The use of music in managing pain for hospitalized children

The use of music in managing pain for hospitalized children

Abstract

A study of the research literature indicate neurological, physiological and psychological links between music and pain. Various theories are presented to describe the effect of music on pain perception. Music therapy techniques used to alleviate pain for hospitalized children are illustrated through case studies.

 

Keywords: pain; children; music therapy; case study


Citation

Han, P. (1998). The use of music in managing pain for hospitalized children. Australian Journal of Music Therapy, 9, 45-56.


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Date published: July 1998