There’s nothing like a good rendition of Adele’s song to make sick patients feel so loved.
That is exactly what happened at the Inpatient Unit of the St. Helena Hospice in Highwoods on Friday when one of the hospice’s assistant nurses, Emma Young, decided to perform her own rendition of Adele’s “Make You Feel My Love.”
According to the hospice, “She really brought a smile to everyone’s faces on such a beautiful day.”
The St. Helena Hospice caters to families, patients and carers in the North East Essex and Colne Valley area of mid-Essex. Their patients include those with palliative and end of life care needs. They focus on providing “care not cure” with its services offered for free.
The hospice needs £8.7 million a year to keep its facilities running and more than two thirds of the money it needs is raised with the help of the local community.
After St. Helena released the video of Young singing while playing the piano, one remarked, “This little angel needs a recording contract. Well done Emma. Beautiful tones.”
Meanwhile, another posted, “Beautiful. Well done Emma, music means so much to people and can awaken distant memories.”
The viral video now has over 32,oo0 views.
According to Life Matters Media, thanatologist Tony Pederson said that music is proven to help give calm and comfort to patients who are seriously ill. Music also works for grieving families as they face their loved one’s end of life.
“Music thanatologists address pain and symptom management issues as people approach the end of life. We use music as a clinical tool to connect to things like breath, pulse, pain and tension,” Pederson explained.
St. Helena Hospice caters to terminal patients suffering from AIDS, cancers and those with progressive multiple sclerosis, dementia, motor neurone disease and more. The hospice has Memory Tree where families can dedicate its leaves to honor loved ones who have passed.
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