Hospice & Palliative Care Music Therapy:
A Guide to Program Development and Clinical Care
By Russell Hilliard, PhD, LCSW, LCAT, MT-BC
An introduction to hospice and palliative care, a discussion of the clinical needs of patients with a terminal illness, and a wide range of music therapy approaches and session plans to address these needs. The author also provides practical guidelines for music therapists attempting to create jobs in hospice care. Examples of business plans and proposals are included.
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Music Therapy at the End of Life
Edited by Cheryl Dileo, PhD, MT-BC & Joanne Loewy, DA, MT-BC
A state of the art text on the uses of music therapy in hospice care. Following an introductory section, the book contains contributions by a host of national and international music therapy experts in end of life music therapy care. In section 2, clinical issues, such as spirituality, quality of life, and cultural issues are addressed. A variety of relevant music therapy approaches are described in section 3, including music and imagery, improvisation, voice work, and the use of songs. Finally, in Part 4, professional issues, such as training and advanced competencies are detailed.
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