1I: Palliative Medicine & Music Therapy:
An Innovative Partnership to Support Complex Patient Needs

Christina Wood; MA, MT-BC; Rachel Wiste, MSN, APRN, CNP, ACHPN; Rachel Gentes, MSN, APRN, CNP, ACHPN

Presenters will share how they partnered to pilot a music therapy program within Palliative Medicine and then fully develop it into an integrated service offering with the team to support complex patient needs. Data collection, research, barriers, and opportunities for growth will be shared.

By the end of the session, learners will be able to:

  • List reasons why collaboration with palliative medicine and music therapy can support complex patient needs
  • Identify clinic outcomes supported by palliative music therapy services
  • State two ways music therapy services can support palliative medicine providers