Music and Public Health

A Nordic Perspective

Editors: Bonde, Lars Ole, Theorell, Töres (Eds.)

  • Is the first book to document the full potential of music as a public health resource
  • Provides the foundation of a new understanding of the potential of music to improve physical and mental health
  • Presents a combination of epidemiological and clinical evidence for musicking as a health resource – in a Nordic perspective related to the welfare systems of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland
  • Offers a unique collection of scholarly writings from leading researchers in the Nordic countries
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About this book

From the Nordic countries (Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland) comes an exciting source of theoretical approaches, epidemiological findings, and real-life examples regarding the therapeutic and health-enhancing effects of music. Experts across fields including psychology, neurology, music therapy, medicine, and public health review research on the benefits of music in relieving physiological, psychological, and socioemotional dysfunction. Chapters link musical experiences (listening and performing, as well as involvement in movement, dance, and theatre) to a wide range of clinical and non-clinical objectives such as preventing isolation, regulating mood, reducing stress and its symptoms, and treating dementia. And the book’s section on innovative music-based interventions illustrates opportunities for incorporating musical activities into public health programs.

 Among the topics covered are:

· Associations between the use of music, cultural participation and health-related outcomes in adult Scandinavian populations

·  Music practice and emotion handling

· How music translates itself biologically in the body

·  Music as a forum for social-emotional health

·  Participation and partnership as core concepts in music and public health

·  Music therapy as health promotion for mothers and children at a public health clinic

 Music and Public Health will gain interested readers among researchers, teachers, students, and clinicians in the fields of music education and therapy, as well as researchers and students of public health who are interested in the influence of culture and the arts. The book also will be relevant to administrators in public health services.

About the authors

Lars Ole Bonde, PhD, is professor of Music Therapy at Aalborg University in Denmark. He also is professor of Music and Health at the Center for Research in Music and Health at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, Norway.        
Töres Theorell, MD, PhD, is a physician with specialty in internal medicine, cardiology, and social medicine. Dr. Theorell was professor of Psychosocial Medicine at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden from 1995 to 2006. After retirement, he has been working as scientific consultant at the Stress Research Institute at the University of Stockholm in Sweden. He also is an amateur musician.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bonde, Lars Ole (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Music and Health in Everyday Life in Denmark: Associations Between the Use of Music and Health-Related Outcomes in Adult Danes

    Ekholm, Ola (et al.)

    Pages 15-31

  • Are Playing Instruments, Singing or Participating in Theatre Good for Population Health? Associations with Self-Rated Health and All-Cause Mortality in the HUNT3 Study (2006–2008), Norway

    Løkken, Bente Irene (et al.)

    Pages 33-54

  • Music Practice and Emotion Handling

    Theorell, Töres (et al.)

    Pages 55-67

  • How Does Music Translate Itself Biologically in a Public Health Context?

    Theorell, Töres

    Pages 71-84

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eBook 118,99 €
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Hardcover 155,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-76239-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Music and Public Health
Book Subtitle
A Nordic Perspective
Editors
  • Lars Ole Bonde
  • Töres Theorell
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76240-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76240-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76239-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 241
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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