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Dignity therapy : final words for final days, Harvey Max Chochinov

Label
Dignity therapy : final words for final days
Title
Dignity therapy
Title remainder
final words for final days
Statement of responsibility
Harvey Max Chochinov
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Maintaining dignity for patients approaching death is a core principle of palliative care. Translating that principle into methods of guiding care at the end of life, however, can be a complicated and daunting task. DIgnity therapy, a psychological intervention developed by Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov and his internationally lauded research group, has been designed specifically to address many of the psychological, existential, and spiritual challenges that patients and their families face as they grapple with the reality of life drawing to a close. tested with patients with advanced illnesses in Canada, the United States, Australia, China, Japan, Scotland, England, Denmark, and Portugal, dignity therapy has been shown to benefit not only patients, but their families as well. In the first book to lay out the blueprint for this unique and meaningful intervention, Chochinov addresses one of the most important dimensions of being human. Being alive means being vulnerable and mortal; he argues that dignity therapy offers a way to preserve meaning and hope for patients approaching death. Dignity Therapy: Final Words for Final Days is a beautiful introduction to this pioneering and innovative work. With history and foundations of dignity in care, and step-by-step guidance for readers interested in implementing the program, this volume illuminates how dignity therapy can change the end-of-life experience for those about to die--and for those who will grieve their passing
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chochinov, Harvey Max
Dewey number
616/.029
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Terminally ill
  • Palliative treatment
  • Terminal care
  • Palliative Care
  • Terminally Ill
  • Personhood
  • Quality of Life
  • Right to Die
  • Palliative treatment
  • Terminal care
  • Terminally ill
Label
Dignity therapy : final words for final days, Harvey Max Chochinov
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dignity and the end of life -- Moving dignity into care -- Introducing dignity therapy to patients and families -- Doing dignity therapy -- The generativity document -- From start to finish -- Moving forward
Control code
ocn714030350
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 199 p.
Isbn
9780195176216
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2011016652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)714030350
Label
Dignity therapy : final words for final days, Harvey Max Chochinov
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dignity and the end of life -- Moving dignity into care -- Introducing dignity therapy to patients and families -- Doing dignity therapy -- The generativity document -- From start to finish -- Moving forward
Control code
ocn714030350
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 199 p.
Isbn
9780195176216
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2011016652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)714030350

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