Dignity Therapy, Terminally ill Patients
Psychological suffering caused by the terminality of life can cause an existential and physical suffering of great intensity.
Studied for over 20 years by Science, we now know that Dignity Therapy, when applied to people with terminal illness, helps reducing this suffering.
The framework of Dignity Therapy questions is designed to explore information that underlines the importance of the continuity of 'self', role preservation, maintenance of pride, hope, meaning, or purpose in life.
In addition to leading and enabling the process, I try to imbue the therapeutic action with dignity. This means that patients feel accepted, valued and honored.
How do I proceed?
For people with terminal illness (prognosis of survival equal to or less than 6 months), Dignity Therapy is performed in a maximum of 3 sessions.
After reading a few questions, the patient is guided through the questions asked.
Responses are recorded, written and edited.
A Legacy is given to the patient who will then deliver copies to their loved ones.
Criteria for being able to do Dignity Therapy:
This therapy is performed with people over 18 years.
It is essential that they know how to express themselves in Portuguese or English.
Dignity therapy can be performed at home or in a hospital institution (in the latter case, requires prior authorization by the organization).
Book now your appointment
You can book your appointment here. Just fill out the form.
I will confirm your reservation via email.
Values depend on the therapeutic needs, which are evaluated during the first appointment. They can be changed according to patient social and family circumstances, however, base values are 125€, complete Dignity Therapy (3 sessions) if outpatient office, or 150€ if home care Dignity Therapy. (Legacy print included).
In case of home care appointmens booked outside Greater Lisbon, to referred values should be added the value of kms (at the current legal rate), from the office to the place where patient meets and vice versa.
Protocols: with companies here mentioned.
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