Christmas Balls: A Christmas carol by the adolescent cancer patients of the Milan Youth Project

Andrea Ferrari, Stefano Signoroni, Matteo Silva, Paola Gaggiotti, Laura Veneroni, Chiara Magni, Michela Casanova, Stefano Chiaravalli, Mirko Capelletti, Pietro Lapidari, Carlo Alfredo Clerici, Maura Massimino

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Abstract

The Youth Project is a program developed at the Pediatric Oncology Unit at the Istituto Nazionale Tumori in Milan, dedicated to adolescents and young adults with cancer. Among its various goals, the Youth Project organizes structured creative activities with the support of professionals, with the objective of offering young people a new way to express their hopes and fears. This article describes a project centered around music: patients created a Christmas carol with the help of musicians and authors. The adolescents explained with their own words the meaning of the lyrics, telling the story of a Christmas spent in a cancer hospital ward.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e9-e14
JournalTumori
Volume103
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2017

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Art
  • Cancer
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Youth project

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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