FEATURESSelection of Music for Inducing Relaxation and Alleviating Pain Literature ReviewChi, Grace Chu-Hui-Lin PhD, MS, RN, OCN; Young, Anne EdD, RN Author Information Nursing Department, Southwestern Adventist University, Keene, Texas (Dr Chi); and College of Nursing, Texas Woman's University, Houston, Texas (Dr Young). Correspondence: Grace Chu-Hui-Lin Chi, PhD, MS, RN, OCN, Nursing Department, Southwestern Adventist University, 100 W Hillcrest St, Keene, TX 76059 ([email protected] or [email protected]). Holistic Nursing Practice 25(3):p 127-135, May/June 2011. | DOI: 10.1097/HNP.0b013e3182157c64 Buy Metrics Abstract The use of music as an intervention involves choices. What kind of music should be used? Who should choose the music? Thirty-one articles were reviewed. To maximize effects, the primary music selection should be based on research and then a variety of selections be presented to individuals for choice on the basis of personal preferences. © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.