic Music Coordinator at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Download the study at no charge from the University of North Georgia Open Repository.
Healthcare workers are experiencing unprecedented stress due to COVID-19 and staffing shortages.
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