A multitude of research studies indicate that music therapy is effective in hospice and palliative care to address a variety of goals and objectives.  Check out this video on Music Therapy in Hospice Care or For specific books and articles, see Resources and Bibliography



Patient Progression in Hospice Music Therapy Program

Services Offered by Music Therapy:

    Individual music therapy sessions

    Procedural support music therapy

    Family music therapy sessions

    Group music therapy session (ie. bereavement, staff support, etc)

    Staff support: the music therapist on the interdisciplinary team will give the other members of the team access to different services for their patients as well as provide direct staff support.

    Libraries: collections of musical references (CD’s, books, sheet music, research, etc) and instruments can be developed for use by families, staff, and volunteers.