Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Peaceful Journey: a music therapy pain intervention

I developed this intervention to use in my two-year research study at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. I am a music therapist, and I wanted to find out if a single, 20 minute music therapy session could lower pain in the adult palliative care population. Happily, my results were statistically significant in favor of the music therapy intervention which you may listen to below. You may read the complete article, published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, here. Feel free to contact me at kathy.gutgsell@uhhospitals.org.

Kathy Jo Gutgsell, Music Therapist, Board Certified