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Music Therapist Brings Comfort To End-of-life Patients

The profession of music therapy began to develop during the 1st and 2nd World Wars for the treatment of soldiers' traumatic injuries, and has grown steadily to serve a wide variety of populations.

One of its newest uses is designed for end-of-life care, and WBOI's Julia Meek met with Emily Paar, a full time music therapist for Visiting Nurse, to discuss the impact such a service has on patients with a terminal illness and their families, and Paar's own passion for "music as medicine."

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