Music Therapy for Patients Being Weaned From Mechanical Ventilation
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The purpose of the study is to determine whether Music Therapy interventions can be used as supportive therapy for patients undergoing weaning from mechanical ventilation. The music will support the procedure by serving as a stimulus for relaxation and/or pain and anxiety management.Music used is varied according to subject's preferences.
Condition or disease
Behavioral: Music Therapy
Music therapy interventions will be used as supportive therapy for patients undergoing weaning from mechanical ventilation. The music will support the procedure by serving as a stimulus for relaxation and/or pain and anxiety management. The intervention will consist of 40 - 50 minutes of active music therapy and improvisation in which the music is used as a distraction from the hospital setting and the procedure taking place. The intervention will end with 5 to 10 minutes of discussion of music activities/selections to be used between music therapy sessions. The intervention is individualized and can be modified accordingly to the subject's preferences.
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Oliva R, Hunter BC, Sahler OJZ, Gaisser D, Salipante DM. (2009). The Use of Music Therapy for Patients Being Weaned from Mechanical Ventilation: A Pilot Study. In Azoulay R & Loewy J (eds). Music, the Breath and Health: Advances in Integrative Music Therapy. New York: Satchnote Press.