Review collection - Dignity

30 reviews


Patinadan PV, Tan-Ho G, Choo PY, Ho AHY. Resolving anticipatory grief and enhancing dignity at the end-of life: A systematic review of palliative interventions. Death Stud. 2022;46(2):337-350. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2020.1728426. Epub 2020 Feb 21.


Cuevas PE, Davidson P, Mejilla J, Rodney T. Dignity Therapy for End-of-Life Care Patients: A Literature Review. J Patient Exp. 2021 Feb 25;8:2374373521996951. doi: 10.1177/2374373521996951.

Dakessian Sailian S, Salifu Y, Saad R, Preston N. Dignity of patients with palliative needs in the Middle East: an integrative review. BMC Palliat Care. 2021 Jul 16;20(1):112. doi: 10.1186/s12904-021-00791-6.

Grijó L, Tojal C, Rego F. Effects of dignity therapy on palliative patients' family members: A systematic review. Palliat Support Care. 2021 Apr 5:1-10. doi: 10.1017/S147895152100033X. Epub ahead of print.

Zheng R, Guo Q, Chen Z, Zeng Y. Dignity therapy, psycho-spiritual well-being and quality of life in the terminally ill: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2021 Aug 5:bmjspcare-2021-003180. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2021-003180. Epub ahead of print.


de Oliveira SG, Pacheco STA, Nunes MDR, Caldas CP, Cunha AL, Peres PLP. Bioethical aspects of health care provided to older adults at the end of their lives. Rev enferm UERJ. 2020;28:e47321

Dönmez ÇF, Johnston B. Living in the moment for people approaching the end of life: A concept analysis. Int J Nurs Stud. 2020 Aug;108:103584. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2020.103584. Epub 2020 May 6.

Patinadan PV, Tan-Ho G, Choo PY, Ho AHY. Resolving anticipatory grief and enhancing dignity at the end-of life: A systematic review of palliative interventions. Death Stud. 2020 Feb 21:1-14. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2020.1728426. Epub ahead of print.

van der Geugten W, Goossensen A. Dignifying and undignifying aspects of care for people with dementia: a narrative review. Scand J Caring Sci. 2020 Dec;34(4):818-838. doi: 10.1111/scs.12791. Epub 2019 Nov 21.


Choo PY, Tan-Ho G, Dutta O, Patinadan PV, Ho AHY. Reciprocal Dynamics of Dignity in End-of-Life Care: A Multiperspective Systematic Review of Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2019 Oct 3:1049909119878860. doi: 10.1177/1049909119878860. [Epub ahead of print]

Li Y, Li X, Hou L, Cao L, Liu G, Yang K. Effectiveness of dignity therapy for patients with advanced cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 10 randomized controlled trials. Depress Anxiety. 2019 Dec 6. doi: 10.1002/da.22980. [Epub ahead of print]

Šaňáková Š, Čáp J. Dignity from the nurses' and older patients' perspective: A qualitative literature review. Nurs Ethics. 2019 Aug;26(5):1292-1309. doi: 10.1177/0969733017747960. Epub 2018 Feb 22.

Warth M, Kessler J, Koehler F, Aguilar-Raab C, Bardenheuer HJ, Ditzen B. Brief psychosocial interventions improve quality of life of patients receiving palliative care: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Palliat Med. 2019 Jan 16:269216318818011. doi: 10.1177/0269216318818011. [Epub ahead of print]

Xiao J, Chow KM, Liu Y, Chan CWH. Effects of dignity therapy on dignity, psychological well-being, and quality of life among palliative care cancer patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychooncology. 2019 Sep;28(9):1791-1802. doi: 10.1002/pon.5162. Epub 2019 Jul 9.


Prizer LP, Zimmerman S. Progressive Support for Activities of Daily Living for Persons Living With Dementia. Gerontologist. 2018 Jan 18;58(suppl_1):S74-S87.

Rodriguez A, Smith J, McDermid K. Dignity therapy interventions for young people in palliative care: a rapid structured evidence review. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2018 Jul 2;24(7):339-349. doi: 10.12968/ijpn.2018.24.7.339.

Scarton LJ, Boyken L, Lucero RJ, Fitchett G, Handzo G, Emanuel L, Wilkie DJ. Effects of Dignity Therapy on Family Members: A Systematic Review. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2018 Dec;20(6):542-547. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000469.


Ebenau A, van Gurp J, Hasselaar J. Life values of elderly people suffering from incurable cancer: A literature review. Patient Educ Couns. 2017 Oct;100(10):1778-1786. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2017.05.027. Epub 2017 May 24.


Bentley B, O’Connor M, Shaw J, Breen L. A narrative review of dignity therapy research. Aust Psychol. 2017 Oct;52(5):354-362. doi:10.1111/ap.12282

Donato SCT, Matuoka JY, Yamashita CC, Salvetti MG. Effects of dignity therapy on terminally ill patients: a systematic review. Rev. esc. enferm. USP. 2016 Dec;50(6):1014-1024.

Hemati Z, Ashouri E, AllahBakhshian M, Pourfarzad Z, Shirani F, Safazadeh S, Ziyaei M, Varzeshnejad M, Hashemi M, Taleghani F. Dying with dignity: a concept analysis. J Clin Nurs. 2016 May;25(9-10):1218-28. Epub 2016 Mar 22.

Martínez M, Arantzamendi M, Belar A, Carrasco JM, Carvajal A, Rullán M, Centeno C. 'Dignity therapy', a promising intervention in palliative care: A comprehensive systematic literature review. Palliat Med. 2016 Aug 26. pii: 0269216316665562. [Epub ahead of print]

Rodríguez-Prat A, Monforte-Royo C, Porta-Sales J, Escribano X, Balaguer A. Patient Perspectives of Dignity, Autonomy and Control at the End of Life: Systematic Review and Meta-Ethnography. PLoS One. 2016 Mar 24;11(3):e0151435.eCollection 2016.


Fitchett G, Emanuel L, Handzo G, Boyken L, Wilkie DJ. Care of the human spirit and the role of dignity therapy: a systematic review of dignity therapy research. BMC Palliat Care. 2015 Mar 21;14:8.

Johnston B, Larkin P, Connolly M, Barry C, Narayanasamy M, Östlund U, McIlfatrick S. Dignity-conserving care in palliative care settings: An integrative review. J Clin Nurs. 2015 Jul;24(13-14):1743-72. doi: 10.1111/jocn.12791. Epub 2015 Feb 23.

Pringle J, Johnston B, Buchanan D. Dignity and patient-centred care for people with palliative care needs in the acute hospital setting: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2015 Sep;29(8):675-94.


Guo Q, Jacelon CS. An integrative review of dignity in end-of-life care. Palliat Med. 2014 Mar 31. [Epub ahead of print]


Brandstätter M, Baumann U, Borasio GD, Fegg MJ. Systematic review of meaning in life assessment instruments. Psychooncology. 2012 Jan 10. doi: 10.1002/pon.2113. [Epub ahead of print]

Östlund U, Brown H, Johnston B. Dignity conserving care at end-of-life: a narrative review. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2012 Sep;16(4):353-67.Epub 2011 Sep 13.


Gallagher A, Li S, Wainwright P, Jones IR, Lee D. Dignity in the care of older people - a review of the theoretical and empirical literature. BMC Nurs. 2008 Jul 11;7:11.

Last updated 03 March 2022