Journal of Urban Culture Research


Mayra Hugo

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The WHO defines pediatric palliative care as a global model of attention to children with a disease that limits and/or threatens their life and their family life. This care should start with the diagnosis, even if this doesn't imply a bad prognosis in a short time. It's a comprehensive care strategy and philosophy and a life-affirming approach. The music therapy approach is focused in helping children to walk through their disease contacting them with health, with empowerment, with life. Making music in different moments and scenarios, along with a supportive and empathic relationship, helps them find joy, meaning and hope. This paper will show different moments of this journey, and will try to convey the intensity and the richness that, as music therapists at the Pelluffo Giguens Foundation since 1999, we receive as music therapists sharing musical experiences with these children.



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