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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 130-131

Playing music in operation theatre

Sanitation Road Medical Academic Center; Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok, Thailand

Date of Web Publication31-Jan-2012

Correspondence Address:
Beuy Joob
Sanitation 1 Road Medical Academic Center, Bangkhae, Bangkok
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0970-9185.92467

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Playing music in operation theatre. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol 2012;28:130-1

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A recent report by George et al. reached an interesting conclusion that "majority of the respondent's preferred playing music in the operation theater (OT), which helped them relax". [1] As George et al. noted, pros and cons to this practice can be expected. Nevertheless, most of the findings in this report are subjective reports by the studied staff. Some statements such as "It was evident that the staff would not let music compromise or interfere with the technical aspects of patient care or competence" [1] cannot be evidenced. It is no doubt that no staff will answer that he/she let music to interference his/her duties although this might really exist. Nevertheless, music is good for relaxing and can be effective tool for releasing of the stress of the medical personnel. The next interesting question is whether music also offers some advantage to the patients in the operation room.

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1.George S, Ahmed S, Mammen KJ, John GM. Influence of music on operation theatre staff. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol 2011;27:354-7.  Back to cited text no. 1
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