Title

Exploring Therapeutic Songwriting for Filipino Children With Leukemia

Authors

Marisa V. Marin

Journal

Music and Medicine

Year

2014

Abstract

This study explored the use of songwriting as a therapeutic tool for Filipino children with leukemia to alleviate pain and to accept death. Using a clinical-descriptive phenomenological approach, four children with leukemia were purposively selected to have individual therapy sessions. Findings show that music making, specifically songwriting, can be a therapeutic intervention for children in pain and in preparation for their death. Furthermore, common themes of the songs are discussed and the role of a therapist is mentioned. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)

Music and Health Institute Terms

Cancer; Composition; Hospital Setting; Hospitalized Patients; Leukemia; Music Therapy; Pain Management and Control; Palliative Care; Songwriting; Suffering; Terminally Ill

Indexed Terms

Therapeutic Songwriting; Children; Cancer; Philippines; Leukemias; Pain; Therapeutic Processes; Test Construction

Study Type

Phenomenological Study; Qualitative Methods

Disciplines

Oncology | Palliative Care

PubMed ID

2015-26009-005

Document Type

Article

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