Title

Medical Music Therapy and Kidney Disease: The Development of a Clinical Method for Persons Receiving Haemodialysis/musicothérapie Médicale Et Insuffisance Rénale : Développement D'une Méthode Clinique Pour Les Personnes En Hémodialyse

Authors

Lillian Eyre

Journal

Canadian Journal of Music Therapy

Year

2008

Abstract

The author describes a medical music therapy clinical project that offered clients individual music therapy sessions while undergoing hemodialysis treatment in a hospital. Such patients are susceptible to psychosocial problems, particularly depression. Three case studies illustrate possible outcomes of music therapy, which was found to be helpful in relieving anxiety, altering mood, and relieving pain.

Music and Health Institute Terms

Anxiety; Chronic Disease; Depression; Dialysis; Hospital Setting; Invasive Medical Procedures; Mental Health; Mood; Music Listening; Music Therapy; Pain; Pain Management and Control; Psychological Outcomes; Receptive Music Methods; Recorded Music Listening

Indexed Terms

Psychology; Disease; Mental depression; Pain; Anxieties; Medical Treatment; Case studies; Evaluation; Hospitals; Assessment

Study Type

Case Study; Qualitative Methods

Document Type

Article

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