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‘Song of Life’: music therapy in terminally ill patients with cancer
  1. Marco Warth1,2,
  2. Jens Kessler1,
  3. Josien van Kampen3,
  4. Beate Ditzen2 and
  5. Hubert J Bardenheuer1
  1. 1Center of Pain Therapy and Palliative Care Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
  2. 2Institute of Medical Psychology, Center for Psychosocial Medicine, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
  3. 3Faculty of Therapeutic Sciences, SRH University Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
  1. Correspondence to Dr Marco Warth, Department of Anesthesiology, Center of Pain Therapy and Palliative Care Medicine, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg 69120, Germany; marco.warth{at}med.uni-heidelberg.de

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  • Contributors MW, JK and JvK wrote the manuscript. BD and HJB critically revised all versions. MW and JvK planned the design of this study. JK and HJB provided the infrastructure to conduct the assessments and interventions.

  • Funding This pilot study received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors. A planned clinical trial on the "Song of Life" intervention receives funding by "H.W. & J. Hector Stiftung" and "Sonnen-Blau. Gemeinnützige Morgott-Schupp-Stiftung für frühkindliche Erziehung und Palliativversorgung".

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Other consent form obtained by patients.

  • Ethics approval The study was approved by the ethics committee of the Medical Faculty Heidelberg.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors MW, JK and JvK wrote the manuscript. BD and HJB critically revised all versions. MW and JvK planned the design of this study. JK and HJB provided the infrastructure to conduct the assessments and interventions.

  • Funding This pilot study received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors. A planned clinical trial on the "Song of Life" intervention receives funding by "H.W. & J. Hector Stiftung" and "Sonnen-Blau. Gemeinnützige Morgott-Schupp-Stiftung für frühkindliche Erziehung und Palliativversorgung".

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Other consent form obtained by patients.

  • Ethics approval The study was approved by the ethics committee of the Medical Faculty Heidelberg.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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