“What do you need? And how can I help?” The role of music and music therapy in chronic pain
In 2004, I (Hilary) started my first job as music therapist in a pain team at a large acute hospital in Dublin, Ireland. Working alongside a Consultant Anaesthetist, specialist physio-therapists, occupational therapists, and psychologists, I tentatively found my feet. I met people living with chronic pain, and so began a journey of research and practice led by the service user experience...