Kindness, Humanity, and Respect
These core values of health care must be safeguarded in our time-pressured world. Dignity in Care provides practical ideas and tools to support a culture of compassion and respect throughout the health care system.
New Book Release – Dignity in Care
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The Human Side of Medicine by Harvey Max Chochinov
“Dignity in Care illuminates the tenets of authentic human caring […] It is such an important contribution to the field of medicine.”
Ira Byock, MD, Active Emeritus Professor, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine; Author of Dying Well and The Best Care Possible
“The book speaks to all disciplines and is a tribute to Dr. Chochinov’s very distinguished career and to his enduring contribution to advance understanding of the concept of dignity and why it is so critical in these challenging times. It is vital reading for novices to experts.”
Betty Ferrell PhD, FAAN, FPCN, CHPN, City of Hope Medical Center
Dignity in Care Online Training Workshop – September 8th, 15th, and 22nd
Designed to enhance the human side of healthcare, this 3-day workshop focused on the role and application of dignity in all aspects of clinical practice. The research, assessment tools, and clinical applications of dignity conserving care were reviewed on Day 1, while Day 2 and Day 3 provided a detailed look at the clinical application of Dignity Therapy.
Kindness, humanity, and respect. These core values of health care must be safeguarded in our time-pressured world. Dignity in Care provides practical ideas and tools to support a culture of compassion and respect throughout the health care system.
Dignity in Care is based on 25 years of research by Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov in collaboration with progressive researchers from Australia, England and the United States.
How decisions are made and patients cared for are often guided by the Golden Rule, which would have us treat patients as we would want to be treated in similar circumstances. But when patients’ lived experiences and outlooks deviate substantively…
“A prominent theme among studies of the patient experience is the need to feel that patients are treated as unique persons, and that their humanity is expressed in their individuality or ‘personhood’.1 To be known for who you are, rather…
“If the first casualty of war is truth, the first casualty of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for patients nearing death is human dignity. Although the pandemic has claimed ∼6800 Canadian lives, ∼60,000 people have died in Canada since the World Health…