Texto & Contexto - Enfermagem
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BERGOLD, Leila Brito and ALVIM, Neide Aparecida Titonelli. The influence of musical encounters in therapeutic process of family systems in chemotherapy. Texto contexto - enferm. [online]. 2011, vol.20, n.spe, pp.108-116. ISSN 0104-0707. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-07072011000500014.
This paper investigated the implementation of music and narratives as a therapeutic care strategy for family systems participating in the Musical Encounters group during chemotherapy. We opted for Converging-Care Research, carried out at a military hospital in Rio de Janeiro involving 27 subjects, including clients and family meeting in a total of eight Musical Encounters. The results, based on the assessment of Musical Encounters by the subjects themselves, showed that the influence of music in the therapeutic process provides distraction and relaxation, as well as promotes acceptance and group interaction. They also pointed to the influence of narratives in producing group knowledge and stimulating the expression of experiences about the illness and its impact on family relationships, thus developing a support network
Keywords : Oncologic nursing; Music therapy; Drug therapy; Professional-family relations.