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How can music therapy support family relationships for people living in a long-term care facility with neuro-disabilities, when regular visits can be challenging?

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posted on 07.12.2021, 16:01 by Auer, Karina

This exegesis will present the findings which emerged from secondary analysis of clinical practice data collected during a music therapy placement. The setting for this research is a long-term residential care facility for people aged 18 to 65 with a variety of physical and neurological conditions, including cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, stroke and multiple sclerosis. The aim of the facility is to maximise the quality of life for the residents and support their medical needs. The research aim was developed out of a personal interest regarding how family members might be included in music therapy sessions. The research question evolved into “How can music therapy support family relationships for people living in a long-term care facility with neuro-disabilities, when regular visits can be challenging”. The core themes suggest family relationships can be enhanced through conversations, the gift of music, culture, artefacts, ritual and other activities. The findings include a case vignette to illustrate important points made in the exegesis. Overall, I believe this research will add new insight into the importance of family connections in rehabilitation and overall wellbeing for the residents.

History

Copyright Date

01/01/2019

Date of Award

01/01/2019

Publisher

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

Rights License

Author Retains Copyright

Degree Discipline

Music Therapy

Degree Grantor

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

Degree Level

Masters

Degree Name

Master of Music Therapy

ANZSRC Type Of Activity code

970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing

Victoria University of Wellington Item Type

Awarded Research Masters Thesis

Language

en_NZ

Victoria University of Wellington School

New Zealand School of Music

Advisors

Rickson, Daphne; Ayson, Carolyn