Music Thanatology : Some Conclusions Essay

997 Words Jan 23rd, 2016 4 Pages
Gleeson, 2004, Under "G" titled "Some Conclusions" Schroeder-Sheker, Music for the Dying, 44.

110.43 - Addressed in clinical narrative #49
110.44 - My internship experience did not lend itself to working with a wide range of religious and cultural systems. However, I have a deep appreciation for the individuality of others in regards to beliefs and values. One of my greatest fears is playing or singing in a vigil, material that may be insulting or offensive. Having a solid sense of my own religious and cultural principles draws a place of reference and sensitivity for encountering those with beliefs that may differ from my own. It 's important to know and understand cultural and spiritual principles of others before one can truly be of help. What is so wonderful about music-thanatology is despite religion or belief systems, it is a modality that can be used for anyone. Most importantly, I keep in mind the fact that all human beings, despite religious or cultural beliefs, essentially have the same needs at the end of life.

My encounters have been mostly with Christian religious beliefs. These beliefs and practices can vary widely depending on the denomination, but all base attitudes toward death on the Resurrection of the Body. I am most familiar with the Catholic faith which is steeped in rituals such as anointing at the time of death. Evangelical Protestants may be suspicious of ritual and Latin chant. Many Protestant denominations have specific individualized…

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