17-07 Segment 2: Music for the Dying and Grieving

Woman's hands playing harp


Music thanatology is a specialized practice of playing harp music for the dying. A practitioner of the art explains how there is also science to it as well, and a woman whose family has used it describes her experience.

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15-35 Segment 2: Grief


Synopsis: Everyone deals with grief at one time or another. An expert discusses how it’s experienced by most people, and what separates normal grief from more problematic depression A writer/illustrator discusses his experience dealing with his spouse’s sudden death.

Host: Nancy Benson. Guests: Dr. Ronald Pies, Professor of Psychiatry, State University of New York Upstate Medical Univ. and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts University; Danny Gregory, author and illustrator, A Kiss Before You Go

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15-26 Segment 2: Doctor’s Emotions


Synopsis: Many doctors believe emotion is detrimental to medical practice, and many patients think doctors are cold and emotionless. But one influential physician explains why emotion is important to doctors.

Host: Lynn Holley. Guest: Dr. Danielle Ofri, Associate Professor of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine and author, What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine

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