Therapeutic effects of music and singing for older people.

  title={Therapeutic effects of music and singing for older people.},
  author={Ann Skingley and Trish Vella-Burrows},
  journal={Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)},
  volume={24 19},
AIM To identify how music and singing may be used therapeutically by nurses in caring for older people. METHOD A multimethod approach was taken, comprising a search of the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) and Medline databases, and the extraction of relevant articles from three existing reviews. FINDINGS Two reviews and 16 research reports were identified, the majority of which were intervention studies. All the studies reported benefits from music or… CONTINUE READING