Andrew J. Knight, MA MT-BC, is an assistant professor of music therapy at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND.
Therapeutic Music and Nursing in Poststroke Rehabilitation (CE)
Article first published online: 27 MAR 2012
2011 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Volume 36, Issue 5, pages 204–215, September-October 2011
How to Cite
Knight, A. J. and Wiese, N. (2011), Therapeutic Music and Nursing in Poststroke Rehabilitation (CE). Rehabilitation Nursing, 36: 204–215. doi: 10.1002/j.2048-7940.2011.tb00196.x
- Issue published online: 27 MAR 2012
- Article first published online: 27 MAR 2012
- evidence-based practice;
- music therapy;
Individuals who experience stroke undergo a critical rehabilitation process with the aid of professionals including physical, occupational, and speech therapists, as well as primary care from nursing staff. However, the extent of the role that music can play in facilitating the rehabilitation process is unknown. Board-certified music therapists are employed in several capacities within the rehabilitation environment. There is a need for nursing professionals in this area to better understand the role a music therapist may play and how they can assist clients in using music in a therapeutically beneficial way. The purpose of this article is to educate nurses about music therapy and provide evidence for the therapeutic use of music in the rehabilitation setting for victims of stroke.