J Hosp Palliat Nurs 2021 Feb 24. Epub 2021 Feb 24.
Noah Potvin, PhD, LPC, MT-BC, Mary Pappert School of Music & School of Nursing, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Molly Hicks, MMT, MT-BC, Penn Medicine Hospice, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia. Rebecca Kronk, PhD, MSN, CRNP, FAAN, CNE, School of Nursing, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Integrative hospice and palliative care is a philosophy of treatment framing patients as whole persons composed of interrelated systems. The interdisciplinary treatment team is subsequently challenged to consider ethical and effective provision of holistic services that concomitantly address these systems at the end of life through cotreatment. Nurses and music therapists, as direct care professionals with consistent face-to-face contact with patients and caregivers, are well positioned to collaborate in providing holistic care. Read More