Effect of dignity therapy on distress and end-of-life experience in terminally ill patients: a randomised controlled trial.

@article{Chochinov2011EffectOD,
  title={Effect of dignity therapy on distress and end-of-life experience in terminally ill patients: a randomised controlled trial.},
  author={Harvey Max Chochinov and Linda J. Kristjanson and William Breitbart and Susan Mcclement and Thomas F Hack and Tom H Hassard and Mike S Harlos},
  journal={The Lancet. Oncology},
  year={2011},
  volume={12 8},
  pages={
          753-62
        }
}
BACKGROUND Dignity therapy is a unique, individualised, short-term psychotherapy that was developed for patients (and their families) living with life-threatening or life-limiting illness. We investigated whether dignity therapy could mitigate distress or bolster the experience in patients nearing the end of their lives. METHODS Patients (aged ≥18 years) with a terminal prognosis (life expectancy ≤6 months) who were receiving palliative care in a hospital or community setting (hospice or home… CONTINUE READING
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