Interdisciplinary collaboration in music therapy for persons with dementia-in practice and research: Model of learning for practitioners in dementia care with music therapy and interdisciplinary collaboration as the joint focal point

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Abstract to the 9th European Congress of Music Therapy in Oslo 7 - 10 August 2013

Title
Model of learning for practitioners in dementia care with music therapy and interdisciplinary collaboration as the joint focal point
- With focus on enhancing quality of life and wellbeing for persons with dementia

This presentation is based on a PhD research project in progress, which aims to develop a model of learning for practitioners in dementia care, which has music therapy as the joint focal point and focus on the relational meeting. Through development of an interdisciplinary collaboration between the music therapist and the care providers in connection with a course of music therapy, following areas will be elucidated: How can the musical and interpersonal competencies of the individual care provider be developed with the purpose to effect the relational meeting with persons suffering from dementia, in a way that the care provider is able to develop and transfer new knowledge and acquired skills to the daily nursing and care through the application of tangible tools from the musical activities? And further: What impact does the emphasis on development of the care provider’s musical and interpersonal competencies have on quality of life and well-being among persons suffering from dementia?
The model of learning includes using the Dementia Care Mapping Method and the theoretical frame of reference for the project; e.g. theory of senses of self, forms of vitality, retrogenesis and the recent research on mirror neurons. Methodically the project is organized as a case study of a music therapy course, which includes process data, outcome data and follow-up data.
Preliminary results indicate that the care providers are able to develop and transfer new knowledge and acquired skills to the daily nursing and care through the application of tangible tools from the musical activities.

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OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2013
StatusUdgivet - 2013
BegivenhedThe 9th European Music Therapy Congress: Setting the Tone: Cultures of Relating and Reflecting in Music Therapy - The Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, Norge
Varighed: 7 aug. 201310 aug. 2013

Konference

KonferenceThe 9th European Music Therapy Congress
LokationThe Norwegian Academy of Music
LandNorge
ByOslo
Periode07/08/201310/08/2013

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