Music therapy is a nonpharmacologic nursing intervention that can be used as a complementary adjunct in the care of patients supported by mechanical ventilation. This article details the theoretical basis of music therapy for relaxation and anxiety reduction, highlights the research testing the intervention in such patients, and discusses areas of needed research to extend further the implementation of music therapy in critical care nursing practice in an effort to promote a healing environment for patients.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Leadership and Management
- Care Planning
- Advanced and Specialized Nursing