Music-thanatology celebrates 10th year

July 05, 2011
Music-thanatologists
Music-thanatologists Laura Moya (left) and Andrea Partenheimer, play for patients in Providence St. Vincent and Providence Portland, respectively.
In 2001, Providence Portland and Providence St. Vincent became the first medical centers in the nation to employ full-time music-thanalogists to serve patients and families within each facility. Using Celtic harps, these specially trained musicians play for end-of-life care, alleviating pain and emotional distress. Ten years later, music-thanatology has become one of the most highly valued aspects of spiritual care offered by Providence in the Portland service area. Read more...