Wellness programs for staff working in health care facilities may reduce the occurrence
of burnout experienced in employees (Bittman, Bruhn, Stevens, Westengard, & Umbach,
2003). Literature is reviewed to develop an understanding of the concepts of wellness,
challenges of working in a health care setting, benefits associated with employee
wellness programs, and music therapy interventions used to promote wellness concepts.
A program manual utilizing music as its modality and focus is presented to assist music
therapists in developing a music-based wellness program for health care workers.