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Case Examples of Music Therapy At the End of Life

Author : Kenneth E. Bruscia

Case Examples of Music Therapy At the End of Life
E-ISBN : 9781937440237

Case examples provide very unique and valuable insights into how different forms of therapy are practiced, as well as how clients respond to those therapies. This e-book contains 7 previously published case studies on how music therapy has been used to help individuals at the end of life. Each case details the process by which therapist and client engage in music experiences that enable the client to address whatever emotional, spiritual, and interpersonal needs that arise at the end of life.  The aim of the book is to provide practical information to students and professionals in music therapy and related fields and to inform all those affected by end-of-life transitions of the potential benefits of music therapy.


Table of Contents


Life Review with a Palliative Care Patient

Cheryl Beggs



Songs of Faith in End of Life Care

Russell Hilliard

Jenna Justice



Music Therapy at the End of a Life

Jenny A. Martin



The Courage to Die—Nathaniel, a Terminal Cancer Patient:

A Case Analysis

Chava Sekeles



Where Have All Our Flowers Gone? Music Therapy with a Bereaved Mother and Widow: A Case Analysis

Chava Sekeles



“Couldn’t Put Humpty Together Again”: Symbolic Play with a Terminally Ill Child

Catherine Sweeney



Songs In Palliative Care: A Spouse’s Last Gift