Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Dignity Therapy as a Pastoral Care Approach: Exploring Family Jewels
by Wildhack, Holly S., D.Min., Lancaster Theological Seminary, 2019, 103; 13865593
Abstract (Summary)

Dignity therapy (DT) is a brief, individualized intervention to increase the sense of purpose, meaning and worth and reduce spiritual and psychological suffering. It comprises a recorded interview which is transcribed, edited and returned to the individual who can give it to people of their choosing. Dignity therapy has been well studied, much of the research has been done by the developer and prolific researcher, Chochinov, and his teams. DT is beginning to come to the attention to the pastoral care/chaplaincy communities. This study examines how four community-dwelling older adults who have expressed feelings of hopelessness, loss of meaning, and despair, experience dignity therapy as a pastoral care approach.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Armstrong, Trina
School: Lancaster Theological Seminary
Department: Ministry
School Location: United States -- Pennsylvania
Source: DAI-A 80/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Clergy, Gerontology, Pastoral Counseling
Keywords: Chaplaincy, Dignity therapy, Pastoral care
Publication Number: 13865593
ISBN: 978-1-392-13754-3
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