Much of the care happens at bedside, and music therapists say they match the music to the patient's interests.
That's where Willis serenaded Bishop earlier this week, singing "Hey Good Lookin'" and "Walk the Line" in a gentle voice, letting her play along with a tambourine and strum an instrument similar to an autoharp called a "Q chord." Later, she played guitar and hummed while guiding Bishop through a relaxation exercise.
"Were you thinking about your pain while we were playing?" Willis asked.
"No," Bishop answered. "I still have it, but it's not so bad."
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