Scholarly Saturday- The #Healing Power of #Music


For those of you who follow me on Twitter and Facebook,  you know on 7/3 and 7/5 I was out enjoying Phish here in Saratoga Springs, NY. Tonight is no exception because I am sitting on my deck listening to a great Phish show (7/20/13 is great if you are into that sort of thing). Phish and tons of other music are a large part of my life and have spilled over to my social work practice.

This was my inspiration to look up research on music therapy. The work of Deloach-Walworth (2005) not only describes music therapy as effective, but also cost-effective. It demonstrates how the use of music therapy, in some procedures, eliminated the use of patient sedation, reduced  procedural times, and decreased the number of staff members present for procedures.

I like this article because I am always talking about how we have to find programs that are not only work but meet the bottom line. This is a great example…

Deloach-Walworth, D. (2005) Procedural-Support Music Therapy in the Healthcare Setting: A Cost–Effectiveness Analysis. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, Vol 20, No.4




20140719-213700-77820086.jpg. Original photo taken 7/5/14 at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY


2 thoughts on “Scholarly Saturday- The #Healing Power of #Music

  1. We had an awesome music therapist at one of the psych hospitals I was in. I had never been involved in music therapy before and haven’t even seen it anywhere else since, but I definitely think it is a cool idea.


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