Music therapy in the medical care of infants

Shoemark, Helen and Dearn, Trish (2015). Music therapy in the medical care of infants. In Edwards, Jane (Ed.), Oxford handbook of music therapy (pp. 24-50) Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199639755.013.23

Author Shoemark, Helen
Dearn, Trish
Title of chapter Music therapy in the medical care of infants
Title of book Oxford handbook of music therapy
Place of Publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Publication Year 2015
Sub-type Chapter in reference work, encyclopaedia, manual or handbook
DOI 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199639755.013.23
Open Access Status Not Open Access
ISBN 9780199639755
Editor Edwards, Jane
Chapter number 2
Start page 24
End page 50
Total pages 27
Total chapters 50
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This chapter describes the ways in which music therapy can be provided to preterm infants or full-term who require medical care for complex issues that require hospitalization after birth. The history of Newborn Music Therapy research includes the application of music to change pain, non-nutritive sucking, feeding, with kangaroo care, and in developmental care. The modalities include recorded music and singing, and live singing and gentle instrument playing. Underpinning the application of music in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) are considerations of the ambient sound levels of the NICU, the age of the infant, the physical context, timing of session. The significance of the parents’ experience in family-centerd music therapy in hospital is highlighted, as is the pivotal role of the music therapist to stimulate and facilitate music as part of healthy infant development.
Keyword Music therapy and infancy
Music therapy and NICU
Parent infant music therapy
Medical music therapy
Music therapy and family support
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Created: Fri, 03 Jun 2016, 08:22:32 EST by Helen Shoemark on behalf of School of Music