Man, what are you doing here?

Note: This is the first post in an ongoing series about how music therapists began work in end-of-life and palliative care settings. It is our hope that the telling of these stories will promote new perspectives from the storyteller, new introspection for the listeners, and a shared understanding of the privilege that it is to be working in EOL and palliative care.¬† I’ve spent a good deal of time thinking about what to say in this post, and, subsequently, have ¬†delayed getting the words down. I suppose I wasn’t sure where to start, maybe because my pull towards hospice was so natural and emergent I never really got a sense of the soil those roots grew from. An easy starting point would be my undergraduate practicum experiences in hospice as an undergraduate, or perhaps my experiences in grief following both personal and professional losses. Continue reading “Man, what are you doing here?”