A time of turmoil: music therapy interventions for adolescents in a paediatric oncology ward

A time of turmoil: music therapy interventions for adolescents in a paediatric oncology ward

Abstract

A diagnosis of cancer during adolescence can potentially complicate an already challenging phase of development. Music therapy techniques, including song parody and performance, music relaxation and imagery, and instrument learning, can provide age-appropriate and innovative ways to help meet the unique needs of adolescents undergoing hospital cancer treatment. Case studies are provided to illustrate their effectiveness with this population.

 

Keywords: Music therapy; adolescents; oncology


Citation

Abad, V. (2003). A time of turmoil: music therapy interventions for adolescents in a paediatric oncology ward. Australian Journal of Music Therapy, 14, 20-37.


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Date published: July 2003