Music for Bridging the Gaps in Cancer Care


  • Patravoot Vatanasapt Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Music for Health Research Group, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Thailand.



Music, Music Therapy, Cancer, Thailand


Cancer is an increasing burden in health care worldwide. With growing knowledge and breakthroughs in oncology, the treatment and care of cancer patients has become more sophisticated, with promising results. However, the gaps in cancer care still exist. This article described the opportunities to use music with cancer patients at the university hospital of Khon Kaen, Thailand, in order to improve their quality of life. Culturally appropriate music was applied and various music activities were conducted to promote integrative care and rehabilitation for cancer patients. Moreover, an unexpected bene!t of the music therapy program was also encountered, which can address some weak points in medical education.


How to Cite

Vatanasapt, Patravoot. 2014. “Music for Bridging the Gaps in Cancer Care”. Journal of Urban Culture Research 6 (-):84-91.