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When Children Hurt: Music Therapy in the Management of Pediatric Pain
(Event: 2017 AMTA Conference - A Mindful Approach to Music Therapy)

Nov 15, 2017 09:00 am - Nov 15, 2017 06:00 pm
Session Type: Special Training
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Pain is a challenge for anyone, but pediatric patients in palliative and hospice care face chronic and sometimes unrelenting pain.  From the NICU through the end of life, music therapists are uniquely qualified to address pain in children from physical, emotional and spiritual approaches. Especially in children, pain can manifest in a multitude of ways and require specialized techniques specifically designed for the pediatric population. This course, funded by the Each One Counts Foundation, will provide music therapists with comprehensive knowledge and tools to promote comfort and quality of life for children who exhibit complex medical needs.

Learner Objectives:

1. Participants will learn a minimum of three techniques to reduce pediatric pain.  (ex. Distraction, relaxation, music active engagement, progressive muscle relaxation with music assist) (II. A. 2,5)

2. Participants will be able to discuss three common types of pediatric pain. (I.B.4)

3. Participants will be able to discuss underlying theories of pain and pain management. (I.D.2)

4. Participants will refresh their knowledge of self-care and be able to discuss how they might practice self-care going forward. (IV.A.1,5)



8:30-9                    Registration

9-9:15                    Welcome: Kristen O’Grady

Welcome from Each One Counts: Brian Harrington/Teresa Saputo

9:15-9:30              Welcome message: Dr. Leora Kuttner

9:30-10:15           Foundations of Music Therapy and Pain Management: Dr. Joke Bradt

10:15-11:00         Reflexive practice: Considering music therapy for procedural support in pediatric palliative care: Dr. Claire Ghetti

11-11:15               Break

11:15 -12              Pain Management in the NICU: Kory Antonacci

12-12:15               Break/Lunch Pickup

12: 15-1:00          Lunch/View film: “No Tears, No Fears-13 years later”

1-2:30                    Keynote Presentation: Dr.  Leora Kuttner

2:45-3:30              Putting It Together: Combining Music Therapy with Hypnosis Techniques: Deborah Williams

3:30-3:45              Break

3:45-4:30              Pain and Pediatric Oncology: Beth Harman

4:30-5:15              Making Self Care Part of Your Practice: Barbara Else/Anne Parker

5:15-5:45              Wrap up and questions

5:45-6:00              Session evaluation



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