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Perceptions of music therapy for older people among healthcare professionals

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dc.contributor.author Khan, Waqas Ullah
dc.contributor.author Mohamad Onn Yap, Irin Arina
dc.contributor.author O'Neill, Desmond
dc.contributor.author Moss, Hilary
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-21T12:15:15Z
dc.date.available 2016-11-21T12:15:15Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5357
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Purpose of study To investigate the perceptions of healthcare providers on music therapy and their recommendations on wider adoption in a hospital setting. Design and methods A qualitative exploratory study employing short semistructured interviews using a thematic analysis method of data analysis. Intervention A qualitative exploratory study, employing short semistructured interviews was conducted in March 2015 in an urban teaching hospital to explore healthcare providers’ attitudes towards and recommendations on music therapy. Convenience sampling was used for recruitment of hospital staff from a multidisciplinary geriatric unit. Only staff who had exposure, awareness, or participated in the hospital music therapy programme were asked to partake in an in Main findings Themes emerging reflected a belief among hospital staff that music therapy was of benefit to patients and staff; perceptions of how a hospital music therapy programme should be implemented and a desire for expansion of the music therapy programme throughout the hospital setting.-depth qualitative interview. Principal conclusions Music therapy is of great importance to patients and healthcare professionals, and thus more attention is warranted to better integrate and advance this programme. This study is important because although numerous studies have examined music therapy from a patient health perspective, no report has analysed the perceptions of healthcare providers on this intervention and their recommendations on further development of music therapy services. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher BMJ Publishing Group en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Medical Humanities;42, pp. 52-56
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/medhum-2015-010778
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/medhum-2015-010778
dc.subject music therapy en_US
dc.subject older people en_US
dc.subject hospital setting en_US
dc.title Perceptions of music therapy for older people among healthcare professionals en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2016-11-19T18:00:46Z
dc.description.version Accepted
dc.identifier.doi 10.1136/medhum-2015-010778
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1645249
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Medical Humanities
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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