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A synopsis of the MusiQual feasibility study into the effectiveness of music therapy in palliative care inpatient settings.

Kirkwood, J., Graham-Wisener, L., McConnell, T., Porter, S. and Joanne, R., 2020. A synopsis of the MusiQual feasibility study into the effectiveness of music therapy in palliative care inpatient settings. Approaches: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Music Therapy, 1 - 14. (In Press)

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Abstract

The research team involved in conducting the MusiQual study – carried out in Belfast, Northern Ireland by Queen’s University Belfast, Every Day Harmony Music Therapy, and Marie Curie Northern Ireland – aimed to ascertain the feasibility of carrying out a larger multicentre trial into the effectiveness of music therapy in improving the quality of life of palliative care inpatients. This synoptic paper summarises a number of publications which resulted from developing and implementing the MusiQual study. Those publications include the main findings paper (Porter et al., 2018) and a number of supplementary publications: a systematic review of the literature (McConnell et al., 2016a), a realist review of the literature (McConnell & Porter, 2016), a critical realist evaluation (Porter et al., 2017a), an outline of the theoretical model which resulted from the realist review of the literature (McConnell & Porter, 2016), and the treatment manual for music therapy in palliative care drafted for use in the potential multicentre trial and recently published (Kirkwood et al., 2019). The purpose of this synopsis is to consolidate information in one single, accessible place in order to advance knowledge in this area of work and support the evidence-informed practice of music therapists and others in this field.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:2459-3338
Uncontrolled Keywords:music therapy, palliative care, end-of-life care, quality of life, theoretical model, critical realist approach
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:33235
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:14 Jan 2020 14:21
Last Modified:14 Jan 2020 14:22

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