The musical aesthetic experience and patients with life-threatening diagnoses


  • Thassia Nathália Petrillo
  • Thais Guilherme Martini



Music, Palliative Care, Aesthetics


Life-threatening diagnoses are issues that demand an extensive amount of approaches to best treat the patient and the musical intervention could be one useful tool in this process. Patients live the music through the process of being told the life-threatening diagnose in different ways, be it in order to keep their identities, endure the treatment, persevere the survival and other questions that arrive with the information; moreover, the way they interact with music is very diverse, finding new interpretations to known lyrics or even leaving behind their musical history and converging to whole different genres. Recognizing the patterns and putting in practice the interventions that fit may be an effective tool for the afflictions that patients may report.


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How to Cite

Petrillo, T. N., & Martini, T. G. (2019). The musical aesthetic experience and patients with life-threatening diagnoses. International Journal of Health Management Review, 5(2).