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Dignity Therapy: Final Words for Final Days

Harvey Max Chochinov


Maintaining dignity for patients approaching death is a core principle of palliative care. Turning that principle into ways of guiding care at the end-of-life, however, can be a complicated and daunting task. Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov, an international leader in palliative care, has conducted groundbreaking research on the issue of dignity and palliative care. His findings are beginning to change the way people think about and approach care for the terminally ill. Dignity Therapy is a novel, individualized, brief psychological intervention, designed specifically to address many of the psycholog ... More

Keywords: dignity therapy, palliative care, psychotherapy, existential, spiritual, meaning, purpose, hope

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780195176216
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176216.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Harvey Max Chochinov, author