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A Music Therapy Program Design for Neuro-Palliative Care


A Music Therapy Program Design for Neuro-Palliative Care

Davis, Kirsten L. (2018) A Music Therapy Program Design for Neuro-Palliative Care. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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The use of music therapy to support patients and families receiving traditional (oncology-based) palliative care has been well established in research and practice (Bradt & Dileo, 2010). In this study, intervention research methodology (Fraser, Richman, Galinsky & Day, 2009) was used to develop a music therapy intervention manual for the emergent sub-specialty of neuro-palliative care. Two participants (one neuro-palliative care nurse clinician, one music therapist) were interviewed regarding applications of music therapy for patients with end-stage brain tumours, strokes, and progressive neurologic disorders. These findings, combined with the researcher’s own clinical experience, suggest the essential components of a music therapy program for neuro-palliative care, give detailed descriptions of music therapy interventions for neuro-palliative care, and outline patient and family needs and goals which music therapy may address in a neuro-palliative care settings.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Creative Arts Therapies
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Davis, Kirsten L.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Creative Arts Therapies (Music Therapy)
Date:6 September 2018
Thesis Supervisor(s):Thibeault, Charles-Antoine
Keywords:music therapy palliative care stroke brain tumour progressive neurologic disease neuro-palliative intervention research program design
ID Code:984905
Deposited By: Kirsten Davis
Deposited On:16 Jan 2019 17:02
Last Modified:16 Jan 2019 17:02
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