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Music Therapy and Parent–Infant Bonding$
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Jane Edwards

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199580514

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580514.001.0001

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Music therapy supports parent–infant attachments: In families affected by life threatening cancer

Music therapy supports parent–infant attachments: In families affected by life threatening cancer

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(p.191) Chapter 13 Music therapy supports parent–infant attachments: In families affected by life threatening cancer
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Music Therapy and Parent–Infant Bonding
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Clare O’Callaghan

Brigid Jordan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580514.003.0014

This chapter discusses how music therapy can help parents and infants affected by cancer. One of the most profoundly distressing aspects for parents with cancer is imagining that they will not be around to see their children grow up. Parents with infants with life threatening conditions may be so consumed by their own distress, fear, and anticipatory grief that they find it difficult to respond to the comfort needs of their children. Music therapy offers a range of methods that support parent-infant connectedness and attachment; promoting healthy relating and providing comfort for the work of adjustment which follows. Music therapy allows the experience of helpful musical moments, strategies, and legacies. This enables parents and infants to live more adaptively in the time available together and if ultimately separated, this prior experience can support infants' negotiation of future developmental transitions while easing the experience of bereavement.

Keywords:   cancer patients, parents, music therapy, hospice care, cancer care, parent-infant bonding

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