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Music as a resource for health and wellbeing

Bunt, Leslie G.K.; Daykin, Norma; Bunt, Leslie


Leslie G.K. Bunt

Norma Daykin

Leslie Bunt
Occasional Associate Lecturer - HAS HSS


Ingrid Söderback


This chapter explores the use of music as a resource for health and wellbeing. Drawing on recent evidence, the contribution of music to a range of health and wellbeing outcomes, including physiologic, psychological, clinical, and social impacts, are outlined.
The chapter identifies key issues for practitioners to consider when using music. These include the background and experience of clients, the importance of facilitation skills, and the need to cope with the sometimes powerful emotional responses to music.
Finally, the chapter highlights the need for further research into the ways in which music can contribute to treatment, rehabilitation, and quality of life in a wide range of settings.


Daykin, N., & Bunt, L. (2015). Music as a resource for health and wellbeing. In I. Söderback (Ed.), International Handbook of Occupational Interventions, 825-829. Springer Link.

Publication Date Jan 1, 2015
Journal International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Issue 4
Pages 825-829
Book Title International Handbook of Occupational Interventions
ISBN 9783319081403
Keywords music, health, music therapy, quality of life
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