Journal article

The use of group descriptive phenomenology within a mixed methods study to understand the experience of music therapy for women with breast cancer

Stephanie Thompson, Denise Grocke, Cheryl Dileo

NORDIC JOURNAL OF MUSIC THERAPY | GRIEG ACADEMY | Published : 2017

Abstract

Women living with breast cancer are faced with numerous challenges that have the potential to challenge their coping resources. However, positive benefits have been attributed to participation in psychosocial therapy groups. Music interventions used therapeutically within the context of music therapy demonstrate numerous positive benefits. Yet, little is written about the use of group music therapy for women with different stages of breast cancer. Moreover, there is a gap in understanding of the lived experience of women with breast cancer within a group context, for which data from descriptive phenomenology methods would fill. The purpose of this study was to understand the lived experience..

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