Published on in Vol 8, No 4 (2019): April

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/12213, first published .
Dignity Therapy Led by Nurses or Chaplains for Elderly Cancer Palliative Care Outpatients: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial

Dignity Therapy Led by Nurses or Chaplains for Elderly Cancer Palliative Care Outpatients: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial

Dignity Therapy Led by Nurses or Chaplains for Elderly Cancer Palliative Care Outpatients: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial

Sheri Kittelson 1, MD;  Lisa Scarton 2, RN, PhD;  Paige Barker 1, MD;  Joshua Hauser 3, MD;  Sean O'Mahony 4, MD, MS;  Michael Rabow 5, MD;  Marvin Delgado Guay 6, MD;  Tammie E Quest 7, MD;  Linda Emanuel 7, MD, PhD;  George Fitchett 8, PhD;  George Handzo 9, BCC, CSSBB;  Yingewi Yao 2, PhD;  Harvey Max Chochinov 10, OC, OM, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FRSC;  Diana Wilkie 2, RN, PhD

1 Center for Palliative Care Research and Education, Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US

2 Center for Palliative Care Research and Education, College of Nursing, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US

3 Buehler Center on Aging, Heatlh and Society, Section Chief, Palliative Care, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, US

4 Palliative Medicine , Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, US

5 Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Center for Educaiton in Palliative Care, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, US

6 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation, and Integrative Medicine, University of Texas, MD Anderson, Houson, TX, US

7 Buehler Center on Aging, Heatlh and Society , Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, US

8 Professor and Director of Research, Department of Religion, Health and Human Values, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, US

9 Health Services Research & Quality , HealthCare Chaplaincy Network, Caring for the Human Spirit TM, New York, NY, US

10 Research Institute of Oncology and Hematology, Cancer Care Manitoba, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, CA

Corresponding Author:

  • Sheri Kittelson, MD
  • Center for Palliative Care Research and Education
  • Department of Medicine
  • University of Florida
  • PO Box 100283
  • Gainesville, FL
  • US
  • Phone: 1 303-929-8452
  • Email: skitte@ufl.edu