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08 July 2011

Dignity therapy helps dying people

A therapeutic dialogue known as dignity therapy helped terminally ill patients improve their quality of life and boost their sense of dignity while changing how their family sees and appreciates them, according to research.

A therapeutic dialogue known as dignity therapy helped terminally ill patients improve their quality of life and boost their sense of dignity while changing how their family sees and appreciates them, according to new research.

But it did offer many other benefits for the end-of-life experience, according to Dr Harvey Max Chochinov, the lead author of the international study, which was published in The Lancet Oncology.

Therapy for people who have 'lost' themselves

 
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