Music as Non-Pharmacological Pain Management in Clinics*

Günther Bernatzky, Simon Strickner, Michaela Presch, Franz Wendtner and Werner Kullich

in Music, Health, and Wellbeing

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199586974
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738357 | DOI:
Music as Non-Pharmacological Pain Management in Clinics*

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This chapter evaluates the effects of music on acute and chronic pain in inpatients with and without surgery. There are two goals; first to present an overview of research, and second to address issues surrounding the implementation of music in pain therapy for inpatients.

Keywords: music therapy; pain therapy; pain relief; acute pain; chronic pain

Chapter.  8071 words. 

Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis

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