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Music as a resource for health and wellbeing

Daykin, N. and Bunt, L. (2015) Music as a resource for health and wellbeing. In: Söderback, I., ed. (2015) International Handbook of Occupational Interventions. 2nd ed. Springer Link, pp. 825-829. ISBN 9783319081403 Available from:

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This chapter explores the use of music as a resource for health and wellbeing. Drawing on recent evidence, the contribution of music to a range of health and wellbeing outcomes, including physiologic, psychological, clinical, and social impacts, are outlined. The chapter identifies key issues for practitioners to consider when using music. These include the background and experience of clients, the importance of facilitation skills, and the need to cope with the sometimes powerful emotional responses to music. Finally, the chapter highlights the need for further research into the ways in which music can contribute to treatment, rehabilitation, and quality of life in a wide range of settings.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:music, health, music therapy, quality of life
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences
ID Code:15407
Deposited By: C. Foyle
Deposited On:26 Jul 2011 12:33
Last Modified:01 Oct 2015 13:43

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