The “Laryngospasms” are a group of certified nurse anesthetists. They have been singing medically themed parodies for over 20 years. They perform at conferences, hospital galas and fundraisers. Some of their song parodies are "Waking up Is Hard to Do", "Taking Care's Our Business", "The Glove Shack", “Mr. Gas Man” and "Restart My Heart".
A Filipino nurse, Dominic Limpin, was working in New York City on 9/11. He is helping himself heal from post traumatic stress disorder by traveling the US and singing to his patients while performing his duties as a dialysis nurse. He uses his voice to ease the pain and suffering of patients by singing to them. The former NYC Philharmonic choir singer says “I never encounter any patient, no matter how sick they are or grouchy, who doesn't like singing.”
Samuel McPhail, while a student nurse at Bradford University in the UK, launched a charity single to promote the “6Cs” nursing values. The single was launched to raise money for the Yorkshire Cancer Care charity. The song promotes the ‘6Cs’ of quality healthcare – care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment. The launch coincided with International Nurses Day and Florence Nightingale’s birthday, a time to reflect on decades of professionalism in nursing and a renewed focus on compassion.
Nurses have so many talents...and they can sing! I say it is time for an Idol competition. What do you think?
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Singing nurses. South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, N.Y https://news.nurse.com/2015/07/22/singing-nurses-bring-music-to-n-y-hospital-joy-to-selves/
The Care Makers 6Cs Song http://www.nursingtimes.net/clinical-archive/cancer/charity-music-video-launched-to-promote-6cs-of-nursing/5072063.fullarticle