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Supporting Family Caregivers in End-of-Life Care: A Systematic Literature Review of Music Therapy Resources 1990 to 2012

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Supporting Family Caregivers in End-of-Life Care: A Systematic Literature Review of Music Therapy Resources 1990 to 2012

Tung, Yee Chun Sincere (2014) Supporting Family Caregivers in End-of-Life Care: A Systematic Literature Review of Music Therapy Resources 1990 to 2012. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Abstract

This research involved a systematic literature review of music therapy research studies on the use of music therapy for end-of-life family caregivers published from 1990 to 2012 in peer-reviewed music therapy and non-music therapy journals, master theses, doctoral dissertations, and edited book chapters. A total of 14 music therapy studies were identified, and analyzed using a template with 22 categories that were derived and modified from Aigen’s 2008 templates. Several categories were particularly noteworthy: author, publishing venue, types of presentational form and context, topic and focus of the study; research method and procedures, evaluation standards and procedures, and the description of findings. Important findings included: more than half of the identified journal articles are found in non-music therapy journals, the most frequently-used methods are designed within a qualitative approach; and naturalistic inquiry is the most commonly-used methodology. In assessing these publications, it was found that more attention is needed on such particular areas as selection criteria, choice of evaluation standards and procedures, and the influence of dual relationships. Because of the great needs of end-of-life family caregivers, further research is still needed.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Creative Arts Therapies
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Tung, Yee Chun Sincere
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Creative Arts Therapies (Music Therapy)
Date:8 April 2014
Thesis Supervisor(s):Curtis, Sandi
Keywords:End-of-Life Family Caregivers, Music Therapy Resources, Systematic Literature Review, End-of-Life Care
ID Code:978421
Deposited By: YEE CHUN SINCER TUNG
Deposited On:18 Sep 2014 18:35
Last Modified:10 Apr 2018 19:50
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