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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

Feature

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.

The use of music and singing to help manage anxiety in older adults

13 February 2014

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

The number of older adults in the UK is increasing, and they are vulnerable to long-term anxiety, depression, pain and dementia. These conditions can to some extent...

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 power of music: helping people to sing their hearts out

07 October 2010

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

Encouraging clients with challenging behaviour to open up and express themselves can be difficult. This article describes the author’s consultations with a female...

Therapeutic effects of music and singing for older people

13 January 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To identify how music and singing may be used therapeutically by nurses in caring for older people. Method A multimethod approach was taken, comprising a search...

The psychophysiological effects of music therapy in intensive care units

30 April 2010

Paediatric Nursing

Review

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

Feature

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,...

The benefits of creative therapy for people with dementia

18 April 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

Aim To evaluate the use of creative therapy, including dance, drama, music and movement, with people who have dementia attending one NHS organisation that provides...