Music therapy as an exercise in humanity

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Music therapy as an exercise in humanity


The pursuit of "hard evidence" without consideration of theory or practice unnecessarily constricts the creation of useful evidence. Gold's pyramid of the theory, practice and evidence provides three lenses through which the clinician can become reflexive and progress to pertinent research. The author's journey through reflexive practice and research is illustrated through her work in neonatal music therapy.


Keywords: music therapy, reflexive, neonatal, sociology of medicine


Shoemark, H. (2009). Music therapy as an exercise in humanity. Australian Journal of Music Therapy, 20: 20th Anniversary Special Edition, 31-44.

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Date published: September 2009