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Music and Family Health

  • By: Alessandra Padula
  • In: Encyclopedia of Family Health
  • Edited by: Martha Craft-Rosenberg & Shelley-Rae Pehler
  • Subject:Family Health, Family Policy, Family Law

To promote family health and wellness, professionals in the fields of health, nursing, and human services develop prevention programs. Secondary and tertiary prevention programs are realized by determining appropriate interventions for families in which one or more members are suffering from specific diseases, illnesses, or injuries. Primary prevention programs are realized by suggesting to a broad range of customers nonmedical practices, which are aimed at maintaining and improving the well-being of individuals and families. Since the 1950s, there has been increasing acknowledgment of the benefits of music; musical activities are considered ecological, useful, and effective tools in promoting family health and Wellness and are therefore successfully included in primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention programs.

Musical activities are organized behaviors in which gestures are performed in ...

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