FREE PSW Webinar December – Music Care – Supporting Loved Ones During the Holidays
Using Music in Palliative and End of Life Care
All of us can use music in our care practice. The music care approach invites us to use music intentionally to improve the experience for everyone in the circle of care. Music can be most powerful at end of life because the depth and breadth of music promotes relaxation, pain control, a sense of well-being, relationship completion, and self-care. In this webinar, Bev Foster shares practical tools, tips, and strategies for paid and unpaid HPC caregivers. Come and be informed and inspired!
At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Discuss 10 ways to use music with someone who is dying;
- Summarize 5 considerations when integrating music into palliative and end of life care;
- Describe effects of music within the circle of care.
Bev Foster MA, BEd, BMus, ARCT, AMus
Bev Foster is an experienced musician and music educator having taught music in both elementary and secondary schools and her private studio. Bev has free-lanced as conductor, accompanist, clinician and solo performer in community projects as well as leading initiatives such as the Ontario Vocal Festival, and David Festival. Currently, Bev is the Founder and Executive Director of the Room 217 Foundation, a Canadian health arts social enterprise that uses music to improve the care experience by producing and delivering music care products, education, training, and certification and by collaborating in applied music care research. The goal of Room 217’s innovative care approach is to make music more integrated in care settings and personal care plans. A Community Research Fellow of the Laurier Centre for Music in the Community at the Wilfrid Laurier University, Bev speaks and writes on the power of music, especially in life limiting situations. Her passion for music enhancing quality of life and care is contagious.