Music Therapist Brings Comfort To End-of-life Patients

Nov 23, 2016

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."