Music therapy, pediatrics
Music therapy (MT) is defined as, “the systematic use of music or musical elements-along with the resulting interpersonal relationship with a trained music therapist to achieve optimal health outcomes…” (The Effectiveness, 2010). Nurses are able to implement music therapy in care. Decreasing fear, anxiety, and ultimately pain will enhance the patient’s experience at the hospital and will lessen the burden of performing care on the patient, decrease stress on caregivers, and ease the provision of care on health professionals.
Brewer, Megan and Lewis, Jaclyn, "The Effectiveness of Music Therapy in the Pediatric Population" (2012). Pharmacy and Nursing Student Research and Evidence-Based Medicine Poster Session. 12.
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