Journal of Taiwan Occupational Therapy Research and Practice
"Kagayashiki music care" of Japan has been the only one music care mode from eastern countries of the world. Domestically, there are also several researchers which come from different fields, such as nursing and social work, have published the applications of Kagayashiki music care in their fields. However, comparing to other music therapies, evidence-based researches of Kagayashiki music care are fewer, and the establishment and induction of theoretical foundations are also insufficient. This article reviews literatures, defines Kagayashiki music care, inducts four core elements of patients' benefits from Kagayashiki music care and induct possible effects of Kagayashiki music care. It is expected to have more understanding of the connotation and value of Kagayashiki music care in health care profession, such as occupational therapy and nursing, in order to implement it in further clinical fields.