A Pleasant "Far Away" Place

Mary Ann Stark, PhD, RN, Patient

I was an ER patient overnight and had to have several tests the next day. While in the Radiology bay, Erin was the PCA who played her violin there. It was delightful! She played a variety of music, being sensitive to the wishes of the patients there. For the first time since entering Bronson 19 hours ago, I felt like I was no longer in a hospital, but rather in a pleasant “far away” place while she played. She always took care of the patients’ needs first, but then took a minute or two to play her violin and allow us some respite from our worries and anxieties.

Kudos to Erin for her creative way of providing patient care, and to Bronson for allowing this creative young woman to provide her special type of caring.