17-07 Segment 2: Music for the Dying and Grieving

Woman's hands playing harp

 

Music thanatology is a specialized practice of playing harp music for the dying. A practitioner of the art explains how there is also science to it as well, and a woman whose family has used it describes her experience.

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15-04 Story 2: Music Thanatology

 

Synopsis: Music thanatology is a specialized practice of playing harp music for the dying. A practitioner of the art explains how there is also science to it as well.

Host: Nancy Benson. Guests: Betsy Haraf, family member who witnessed thanatology vigil. Tony Pederson, certified music thanatologist, Midwest Palliative and Hospice Care Center, Northbrook, IL and President, Music Thanotology Association International

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