The article by Tam and colleagues published in this edition of Heart & Lung, succinctly reports on the meta-analysis of research findings testing music as an adjunctive intervention during bronchoscopy. The article provides a coherent summary of the pooled evidence of music’s beneficial effect on physiological indicators of relaxation and anxiety as evidenced by reductions in heart rate and blood pressure. We offer here a commentary on the article and music intervention, including key considerations for the implementation of music in practice settings.
Chlan, Linda L. and Heiderscheit, Annie, "Music intervention in the Acute and Critical Care Settings: Commentary on “The Effect of Music during Bronchoscopy: A Meta-Analysis”" (2016). Faculty Authored Articles. 48.