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Title: Music at a Time Like This
Authors: Rykov, Mary H.
Keywords: arts-informed research
music therapy
support groups
Issue Date: 13-Jun-2006
Abstract: Ten individuals, recruited from hospital and community cancer facilities, participated in eight weekly music therapy support group sessions from May to June, 2004. Participants talked about feeling lonely and isolated as cancer patients. They experienced the music therapy support group as profound, nonverbal connection to themselves, to each other, and connection to something larger—the music—that was beyond themselves. The experience of improvised music-making in music therapy support groups was particularly empowering and provided feelings of control during a time of loss-of-control inflicted by the disease and its experience as illness.
Description: Music at a Time Like This is an arts-informed thesis by Mary H. Rykov completed for a Doctor of Philosophy Degree with the Department of Adult Education and Counselling Psychology, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto in 2006. The research explored the meaning of music therapy support groups for cancer patients. The thesis is available on-line at Proquest Dissertations and Theses – Full Text through the Scholar’s Portal. The visual images pertain specifically to pages 28 – 53 of the thesis. The audio tracks are described on pages 55 – 68 and discussed throughout the thesis. These audio tracks are the contents of the Research Compact Disc that accompanies the hard copies of the thesis in the library.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/4797
Appears in Collections:Centre for Arts-Informed Research (CAIR)

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