Music Therapy in Supportive and Palliative Care

Music therapy is often used to address the needs of patients and families in palliative care services. Music therapy services are provided by a board-certified music therapist.

This type of therapy may be beneficial for patients experiencing:

  • Difficulty coping with anxiety, grief, or pain.
  • Isolation, withdrawal from others, or depression.
  • Minimal presence of a support system.
  • An interest in life review or reflection.
  • A family who is grieving or having difficulty through the grief process.
  • An interest in expressing one’s self through music.

If you would like to make a referral for music therapy services or would like further information about this service, please contact Palliative Care services, call Music Therapy at 1-319-353-8568, or visit the Music Therapy page.