Bringing beauty and intimacy to end-of-life care with harp and song.
ART OF DYING INSTITUTE FILM SCREENING
The Art of Dying Institute, in collaboration with The Art of Dying Threshold Circle, is excited to present a series of specially selected films beginning in the Fall of 2019, designed to share real and fictionalized stories on the vast topics associated with end of life and death.
Q&A After the screening with director and writer Shawn Snyder and writer Jason Begue.
Friday, November 15, 2019, 7:00 – 9:30 pm
WHAT IS MUSIC- THANATOLOGY?
Music-thanatology is a sub-speciality of palliative medicine. The focus of this work is to serve the dying and their loved ones with voice and harp, delivering prescriptive music to alleviate physical pain and emotional or spiritual suffering.
WHAT IS A PALLIATIVE MUSIC VIGIL?
A palliative music vigil is a 50-60 minute session that offers patients and their families meaningful support in the last months, days, and even moments of life. Loved ones, friends, and care givers are invited to join the patient in a quiet atmosphere, where the patient can simply rest and receive the music.
As a professional music-thanatologist, it is an honor to serve patients and their loved ones, and to be invited to work at the patient's bedside. It is my hope that patients and families might experience the dying process as a natural passage, where their pain and anxiety can be reduced through excellence in palliative care.