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Running Head: NURSING INTERVENTIONS Nursing Interventions Name: Course Name: Course Instructor: Date of Submission: Outline Outline 2 Introduction 3 History of music therapy 3 Research 4 Benefits of music therapy 4 Complications of music therapy 6 Conclusion 7 Reference 8 Nursing Interventions Introduction Nursing interventions can be defined as methods and techniques used by health professionals to enhance and promote healing for their patients.
History of music therapy In the United States music therapy began in the 18th century. However, using music for treatment began thousands of years ago this is evident even in the- bible and some early writings of India and China. The music program was introduced in the US in 1984. This was after a cancer support group in the US came up with the program to assist in cancer treatment. Music has been used in medicine for many years; Greeks had a belief that music could heal both the soul and body. Music was used in rituals to heal millennia in native America. Music was also used in World War II by US doctors for healing soldiers who suffered shell shock. Hains (1996) reveals that in 1994 Michigan State University came up with the music therapy degree. Today, more universities offer both undergraduate and postgraduate degree in music therapy most of these degree courses are proven by the American Music therapy association. To qualify, the bachelor’s degree holders must at least have trained for 1200 hours in clinical training and at least one internship session. Many hospitals these days have music therapists working for them as cancer-management teams and cancer centers helping in planning and evaluation of treatment. ...
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