MA – Health Systems Administration

BA – Health Systems Management


University Catholic of Murcia


Prof. José Miguel Rivera Caravaca – Spain
Prof. Agustín Javier Simonelli Muñoz – Spain

Dr. Einat Leibal Hess – Israel


Director of intensive care –  Western Galilee Medical Center – Nahariya.



Elah Talker-Rafter

Does combining music therapy in intensive care patients shorten the length of hospitalization in intensive care

"And David took the violin in his hand, and a spirit to inquire, and it was good for him, that an evil spirit should depart from him" (1 Samuel 16:23).

From the time we are born we are exposed to sounds: the sound of motherhood in the womb, the heartbeat of the mother and fetus, the sounds and sounds that surround us.

Music could calm us down, get out of depression and remind us of a romantic date can make us shiver and make him shed a tear.

Music can uplift our souls, it awakens us it inspires in us a spirit of prayer, compassion and love.

Music clarifies our thoughts and his nose some say enlightens us, music can drive in singing and dancing in reflections of sorrow above us. Music allows the child within us to have fun and the monk within us to pray, music could be the holy place for patients they enter into a world of peace of mind. I believe that patients in some wards in hospitals and intensive care units music can bring healing.

Music occupies vast areas of the brain, even more than language. Humans are musical creatures. (Sacks.2007) The connection to sound and sound is a very strong connection and often the effect it creates is stronger than any other connection.

In music therapy we refer to the sounds and intuitions that surround us in everyday life. Music therapy can take place using percussion, harmonic musical instruments and harmonic grout, as well as the use of the human voice.

Music therapy is part of all therapies in the field of expression and creation. Art therapy is the connection between psychology (individual or group therapy), art, research, intellect and two other characteristics that may contradict each other: the theoretical aspect and the practical aspect. Or band together to sustain the therapeutic process.

A combination of conventional medicine therapy and music therapy can enhance the care of a hospitalized patient. Music is an universally accepted and convenient language and easy to digest especially since the music is in the mother tongue or the culture of the patient comes from. Music is a verbal language connected to the emotional dimension and there is an ability to touch patients and help them in the healing process. The history of music begins somewhere in prehistoric times, there is no question about the ability of music as a partner in the healing process of patients. Music affects us neurologically (physically and chemically), emotionally motivatingly and socially. It should be noted that so far they have investigated the effect of music on patients and how they managed to reach healing but have not investigated the attitudes of hospital staff on the issue of unconventional and familiar treatment combination. It's about patients in intensive care units.