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A Time for Listening and CaringSpirituality and the Care of the Chronically Ill and
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Christina M. Puchalski

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195146820

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146820.001.0001

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The Role of Music at the End of life

The Role of Music at the End of life

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(p.319) 20 The Role of Music at the End of life
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A Time for Listening and Caring
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Christina M. Puchalski (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146820.003.0020

This chapter examines the role of music in end-of-life care, explaining that the use of music, as a therapeutic intervention, has played a significant role throughout time in honoring and assisting the dying process. Research has shown that music affects people physiologically, psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually, and that people respond to music in many more subtle and complex ways than can be proven scientifically. It also outlines the integrative elements in music and the application of music as a spiritual practice.

Keywords:   music, end of life, therapeutic intervention, dying process, integrative elements, spiritual practice

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