Sickle Cell Disease & Pain Management

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

We discussed how music therapy is used to help people with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and other painful conditions. Our panelists included Samuel Rodgers-Melnick, MT-BC, a music therapist at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland, Ohio, who developed several interventions directed at improving pain management outcomes in adults with SCD, Kelli McKee, MA, MT-BC, a pediatric music therapist specializing in the treatment of children and teens with cancer and SCD at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St Louis, MO and Jasmine Edwards, MA, LCAT, MT-BC, a creative arts therapy coordinator at Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital within the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department in New York. Jasmine has a vested interest in bringing discussions of power, privilege, and oppression into music therapy training and pedagogy.