Effects of Dignity Therapy on Family Members

During Dignity Therapy (DT), patients can record their life story and values in a document that reviews memories and offers statements and personal messages that are important to them and can share it with family and friends. Evidence is mounting in support of the use of DT for patients with a serious illness; however, it is unclear whether DT has effects on family members. The purpose of this article, published in the Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, was to provide a systematic literature review of the effects DT has on family members of patients who receive DT.

Link to: J Hospice Palliat Nurs (11/2018) (Available free from Medscape with site registration)