Hospice is a favored setting for dignity care. Studies on dignity dimension in end-of-life patients are growing. The Patient Dignity Inventory (PDI) is a tool that can lead to interesting information on dignity-related aspects of suffering. The study aimed to investigate dignity among end-of-life cancer patients, by examining the Italian version of the PDI factor structure and assessing the relationship between dignity and other patients' psychosocial and spiritual variables to improve a patient-centered clinical practice.

Dignity in cancer patients with a life expectancy of a few weeks. Implementation of the factor structure of the Patient Dignity Inventory and dignity assessment for a patient-centered clinical intervention: A cross-sectional study

BOVERO, ANDREA;SEDGHI, NADER ALESSANDRO;BOTTO, ROSSANA;TOSI, CHIARA;Ieraci, Valentina;Torta, Riccardo
2018

Abstract

Hospice is a favored setting for dignity care. Studies on dignity dimension in end-of-life patients are growing. The Patient Dignity Inventory (PDI) is a tool that can lead to interesting information on dignity-related aspects of suffering. The study aimed to investigate dignity among end-of-life cancer patients, by examining the Italian version of the PDI factor structure and assessing the relationship between dignity and other patients' psychosocial and spiritual variables to improve a patient-centered clinical practice.
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Dignity; cancer; end-of-life patients; hospices; palliative care
Bovero, Andrea; Sedghi, Nader Alessandro; Botto, Rossana; Tosi, Chiara; Ieraci, Valentina; Torta, Riccardo
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