Music as medicine: The Therapeutic Potential of Music for Acute Stroke Patients

Charlene Supnet, April Crow, Sonja Stutzman, Dai Wai Olson

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Abstract

Nurses caring for patients with acute stroke are likely to administer both music and medication with therapeutic intent. The administration of medication is based on accumulated scientific evidence and tailored to the needs of each patient. However, the therapeutic use of music is generally based on good intentions and anecdotal evidence. This review summarizes and examines the current literature regarding the effectiveness of music in the treatment of critically ill patients and the use of music in neurologically injured patients. The rationale for hypothesis-driven research to explore therapeutic music intervention in acute stroke is compelling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e1-e7
JournalCritical Care Nurse
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care

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