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Description - Music Therapy in Children's Hospices by Lesley Schatzberger

The use of music therapy in children's hospices is burgeoning. This moving text brings together the experiences of eleven music therapists working with children who are in the final stages of life-limiting illness. The contributors discuss the adaptation of the therapy to the hospice environment and to the individual needs of the patient. They explore the key concerns of all practitioners in this field such as how to empower the patient, how to help bereaved siblings and how the therapists themselves can find support. The volume takes a holistic approach to children's hospices with chapters on involving family and staff in sessions and the creation of a music community. 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781843102540
ISBN-10: 1843102544
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 10-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Lesley Schatzberger

Mercedes Pavlicevic lives and works in South Africa, and is Director at the Music Therapy Programme at the University of Pretoria, and Researcher Associate at the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Centre, London where she teaches the Master of Music Therapy Programme, and she has been involved in Community Music Therapy projects for the past six years.