Evaluation Person Centered Music Therapy Creative Expressions Sharing of Memories
Therapeutic Outcomes Sustained hope Positive changes in mood Increased understanding of a life’s meaning Emotional intimacy between patients and loved ones Working through emotions Awareness of what to do with the time left Increased rapport
Therapeutic Considerations Musical elements Questions to elicit discussion Condition of the patient Skills of the therapist
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