MARZO 2006 N° 3 Volumen 4

Nursing intervention



Crispín Gigante Pérez


Profesor del Dpto. de Enfermería de la Universidad de Alcalá.

Contact address

Escuela Universitaria de Enfermería y Fisioterapia de Alcalá (Campus Universitario N II), Alcalá de Henares. 28801 Madrid.

Contact email: crispin.gigante@uah.es


This article is the result of the presentation of a communication bearing the same title at the European Hall at the Nursing School of the European University of Madrid that won the first prize. We would like to express our gratitude to that university for allowing us to express our ideas with regard to music, health and nursing care.
This open forum is an activity that stimulates the debate on scientific nursing knowledge showing the awareness of the organisers with regard to the nursing discipline.
We first present a proposal to change the term “Music Therapy” for “Music in the care of health”, more concordant with the nursing science and the holistic influence of music on people.
We will then develop a descriptive and longitudinal study consisting of a brief historic biographical sketch on how music has been used to influence people consciously.
We highlight the importance of Florence Nightingale as the first nurse who left written proof of the importance of audio stimulation in patient care.
Lastly, we perform an approximation of the Nursing Intervention described at the NIC (Nursing Interventions Classification) as “Music Therapy”, including the NANDA nursing diagnoses, where the importance of the “Music Therapy” intervention is shown for the resolution of problems dealing with nursing competence.
“Music is a revelation greater than any other type of philosophy”
Ludwig van Beethoven.



music therapy; musichealth care

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