Music has been used to aid in the healing process since Florence Nightingale first noticed its effect on her patients (Murrock & Higgins, 2009). Since then we have moved forward with the notion that music can be encouraging both for recovery and for treatment (Murrock & Higgins, 2009). There is evidence that music can promote psychological well-being and encourage movement (Dwyer, 1995; Macone, Baldari, Zelli & Guidetti, 2006). Music can also be used as a therapeutic route for expression, movement, and conceptualization (O’Callaghan, Barry, & Thompson, 2010). The aging population seems to benefit from music making as well, both in regards to those with dementia and those without dementia (Cevasco, 2010; Creech, Hallam, Varvarigou, McQueen & Gaunt, 2013).
Each department chose a handful of employees to obtain advanced training in order to be known as ‘super-users’ and be a resource for the remaining staff once we went ‘live’ with the programs. I was fortunate enough to be asked to be a ‘super-user’ and was a part of the team that helped to incorporate many evidence based practices into the programs with the help of our information technology department. While we set the system to remind you for things like obtaining blood cultures for a pneumonia diagnosis or giving aspirin for the chest pain patient, the one area we still do on paper is that of conscious sedation. Just this week, I had a 92 year old female with a dislocated prosthetic hip that required cons... ... middle of paper ... ... 2-4). Practical knowledge helps you acquire the specific skills needed for day-to-day work.
Trials have been done on children with autism, cancer patients, and those with substance use disorders. In music therapy trials done on various cancer patients, significant positive affects have occured. Data collected from a study at Wake Forest Hospital in Winston-Salem, North Carolina showed significant improvements. The patients was diagnosed with Leukemia. The music therapy type was PME and the patient showed improvements in relaxation and heart rate normality (Boehm).
At NCOSO, our goal is create a stress-free environment while providing your teenager with strong, beautiful, and healthy teeth that will last a lifetime. Our staff has assisted thousands of teenagers with orthodontic services and oral surgery, and we know the best and most effective approaches to communicate with patients of all ages. From our initial consultation until the day your teenager gets his or her braces taken off, we will do our best to build a trusting relationship and make your teen’s experience an enjoyable
More specifically, Yoga was found to be beneficial in regards to sleep, mental health, decreasing stress, and increasing quality of life. The study also outlined multiple symptom management interventions. Strong evidence showed that a reduction in cancer-related fatigue (CRF) and a rise in quality of life were the result of occupational therapy services and exercise. Cognitive behavioral therapy in CRF management, education and problem solving for pain management, and sleep therapy modifications provided by occupational therapist had moderate evidence supporting them (Hunter, 2017). There is strong evidence showing that multidisciplinary rehabilitation curriculums are helpful for cancer survivors irrespective of the stage or type of cancer.
The advancement of the nursing field depends on the continuation of research and the development of a theoretical knowledge base. Middle-range theories help improve nursing research and nursing practice by providing a testable hypothesis as a model for directing further research. “The Theory of Music, Mood and Movement (MMM) to Improve Health Outcomes” discusses the use of music as a method to increase activity levels, improve mood and enhance the overall health of the body. Studies using the MMM theory have been conducted to determine improvements in cardiovascular health, reducing depression, interventions in pain management, treatment of stroke victims and improving the overall care of cancer patients and older adults. The theory is a useful tool to further investigate potential benefits of music and health outcomes across all scopes of nursing practice.
Music can be used in therapy by helping people with depression, and can even be a more natural way to heal the body (“How Music...” 1). In some cases, songs and melodies can help or make diseases worse. Music is a powerful thing and can affect your brain and many other things in your body in numerous ways. Music can relieve certain medical problems. Parkinsons can be made better with certain musical rhythms.
Past research also supported how these improved language functions were maintained for months after treatment, up to 3 and 6 months. One specific study, previously published by one of the authors, Pulvermüller, was used as evidence to explain CIAT as a treatment approach that focuses on increased use of communication through verbal language only to rehabilitate neurological connections, linking action to communication for increased neural connection in the cortex and replacing nonuse of communication with language that individuals still possess. Other treatments such as unconstrained language therapy use various forms of communication, such as gesturing, written or augmentative, to express language. As the researchers explain, using nonverbal communication can decrease functional verbal communication in individuals who possess some amount of verbal language after a lesion. The researchers felt constraining the output of language as solel... ... middle of paper ... ...ents and expansions are suggested.
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 71 (1), 58-67. The authors reported on a 17-month study done where remote pharmacists used telepharmacy technology to review medication orders, identify quality-related events and code clinical interventions. The results of the study show that the North Dakota Telepharmacy model is helpful in resolving quality- related events in critical access hospitals in rural areas. Also, during the study the use of telepharmacy services became more widespread, leading researchers to believe that physicians became more comfortable using the new technology to enhance patient safety. 2) Schneider, P. J.
I worked with patients of several diagnoses from traumatic brain injuries, cerebrovascular accidents, wounds, burns, dementia, pediatrics, and many others. From the beginning this setting was not in my plans as I originally preferred an outpatient sports medicine clinic over anything else. However after working at Trustpoint I have been introduced to inpatient rehab and I have to say that this is the most interesting field of physical therapy. I can make a case against any other setting as to why inpatient is the best. Unlike acute care you get to see the patients for a distinct period of time and build a fundamental relationship with them.