Music and Medicine

An Interdisciplinary Journal

The Development of a Music Therapy Protocol: A Music 4 Life® Case Report of a Veteran with PTSD
Music and Medicine (2015) Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 24-39

A music therapist-directed protocol designed to assist in resolving unsettled moods and bringing emotional balance is explicated through a case report of a 36 year old Army veteran. Upon completing a protocol, increased motivation, decreased stress, and a reported sense ...

Bridging Familiarity with Unfamiliarity: The Use of Music Therapy to Normalize the Pediatric Hospital Environment
Music and Medicine (2015) Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 26-33

This article explores how music therapy can help to normalize the hospital environment for pediatric patients regardless of their acute or long-term status. Many different facets of how normalization can be utilized through music therapy are explained, as well as ...

The Effects of Mothers’ Voice on the Long Term Development of Premature Infants: A Prospective Randomized Study
Music and Medicine (2015) Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 20-25

Language acquisition appears to begin during fetal life. This is substantiated by the fact that the fetus recognizes and remembers the voice and melody of the mother's language. We hypothesized that Auditory Stimulation of preterm infants with their mothers' voice ...

Perceptions of Patients and Families who Received a Music Intervention During Mechanical Ventilation
Music and Medicine (2015) Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 54-58

The intensive care unit (ICU) is a technologically-driven environment where critically ill patients and their families have significant physical and emotional experiences. Mechanically ventilated (MV) patients can experience significant distress from anxiety and pain. Music listening is one integrative intervention ...

Tracy, et al.
Preservation of Singing Functioning in a 5 Year-Old Following Severe Right-Sided Traumatic Brain Injury: Insights into the Neurological Resilience of Song from Pediatric Music Therapy
Music and Medicine (2015) Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 14-19

Studies examining song functioning in childhood are of particular importance when devising developmentally appropriate evidence-based Music Therapy (MT) interventions during recovery from brain injury. In comparison to adult studies where neural organization may be well defined, the neural organization of ...

Gentle, et al.
Music Making Interventions with Adults in the Forensic Setting – A Systematic Review of the Literature – Part I: Group Interventions
Music and Medicine (2015) Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 40-53

The purpose of this systematic review of international research is to summarize the available literature on active music making interventions with adult offenders in forensic settings (i.e. forensic psychiatry or correctional facilities at different security levels). A systematic search of ...

Tracheomelodica: A Musical Device for Improving the Pulmonary Function of Laryngectomized Patients
Music and Medicine (2015) Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 8-13

To determine the effectiveness of an innovative music instrument in improving the lung function of the patients undergoing total laryngectomy, this experimental study was conducted at Srinagarind Hospital, Khon Kaen, Thailand, from January - December 2013. The Tracheomelodica, a modified ...

The Effects of Functionally Oriented Music Therapy on Body Function and Quality of Life in Chronic Stroke Survivors and on Patients with Parkinson’s Disease
Music and Medicine (2015) Vol. 7, No. 2

The objective of this pilot study was to estimate the effects of a 20 week Functional oriented Music Therapy (FMT) program on several body functions in patients with chronic stroke and in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). 15 different body-functions ...

Rosin, et al.
Culturally Transformed Music Therapy in the Perinatal and Paediatric Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: An International Report
Music and Medicine (2015) Vol. 7, No. 2

In July 2014, an international group of music therapists presented a Roundtable at the World Congress of Music Therapy to offer insight into music therapy practice with hospitalized newborn infants in 3 regions of the world: German speaking countries, Asia ...


Music and Medicine is a new interdisciplinary journal that will be an integrative forum for clinical practice and research related to music interventions and applications of clinical music strategies in medicine. Each peer reviewed issue will offer original articles, case studies, editorial commentaries, and interviews from clinical medicine, the neurosciences, behavioral sciences, nursing, and social work that translate music, music psychology, music cognition, music neurology, and music therapy into scientifically valid clinical applications. Music and Medicine’s goal is to bring together information that is currently scattered across many disciplines throughout many publications.

Publisher The International Association for Music & Medicine
ISSN (Print) 1943-8621
ISSN (Online) 1943-863X
Year started 2009
Indexed 206 articles
Licence Paid Access

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