Web Materials: Transforming Suffering Lesson 5


Web Articles

Chochinov, Harvey Max et al., “The Patient Dignity Inventory: A Novel Way of Measuring Dignity-Related Distress in Palliative Care.” Journal of Pain and Symptom Management , Volume 36 , Issue 6 , 559 – 571 (full text)

Chochinov H. “Dignity-Conserving Care—A New Model for Palliative Care: Helping the Patient Feel Valued”. JAMA.2002;287(17):2253-2260. doi:10.1001/jama.287.17.2253. (full PDF)

Simonton, O. Carl & Stephanie S. “Belief Systems and Management of the Emotional Aspects of Malignancy.” Journal of Transpersonal Psychology. 1975 Issue 1 : 1 pp 29-47. (full PDF)

Wendy Edey et al. “The “Being Hopeful in the Face of Chronic Pain” Program: A Counseling Program for People Experiencing Chronic Pain The Journal for Specialists in Group Work · March 2016 (full text)

Julie Ratcliffe et al. “Health Economics and Geriatrics: Challenges and Opportunities” Geriatrics: Chapter 14. February, 2012. (full text)

Ciro Conversano et al. “Optimism and Its Impact on Mental and Physical Well-BeingClin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health. 2010; 6: 25–29. (full text)

Madge Kaplan “Small Questions, Big Improvements in Patient-Centered Care” Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Thursday, January 28, 2016 (full text)

Bridget Johnston et al. “The Dignified Approach to Care: a Pilot Study Using the Patient Dignity Question as an Intervention to Enhance Dignity and Person-Centred Care for People with Palliative Care Needs in the Acute Hospital Setting.” BMC Palliative Care201514:9 DOI: 10.1186/s12904-015-0013-3 (full text)


Sacred Art of Living Center

Website of the Sacred Art of Living Center, sponsor of the Soul & Science project.

Dignity in Care Website

Since 1995, a Winnipeg-based research team and their international collaborators have been exploring the importance of patient dignity. Their findings show that a patient’s sense of dignity can have a profound impact on patient well-being and satisfaction with the health care system – and one of the biggest factors is the way patients are treated by health care providers.