How can music therapy help adults in hospice or palliative care?
Music therapy can :
Increase familial connection - prevent feelings of distance or loss in relationship
Provide validation and emotional support - decrease anxiety, fear, & anticipatory grief for patient and family members
Support healthy emotional expression - reduce retraction, repression, & depression
Empower through opportunities for autonomy - eliminate "loss of control" or "loss of self"
Promote natural healing, wellness, & growth - decrease use of expensive pharmacological drugs
Facilitate life review & reminiscence - provide space to appropriately work through the psychological processes within end-of-life
Develop legacy projects - provide patients the opportunity to tell their story, & provide families a legacy to remember their loved one by
Provide the opportunity to have the most meaningful, supportive, & comfortable end-of-life experience as possible
for the patient, their families, & their loved ones
Promote the highest quality of life
What could music therapy services look like at your agency?
Music therapy services could look like:
Individual or family-based sessions, weekly or biweekly
Support for the actively dying upon request
Bereavement support groups
Participation in IDT meetings
Performances for funerals upon request
Performances, or music planning, for agency events
How can Marigold benefit your hospice & palliative care agency?
Marigold can help your agency:
Rank above competitors
by advertising your agency's effective & successful music therapy services
on pharmacological drugs & costly pain medications
Create an enviable work-environment
by promoting agency morale & increasing employee retention rates
Provide exceptional care
by providing evidence-based, humanistic, strength-focused music therapy
Leave a lasting, meaningful impact
on the individuals, families, and communities that you serve
Why utilize a Board-Certified Music Therapist?
rather than a volunteer musician?
Board-Certified Music Therapists (MT-BC's) have specialized training in working within hospice and palliative care.
- MT-BC's utilize music to achieve non-musical goals, like promoting life review & reminiscence, or decreasing anxiety/fear surrounding end-of-life.
- MT-BC's are trained on how to safely process difficult emotions, like anticipatory grief or trauma, that can be easily triggered by music.
- MT-BC's understand the varying processes and stages of end-of-life, & design their music interventions on evidence-based research to address individualized needs.
Board-Certified Music Therapists (MT-BC's) design their sessions on evidence-based research.
- MT-BC's actively engage participants in clinical music interventions, rather than provide a passive performance.
- MT-BC's utilize person-preferred music rather than playing music that they personally enjoy, or music that they assume participants will like.
- MT-BC's are required to engage in continuing education to keep their practice current, ethical, and as effective as possible.
Board-Certified Music Therapists (MT-BC's) can strengthen your existing programs.
- MT-BC's can provide inservices to educate clinicians & CNA's on how to best utilize music within their practices.
- MT-BC's can help train volunteer musicians on some basic therapeutic music techniques/ how to appropriately & safely use music within end-of-life care.
- MT-BC's can make clinical decisions regarding wh0 could benefit from a volunteer, versus who would more greatly benefit from music therapy.
Have more questions about the role of a Board Certified Music Therapist? Visit : https://www.musictherapy.org/about/therapists/