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Dignity Meets Harvey Max Chochinov
Podcast Episode No 5: Listen Here
Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov OC, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FRSC is a Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Manitoba and a Senior Scientist at CancerCare Manitoba Research Institute. He has led the research team that pioneered Dignity in Care and Dignity Therapy. He has more that 300 career publications, broaching diverse topics such as dignity, depression, quality-of-life, suicide, vulnerability, spirituality, and existential distress towards end-of-life.
He is the co-founder of the Canadian Virtual Hospice and editor of The Handbook of Psychiatry in Palliative Medicine (Oxford University). He has received top research awards from the Canadian Psychiatric Association, the Canadian Cancer Society, the American Association of Hospice and Palliative Care and the International Psycho-oncology Society; a lifetime achievement award from the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology and the Canadian Medical Association’s FNG Starr Award. He is an Officer in the Order of Canada, and in 2020 was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.
Dignity's Michaela Field spoke with Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov