A student is using music to comfort patients who are nearing the end of their lives.
Alabama (WiredPNews.com) – A University of Alabama student is using music therapy to comfort dying patients. As reported by HealthDay News, Sarah Pitts, who is majoring in music therapy at the University of Alabama, plays guitar and sings for patients in hospice.
Pitts is quoted in the report as stating, “I want to be with people when they need someone to provide them with some type of comfort… Music provides a certain emotional and even a physical response. For people in hospice, it can give them a moment to come together as a family, to remember a wonderful time and to have one positive thing come out of that person dying.”
As noted in the report, music therapy is deemed beneficial in a variety of circumstances in addition to hospice care including to assist prmature babies and people with dementia.
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