publication . Other literature type . Article . 2019

Children Are Born to Dance! Pediatric Medical Dance/Movement Therapy: The View from Integrative Pediatric Oncology.

Suzi Tortora;
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  • Published: 21 Jan 2019 Journal: Children (issn: 2227-9067, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
s psychosocial needs, and dance and therapeutic dance used recreationally to engage patients during their hospital visits. A literature review of DMT with medically ill children in the United States and worldwide is provided. It culminates with a focus on advancements in the field, discussing the future of pediatric medical DMT. Grounded in a biopsychosocial perspective, the intrinsically nonverbal and embodied nature of pediatric medical DMT is uniquely positioned to be a strong component of integrative oncology services. The use of DMT to synthesize potentially traumatic aspects of the medical experience is proposed. It ends with a call for research posing the...
free text keywords: pediatric cancer, integrative oncology, integrative medicine, dance/movement therapy, dance therapy, dance/movement psychotherapy, trauma and PTSD, complementary and alternative medicine, symptom management, creative arts therapy, Pediatrics, RJ1-570, Article, Dance, Psychology, Biopsychosocial model, Psychotherapist, Psychosocial, Feeling, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common
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  • Project Code: 2P30CA008748-43
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