Pediatric and neonatal patients are especially vulnerable to suffering from distress. This literature review identifies research which applies passive music listening to distressed neonatal and pediatric acute care patients. Databases searched to find relevant studies include CINAHL plus with full text, MEDLINE, Alt HealthWatch, APA PsycArticles, and APA PsycInfo from EBSCOhost. Six studies were identified to meet search criteria. The studies that supported music listening with the neonatal and pediatric populations had a positive effect in reducing distress levels. Additional research is warranted to further validate these findings. Music listening with neonatal and pediatric patients is a simple, cost-effective intervention that nurses can implement at the bedside.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Nursing
Özoğlu, Seren E., "Playing Music as a Nursing Intervention to Reduce Distress in Neonatal and Pediatric Acute Care Patients: A Literature Review" (2021). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 962.