Centre for Leadership in Participation and Inclusion
Project: Music therapy as procedural support in the hypertonia clinic: Toward the development of practice guidelines
A music therapist is a healthcare professional that assists clients to
better think, feel, move, and communicate with the help of music. Music
Therapy as procedural support provides a child emotional assistance and
encourages coping when they are having a medical procedure.
We wanted to a) learn more about how music therapy can support
clients, parents and staff feeling less stressed and anxious during
treatment and b) how to assist other healthcare teams to provide care in
the same way. To study this idea, we need to understand what research
articles exist on this topic. Once this is done, we will ask music
therapists from all over the world for feedback on our results and how
they support clients during procedures in every day practice. This will
help us to compare our practice at Holland Bloorview; what is different
and what is the same.
By the end, we expect to deliver guidelines for other healthcare teams
and families planning to include music therapy services as a way to help
clients feel less anxious and stressed during procedures.
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