4I: Collaborating with Music Therapy to Enhance Patient Care

Erin Fox, MMT, MA, MT-BC; Megan Druckrey, MT-BC; Jessica De Villers, MA, MT-BC

In this presentation, three board-certified music therapists will explain their role on the hospice interdisciplinary team, and share their experiences in collaborating with other team members to enhance outcomes in patient care. Case vignettes will be shared.

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

  • Understand the role of the music therapist on the hospice interdisciplinary team
  • Explain how interdisciplinary collaboration with music therapists can improve outcomes in patient care, such as pain management, spiritual care, and family coping
  • Articulate the overlaps and differences in the role of the music therapist and other team members