NurseZone Webzine writes article on The Singing Nurse

October 16, 2008 in News - Updates, The Singing Nurse Music


Glenna Murdock, RN, contributor writes:Belize abd bed 066

Nurse Sings Health Lessons to Kids

Few of us have the opportunity to integrate a favorite past-time in our workaday world, but Dawn Ginese, RN, is one of the lucky few. Ginese has been a Nurse for 13 years and a musician for most of her life, so when she began a job in a New York State Head Start Program nine years ago, she began using music to communicate health concepts to her young charges…

Prior to her position with Head Start, Ginese worked in home care with quadriplegics and pediatric patients. She has maintained contact with a young female patient who, due to the disease of Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), is now paraplegic but still enthusiastic about her efforts to walk. Together they are writing a song that showcases the girls positive outlook.

“It is fulfilling to be able to use my musical talents, both educationally and therapeutically,” Ginese said. “Helping this 16-year-old girl express her thoughts and hopes gives me immense satisfaction.”

“…my satisfaction comes from being a part of the solution to the puzzle that makes a person’s health better, both emotionally and physically. It is a bonus that I love music and can enjoy communicating healthy living in a fun and educational way with music and movement.”

Glenna Murdock, RN

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