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.
Buy Music Therapy in Children's Hospices book by Mercedes Pavlicevic from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Author Biography - Mercedes Pavlicevic
MercA(c)dAs Pavlicevic lives and works in South Africa, and is Director at the Music Therapy Master's Programme at the University of Pretoria, and Visiting Researcher at the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Centre, London. She has been involved in Community Music Therapy projects in South Africa for the past nine years.