Music Therapy in Hospice Name Institutional Affiliation We live in a world today of such diversity. Different cultures backgrounds ethnicities languages and upbringing. Some wonder with all of these differences how do we all fit? Do we have anything in common with one another? Why yes we do. What do we all have in common you ask? Simple the answer is music. You heard right. Music. Music is a universal language. I have not seen or heard of a culture that did not involve music in their everyday life in some form or fashion. Music has such an ability to reach people whether you are sad happy celebrating or remembering a lost loved one. Music can motivate and express how we are feeling. Music simply stimulates something in the brain that makes us want to get up and move forward or have a better day. In explaining this I Perspectives 32(1) 84-92. Dobrzynska E. Cesarz H. Rymaszewska J. & Kiejna A. (2006). Music therapy–History definitions and application. Arch Psychiatr Psychother 8 47-52. Ip-Winfield V. & Grocke D. (2011). Group music therapy methods in cross-cultural aged care practice in Australia. Australian Journal of Music Therapy 22 59. Lem A. (2015). The evaluation of musical engagement in dementia: Implications for self-reported quality of life. The Australian Journal of Music Therapy 26 27-48. Mohammadi A. Z. (2011). An evaluation of the effect of group music therapy on stress anxiety and depression levels in nursing home residents. Canadian Journal of Music Therapy 17(1) 55-68. Pierce J. A. (2011). Hospice music therapy song repertoire and music therapy techniques. Running A. Shreffler-Grant J. & Andrews W. (2008). A survey of hospices use of complementary therapy. Journal of hospice and palliative nursing: JHPN: the official journal of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association 10(5) 304. [...]
Please read attached document. I have started the paper and given an idea of how the paper should go. It is basically the use of music therapy for the elderly in assisted living/nursing homes/hospice on how it helps with their progress whether it be dementia or Alzheimer's or any number of reasons why music would help these patients. I will attach some articles to use; but you could find and use additional articles as well. APA Format; 12-15 pages NOT including the title and reference pages.