First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Meghan YoungFollow

Mentor/s

Professor Suzanne Marmo-Roman Professor Mahfuja Malik

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

Music therapy is defined as “clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals”, and may consist of either performing or listening to music. My research focused on how listening to music benefits pediatric surgical patients by decreasing their postoperative pain and anxiety, as well as my own thoughts about how the research on this topic can be expanded in the future. Music therapy was proven to decrease patient’s vital signs, behaviors that reflect feelings of pain and anxiety, as well as self-reported levels. Studies show that specific musical factors provide more benefit than others, such as a steady beat, songs with positive content, and whether or not the patient enjoys it. Decreasing pain and anxiety are imperative to postoperative care, for the sake of the patient’s comfort and expedited healing. Music therapy is a great option to treat both conditions, because it’s cheaper and far safer than pharmacological options.

College and Major available

Nursing BSN

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

HN-300-B, Suzanne Marmo-Roman, Mahfuja Malik

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

5-5-2021 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

5-5-2021 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Meghan Young, Nursing major, Honors student, class of 2022

Share

COinS
 
May 5th, 1:00 PM May 5th, 4:00 PM

Music Therapy as a Treatment for Pediatric Surgical Patients

Digital Commons

Music therapy is defined as “clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals”, and may consist of either performing or listening to music. My research focused on how listening to music benefits pediatric surgical patients by decreasing their postoperative pain and anxiety, as well as my own thoughts about how the research on this topic can be expanded in the future. Music therapy was proven to decrease patient’s vital signs, behaviors that reflect feelings of pain and anxiety, as well as self-reported levels. Studies show that specific musical factors provide more benefit than others, such as a steady beat, songs with positive content, and whether or not the patient enjoys it. Decreasing pain and anxiety are imperative to postoperative care, for the sake of the patient’s comfort and expedited healing. Music therapy is a great option to treat both conditions, because it’s cheaper and far safer than pharmacological options.

 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.