Music and traumatic brain injury: An arts-based first-person retrospective case study
The purpose of this arts-based first-person retrospective case study was to explore the impact of music during the researcher’s recovery from a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The research process included journaling before, during, and after viewing the researcher’s medical records from her TBI and creating a performance to artistically communicate what she found about the impact of music in her life during this time and the benefit of music therapy to patients with this condition. The researcher discovered that music did indeed greatly benefit her recovery from a severe TBI, and existing literature indicated clear benefits of music for TBI patients in the form of music therapy. The researcher artistically communicated these findings in a performance which was recorded and is linked in Chapter IV.