Novel Approaches & Recent Research

  • Dignity Therapy: Harvey Max Chochinov's novel psychotherapeutic approach, in which patients receiving home-based palliative services were tape recorded while discussing issues that mattered most or subjects they would want remembered.
  • Meaning-Centered Care: End-of-life care based on Viktor Frankl's philosophy that man's search for meaning is our primary motivation in life. Researched by William Breitbart, MD, group psychotherapy that focuses on finding meaning is used to combat hopelessness in terminal patients at the end of life.