School of Nursing and Midwifery

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Music therapy for palliative care patients is a research study being carried out by Every Day Harmony Music Therapy, Marie Curie Hospice, and the School of Nursing and Midwifery at The Queen’s University of Belfast. This research is funded by the Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Research and Development Enabling Award.

Please take a look at our webpage. This page aims to answer any questions you may have about our music therapy research.  

Additional professional information can be obtained by contacting Dr Tracey McConnell on 02890972434 or t.mcconnell@qub.ac.uk.

Links to related music therapy research conducted by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Music therapy for end-of-life care: an updated systematic review https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26944533

Music therapy for palliative care: A realist review http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1478951516000663

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We also have an additional link to a reflective blog written by our music therapist on the project entitled "From Chopin to Christina Aguilera: how music therapy helps people with a terminal illness" which can be found on the Marie Curie website https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/blog/music-therapy/147802

This study’s published protocol entitled “Evaluation of the effectiveness of music therapy in improving the quality of life of palliative care patients: a randomised controlled pilot and feasibility study”  https://pilotfeasibilitystudies.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40814-016-0111-x