Music Therapy in a General Hospital's Psychiatric Unit - a 'pilot' evaluation of an eight week programme
Journal/Book: Journal of British Music Therapy. 1987; 1: Herfortshire, UK. British Society for Music Therapy/APMT 69 Avondale Avenue East Barnet EN4 8NB Hertfordshire UK. 22-27.
Abstract: Within Great Britain music therapy is developing a presence in the field of mental health. There is a history of work within the large institutions and there are present moves to develop more work in community based day hospitals and units. This paper charts the setting-up of a short period of eight sessions for a group attending a unit based within a general hospital. Positive results from a simple evaluation from both clients and staff point to the need for further studies to be set up when more detailed questions can be addressed.
Keyword(s): Mental-health, institution-group, general-hospital, evaluation, schizophrenia, manic-depression, improvisation.