Title

The Psychophysiological Effects of Music Therapy in Intensive Care Units

Authors

D. Austin

Journal

Paediatric Nursing

Year

2010

Abstract

This article reviews the evidence for using music therapy with young people who are supported by mechanical ventilation. The author argues that music therapy is essential for developing a holistic approach focusing on the developmental level of a child or young person, as well as being an inexpensive, non-pharmacological, non-invasive therapy, with significant physiological and psychological benefits. She argues that more research is needed in this area to develop a sound evidence base on which guidelines to inform practice could be based.

Music and Health Institute Terms

Adolescents; Children; Critically Ill; Hospital Setting; Hospitalized Patients; Intensive Care Unit (ICU); Mechanical Ventilation; Music Listening; Music Medicine; Pain; Psychological Outcomes; Recorded Music Listening

Indexed Terms

Children; Child, Hospitalized; Critical Care; Evidence-Based Practice; Intensive Care Units, Pediatric; Intubation, Intratracheal; Nurse's Role; Nurse-Patient Relations; Pain; Pediatric Nursing; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Research Design; Respiration, Artificial; Stress

Study Type

Editorials, Opinions, Position Papers

Disciplines

Pediatrics

PubMed ID

20426353

Document Type

Article

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