In 2015, Palmer et al. conducted a study investigating the effects of music therapy on outcomes in women undergoing breast surgery, as part of a comprehensive cancer treatment plan. This study is an important one for evidence-based practice in medical settings, because it considers the many facets and complications involved in music therapy and cancer care. Continue reading
Neuropsychiatric symptoms that result from dementia can take a great toll on not only the patient, but the patient’s caregivers. In 2015, Hsu et al. conducted a feasibility study investigating the preliminary effects of a five-month music therapy treatment program on neuropsychiatric symptoms in individuals with a diagnosis of dementia. The study was carried out in two United Kingdom nursing homes, with one-on-one sessions with a qualified music therapist who was registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. Continue reading
A growing area of research interest has been on the use of music for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder and other respiratory diseases.
Though music therapists have long worked in medical settings, establishing evidence-based practice for this division of music therapy is an ongoing endeavor. Continue reading