Dignity Therapy

Giving comfort to patients and their families at the end of life

Southcoast VNA has recently begun offering Dignity Therapy, a groundbreaking supportive intervention for patients facing serious or life-limiting illnesses.

Dignity Therapy improves end-of-life experiences for patients by giving them a chance to record meaningful aspects of their lives and leave something behind that can benefit their loved ones in the future. Patients meet with a trained interviewer and are encouraged to talk about their lives and what matters most to them. The conversations are recorded and transcribed into a permanent document that can be passed on to loved ones for generations.