Dignity in the terminally ill: a cross-sectional, cohort study.

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Lancet (London, England), ISSN: 0140-6736, Vol: 360, Issue: 9350, Page: 2026-30

Publication Year:
2002
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Repository URL:
https://ro.ecu.edu.au/ecuworks/4195; http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/192634
PMID:
12504398
DOI:
10.1016/s0140-6736(02)12022-8
Author(s):
Chochinov, Harvey Max; Hack, Thomas; Hassard, Thomas; Kristjanson, Linda J.; McClement, Susan; Harlos, Mike
Publisher(s):
Elsevier BV; The Lancet Publishing Group
Tags:
Medicine; Investigative Techniques; Medical Humanities; Nursing
article description
Considerations of dignity are often raised in reference to the care of dying patients. However, little research that addresses this issue has been done. Our aim was to identify the extent to which dying patients perceive they are able to maintain a sense of dignity, and to ascertain how demographic and disease-specific variables relate to the issue of dignity in these individuals.