Date of Award

Winter 12-10-2021

Document Type

Scholarly Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)



First Advisor

Janis Schiefelbein (

Second Advisor

Trina Larery (

Third Advisor

Alicia Mason (


The purpose of this scholarly project is to increase the willingness of healthcare providers to introduce alternative and complementary pain management to their patients. Two patient video tools were constructed and offered to healthcare providers to evaluate and potentially utilize the final products in their practice. One tool introduced music therapy, the other mindful meditation, along with resources for patients to investigate and learn from on their own. A total of seven healthcare providers responded to the project with a commitment to potentially utilize the final video and provided their feedback on the video tools. No changes were made to the final video product. Quick Response codes were offered to the responding healthcare providers. The codes were to increase the ease of providing the tools to their patients. The video tools do not require explanation or a licensed healthcare provider to be utilized or offered to patients. They are an introduction to alternative and complementary pain management that can be used by most patients. They provide an easy, inexpensive alternative to opioids that can be proposed to all patients experiencing pain.