The patient dignity inventory: a novel way of measuring dignity-related distress in palliative care.

  title={The patient dignity inventory: a novel way of measuring dignity-related distress in palliative care.},
  author={Harvey Max Chochinov and Thomas H. Hassard and Susan Mcclement and Thomas F Hack and Linda J. Kristjanson and Mike S Harlos and Shane Sinclair and Alison Murray},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  volume={36 6},
Quality palliative care depends on a deep understanding of distress facing patients nearing death. Yet, many aspects of psychosocial, existential and spiritual distress are often overlooked. The aim of this study was to test a novel psychometric--the Patient Dignity Inventory (PDI)--designed to measure various sources of dignity-related distress among patients nearing the end of life. Using standard instrument development techniques, this study examined the face validity, internal consistency… CONTINUE READING
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