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Table 1 The Dignity Therapy Question Protocol

From: Feasibility, acceptability and adaption of dignity therapy: a mixed methods study achieving 360° feedback

(1)* Tell me a little about your life history; particularly the parts that you either remember most or think are the most important. (2) When did you feel most alive?
(3) Are there specific things that you would want your family to know about you, (4) and are there particular things you would want them to remember?
(5) What are the most important roles you have played in life (family roles, vocational roles, community-service roles, etc.)? (6) Why were they important to you, and what do you think you accomplished in those roles?
(7) What are your most important accomplishments, and what do you feel most proud of?
(8) Are there particular things that you feel still need to be said to your loved ones (9) or things that you would want to take the time to say once again?
(10) What are your hopes and dreams for your loved ones?
(11) What have you learned about life that you would want to pass along to others? (12) What advice or words of guidance would you wish to pass along to your (son, daughter, husband, wife, parents, other[s])?
(13) Are there words or perhaps even instructions that you would like to offer your family to help prepare them for the future?
(14) In creating this permanent record, are there other things that you would like included?
  1. *Numbering is only to ensure traceability of methodology and results for the reader