Healing with Harmony: Implementing Music Therapy to Help Reduce Pain and Anxiety in Breast Reconstruction Patients

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308688
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Healing with Harmony: Implementing Music Therapy to Help Reduce Pain and Anxiety in Breast Reconstruction Patients
Author(s):
Thorn, Michael J
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Michael J Thorn, RN, Thorn.Michael@mayo.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013

Healing with Harmony: Implementing Music Therapy to Help Reduce Pain and Anxiety in Breast Reconstruction Patients

Background:

Breast cancer patients can experience significant pain and anxiety with cancer diagnosis and surgical intervention. Using non-pharmacological methods for pain and anxiety reduction is integral in nursing care. Literature suggests music promotes relaxation, decreases anxiety, and improves the perception of pain. Nursing staff can utilize music therapy for patients who have undergone breast reconstruction which can be complementary to standard nursing care. The nurse demonstrates a caring healing approach by incorporating best practices into daily care. The use of music therapy, in addition to standard post-surgical care, may enhance the overall patient experience.

Aims:

The purpose of this study is to explore the effects of music therapy on the reduction of pain and anxiety in breast reconstruction patients. The study will examine whether the use of pharmacological interventions decreased with music therapy implementation.

Methods Strategies:

Over an 8 week timeframe, the interventional cohort will receive digital music play in addition to standard nursing care. The control cohort will receive standard nursing care. Data will be collected using chart audits, medication audits, and qualitative summaries of hospital experience.

Results:

The study is currently in the process of implementation. The results will be finalized and compiled by the end of February 2013.

Conclusions:

It is hypothesized, that adding music therapy will have a significant effect on reducing pain and anxiety in breast reconstruction patients. Additionally, reducing pharmacological intervention will decrease the risk of possible side effects associated with those agents.

Keywords:
music; pain; therapy
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHealing with Harmony: Implementing Music Therapy to Help Reduce Pain and Anxiety in Breast Reconstruction Patientsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorThorn, Michael Jen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsMichael J Thorn, RN, Thorn.Michael@mayo.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308688-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013</p>Healing with Harmony: <i>Implementing Music Therapy to Help Reduce Pain and Anxiety in Breast Reconstruction Patients</i><p><b>Background:</b><p>Breast cancer patients can experience significant pain and anxiety with cancer diagnosis and surgical intervention. Using non-pharmacological methods for pain and anxiety reduction is integral in nursing care. Literature suggests music promotes relaxation, decreases anxiety, and improves the perception of pain. Nursing staff can utilize music therapy for patients who have undergone breast reconstruction which can be complementary to standard nursing care. The nurse demonstrates a caring healing approach by incorporating best practices into daily care. The use of music therapy, in addition to standard post-surgical care, may enhance the overall patient experience. <p><b>Aims:</b><p>The purpose of this study is to explore the effects of music therapy on the reduction of pain and anxiety in breast reconstruction patients. The study will examine whether the use of pharmacological interventions decreased with music therapy implementation. <p><b>Methods Strategies:</b><p>Over an 8 week timeframe, the interventional cohort will receive digital music play in addition to standard nursing care. The control cohort will receive standard nursing care. Data will be collected using chart audits, medication audits, and qualitative summaries of hospital experience.<b></b><p><b>Results:</b><p>The study is currently in the process of implementation. The results will be finalized and compiled by the end of February 2013. <p><b>Conclusions:</b><p>It is hypothesized, that adding music therapy will have a significant effect on reducing pain and anxiety in breast reconstruction patients. Additionally, reducing pharmacological intervention will decrease the risk of possible side effects associated with those agents.en_GB
dc.subjectmusicen_GB
dc.subjectpainen_GB
dc.subjecttherapyen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:34:46Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:34:46Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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