The Psychophysiological Effects of Music Therapy in Intensive Care Units
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
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
Editorials, Opinions, Position Papers
Austin, D. (2010). The Psychophysiological Effects of Music Therapy in Intensive Care Units. Paediatric Nursing, 22 (3), 14-20. Retrieved from https://remix.berklee.edu/mhi-music-pain-articles/212