Your song, my song, our song: Developing music therapy programs for a culturally diverse community in home-based paediatric palliative care

Your song, my song, our song: Developing music therapy programs for a culturally diverse community in home-based paediatric palliative care

Abstract

Working in home-based paediatric palliative care with children and families of diverse cultural background presents an array of considerations for the music therapist. Developing cultural awareness, sensitivity and responsiveness is paramount in the provision of culturally appropriate palliative care music therapy services. This paper presents a preliminary discussion of cultural considerations in providing paediatric palliative care music therapy services in home-based settings for children and families of diverse cultural background.

 

Keywords: music therapy, palliative care, paediatrics, home-based care, culture


Citation

Forrest, L. (2014). Your song, my song, our song: Developing music therapy programs for a culturally diverse community in home-based paediatric palliative care. Australian Journal of Music Therapy, 25, 14-25.


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Date published: July 2014