Florence Nightingale and Music in Healthcare

How are Florence Nightingale and Music in Healthcare related? We tell you all about it in today’s blog post! 
 
First, a bit of background information
Florence Nightingale is best known for her tremendous influence on the development of nursing. Born in 1820, she was an English social reformer,

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And then, the most amazing thing happened…

Sam’s Fans supports music and art therapy in several pediatric hospitals. We are so grateful that our partners from these hospitals often send us stories and testimonials. They reflect the impact that music and art therapy can have! 
 
We also believe it is important to share these stories with the true heroes.

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Expanding Music Therapy Access – Dayton Children’s Hospital

For today’s blog post we are bringing you an update about the music therapy program that Sam’s Fans supports at Dayton Children’s Hospital (DCH). This blog post is based on the episode from The Power of Stories with Ella Guillard, MT-BC, music therapist at DCH. 
 
New Music Therapist in Behavioral Health Unit
Sam’s Fans first supported the first pilot program for music therapists at DCH.

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12 Individual Populations that Music Therapists Can Help

Perhaps you already know that music therapy is great. You may also already know how music therapy with seriously ill children works. But, did you know that music therapy can also help people individual populations that range from the military to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, the elderly, and more? 

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What is World Art Day and how can you celebrate it?

Happy World Art Day! World Art Day, a celebration to promote the development, diffusion and enjoyment of art, was proclaimed at the 40th session of UNESCO’s General Conference in 2019. We think this is a very important commemoration as we recognize how the arts give voice to people in all walks of life and they also bring healing,

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Music, music therapy and trauma

Music has been used to address the impact of trauma for millennia. In this blog post I will introduce the work of music therapy in trauma contexts. First I will introduce the topic of trauma and the characteristics of diagnostics such as PTSD. Then I will report on some of the literature related to music therapy and trauma.

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5 Ideas to Celebrate World Music Therapy Day

March 1st is World Music Therapy Day! At Sam’s Fans, we support music therapy for seriously ill children, so of course this is a day we want to celebrate with you. Music therapy is a relatively new profession, particularly in many countries around the world. Today is a chance to come together with professionals around the world to celebrate the power of music therapy.

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