«The patient is the music – the operating theatre is the concert.»
Many doctors regularly attend concerts, play instruments themselves or listen to music while performing operations. «Doctors have a certain sensitivity to music,» says Roderick Shaw.
The conductor and pianist recognises considerable parallels between playing in an orchestra and working in a surgical team. Perfect preparation, high motivation, respect, and clear communication are indispensable for a harmonious interaction – in the concert hall and operating theatre alike. We interviewed Roderick Shaw to gain an edifying glimpse behind the scenes.
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