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Creativity, identity and healing: participants' accounts of music therapy in cancer care

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Daykin, Norma; McClean, Stuart; Bunt, Leslie

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Abstract This article reports on findings from a study of the accounts of people participating in music therapy as part of a programme of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in supportive cancer care. The article outlines the perceived effects of music therapy, which shares many characteristics with CAM therapies as well as offering a distinct contribution as a creative therapy. Hence in this article we draw on theories and writings from the sociology of CAM as well as those relating to music, healing and aesthetics in order to explore participants' accounts. The importance of identity and the role of creativity in processes of individuation are key themes emerging from the analysis.
Free Keywords cancer; creativity; music therapy; qualitative research;
Document language English
Publication Year 2007
Page/Pages p. 349-370
Journal Health, 11 (2007) 3
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)