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Music-making with hospitalised children outcomes for children, families, hospital staff and musicians from LIME Medical Notes (2) and Songbirds projects : A research report

Livesley, J, Cavanagh, AJ, Charnock, EM, Garrow, AL, Lee, AE and Long, AJ 2016, Music-making with hospitalised children outcomes for children, families, hospital staff and musicians from LIME Medical Notes (2) and Songbirds projects : A research report , Project Report, University of Salford, Salford.

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Abstract

Children account for 21% of the population in the United Kingdom (Office for National Statistics 2015). Each year, one in fifteen children will be admitted to hospital, many of whom will have complex healthcare needs; a significant proportion of these will require highly technical interventions (NHS UK 2014). Significantly, some children with complex healthcare needs have many repeated admissions to hospital while others live in hospital for extensive periods and may be medically fragile and have been termed as children with medical complexity (CMC) (Peter et al 2011, Cohen et al 2011). While researchers have attempted to develop knowledge regarding the impact of hospitalisation on children, many of those in hospital for extended periods of time remain invisible in terms of what is known about the impact that hospitalisation has on their lives and their long-term development. The Music for Health programme is drawing attention to the plight of these children by providing ‘music-making’ sessions that are tailored and available for many children and their families receiving in-patient care at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH). The impact and outcome from the first Medical Notes project have been reported (Cavanagh et al 2012). This second report details the research findings on the impact and outcomes from the subsequent phase of the project activity at RMCH which included the second Medical Notes project (Medical Notes 2) and Songbirds, a specialised project focused on work with children that have acquired brain injury or long-term conditions. Both projects were undertaken between September 2013 and September 2015.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Contributors: Widdowson, MDJ (Reviewer) and (Photographer)
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Publisher: University of Salford
Series Name: Medical Notes Evaluations
ISBN: 9781907842870
Funders: Youth Music, CMFT Charitable Funds Committee
Depositing User: J Livesley
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2016 14:52
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:52
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/40341

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