Introduction To Dignity Therapy
Dignity therapy is newly designed Response based therapy for psychological treatment. The Dignity is defined as "feeling deserved of honor, respect and excellence". It mean a psychological condition of patient or person in which his feeling of gaining honor, self respect, achievements and confidence. The Dignity characterized as persons Sense of Meaning, Sense of Pride, Sense of Personhood, and Sense of Identity. Psychologically Dignity is nothing but a key of lives the life because the routine achievements and challenges sensitize our dignity and desire to live.
Scope of Dignity Therapy
Dignity Therapy have wide range of scope in psychological treatment of near end of life patient. The disease like HIV, AIDS, CANCER, are responsible for end of life, where patient will know he will die after some years or time. The psychological situation of patient that time is very critical and he lost his sense of dignity. The Dignity therapy ignite the lamp of Personhood, Identity, Remembrances himself the every small small achievements, which leads to positiveness and sense of dignity.
Dignity Therapy Methodology Procedure
The psychologist take interview of near end of life patient in pre formated matter with the help of video or vice recorder and try to know about patients life. This interview will get re-edited and creation of permanent bibliographic record. Then this doccument hand over to patient for present to his love once.
In Dignity therapy psychologist collect data from cancer survivor about his life in the preformatted questions. Like,
1. Tell me about your life history?
2. When you did most alive?
3. Remberance that more important in your life?
4. What are the most important role you played in life?
5. Why they were important to you?
6. What are your hopes and dreams for your loved ones?
7. What have you learned about life that would you pass along to others.
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