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music activities initiated by staff within services for people with intellectual disability

01 June 2007

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

The literature on music and music therapy for people with intellectual disability is mostly written by music therapists and psychologists. However, the majority of...

Value of music therapy for people with personality disorders

22 July 2011

Mental Health Practice


This article explains how music therapy can help patients often thought to be unsuitable for treatment and provides a case study to illustrate its effectiveness.

Music and the reduction of post-operative pain

19 May 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background The prevention and treatment of post-operative pain, and the promotion of comfort are the challenges facing practitioners working in the recovery room...

The psychophysiological effects of music therapy in intensive care units

30 April 2010

Paediatric Nursing


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...

An assessment of the value of music therapy for haemato-oncology patients

10 June 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

The aim of this service evaluation was to assess the value of music therapy for adult haemato-oncology inpatients and add data to the limited literature. A mixed...

When words fail: introducing music at a mental health trust

22 July 2011

Mental Health Practice


A service user-led evaluation of a musician in residence project for inpatient units found that music reaches clients who do not otherwise engage with services,...

Using personalised music to enhance the well-being of people with dementia

24 January 2023

Mental Health Practice

Arts-based therapies

Music can stimulate the parts of the brain that regulate the pleasure receptors. Music is also neurologically unique in the way that it stimulates various parts of...

Exploring the use of music as an intervention for older people living in nursing homes

13 October 2021

Nursing Older People


Background Enjoying cultural events such as musical performances is a human right as well as contributing to quality of life. However, older people who live in...

Implementing music therapy interventions in a dementia inpatient unit: reflections and practicalities

04 October 2023

Nursing Older People


There is a growing evidence base to suggest that music therapy is an effective clinical intervention for people with dementia, having positive effects on mood,...

Family members’ perceptions of a Singing Medicine project in a children’s hospital

11 November 2019

Nursing Children and Young People


Aim The aim of this study was to explore family members’ perceptions of a Singing Medicine project undertaken by children with long-term conditions in one children’s...