Music Therapy in Hospice Care


Current Research:


  • Dimaio, Lauren.  (2010). Music Therapy Entrainment: A Humanistic Music Therapist’s Perspective of Using Music Therapy Entrainment with Hospice Clients Experiencing Pain. Music Ther Perspect (2010) 28 (2): 106-115 doi:10.1093/mtp/28.2.106. MT Perspectives Abstract
  • Gallagher M. ( 2011). Evaluating a protocol to train hospice staff in administering individualized music.International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 17(4), 195–201. doi:10.12968/ijpn.2011.17.4.195. Pub Med Abstract | Research Gate Abstract
  • Hilliard, Russell E. (2004). A Post-Hoc Analysis of Music Therapy Services for Residents in Nursing Homes Receiving Hospice Care. J Music Ther (2004) 41 (4): 266-281 doi:10.1093/jmt/41.4.266. J of MT Abstract
  • Hilliard, Russell. (2003). The effects of music therapy on the quality and length of life of people diagnosed with terminal cancer.   J Music Ther. 2003 Summer;40(2):113-37. Pub Med Abstract
  • Hisako Nakayama, Bed.,  Fumio Kikuta, and Hidekatsu Takeda. (2009). A Pilot Study on Effectiveness of Music Therapy in Hospice in Japan. J Music Ther (2009) 46 (2): 160-172. Pub Med Abstract
  • Horne- Thompson A1, Grocke D. (2008) The effect of music therapy on anxiety in patients who are terminally ill. J Palliat Med. May; 11(4):582-90. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2007.0193. Pub Med Abstract
  • Kidwell, M. D. (2014). Music Therapy and Spirituality: How Can I Keep from Singing? Music Ther Perspect (2014) 32 (2): 129-135 first published online September 18, 2014 doi:10.1093/mtp/miu023 MT Perspectives Abstract
  • Krout, R.B. (2005). Applications of Music Therapist-Composed Songs in Creating Participant Connections and Facilitating Goals and Rituals During One-Time Bereavement Support Groups and Programs. Music Ther Perspect (2005) 23 (2)118-128. doi:10.1093/mtp/23.2.118. MT Perspectives Abstract
  • Potvin, Noah. (2015). The Role of Music Therapy and Ritual Drama in Transformation During Imminent Death. Music Ther Perspect (2015) 33 (1): 53-62 first published online February 10, 2015doi:10.1093/mtp/miu040. MT Perspectives Abstract
  • Wkidarcztj, Natgakue. (2007). The Effect of Music Therapy on the Spirituality of Persons in an In-Patient Hospice Unit as Measured by Self-Report. J Music Ther (2007) 44 (2): 113-122.doi: 10.1093/jmt/44.2.113. Pub Med Abstract
  • Yumiko Sato. (2011). Musical Life Review in Hospice. Music Ther Perspect (2011) 29 (1): 31-38 doi:10.1093/mtp/29.1.31. MT Perspectives Abstract

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