Workshop Info
Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov

Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov

October 2 - 4, 2019
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

CancerCare Manitoba is proud to present an intensive two-and-a-half-day Dignity Therapy training workshop led by Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov. The ultimate goal of Dignity Therapy is to help bolster the dignity of dying patients, and address their suffering. This therapeutic intervention invites individuals with life-limiting illnesses to reflect on matters of importance to them.

Using the Dignity Therapy protocol and following the respondent’s cues, a trained therapist facilitates the expression of thoughts, feelings, and memories that are compiled in a narrative document for the patient to share with a friend or loved one. The benefits of Dignity Therapy have been published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the Journal of Palliative Medicine and Lancet Oncology.

The workshop will consist of a blend of lectures, small-group discussion, observation of Dignity Therapy in action, and hands-on opportunities for workshop participants to begin to learn how to carry out this novel intervention. The working language of Dignity Therapy workshops will be English.

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The workshop will be held at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Information about hotel accommodations for workshop participants is included on the Eventbrite registration website.