Music Therapy in Children's Hospices: Jessie's Fund in Action
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Feb 15, 2005 - Psychology - 192 pages
The use of music therapy in children's hospices has burgeoned since its introduction by Jessie's Fund in the mid-90s. This moving and extremely helpful text brings together the experiences of eleven music therapists working with children who are in the final stages of life-limiting illness.
The contributors adapt music therapy to hospice environments and explore key concerns for all practitioners, including how to empower ill children and their families, how to help bereaved siblings, and how the therapists themselves find support. The book celebrates the communities created through an inclusive music therapy practice with children, their families and hospice staff.
This text is essential reading for all music therapists working in palliative care and for health care professionals considering introducing music as a therapy.
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2 The beginnings of music therapy in our hospice
Music therapy within a medical setting
Developing a music therapy group for bereaved siblings
5 Brief encounters
Using music technology to fulfil the aspirations of teenage lads with muscular dystrophy
7 The open music therapy group session
Music therapy with children and adults in a hospice setting
Ty Hafan Childrens Hospice a place for living
Music therapy outreach