A distinguished professor and Canada Research Chair in Palliative Care, he has studied the psycho-social dimensions of palliative medicine, such as sense of dignity, purpose and meaning at the end of life. His pioneering and innovative work on dignity therapy is an approach being used by health care providers worldwide. Co-founder of the Canadian Virtual Hospice, he has been a guiding force in the development of an online palliative care resource centre, which provides support and personalized information to patients, families, health providers, researchers, educators and policy makers across Canada.
The Officer of the Order of Canada recognizes a lifetime of achievement and merit of a high degree, especially in service to Canada or to humanity at large.
Congratulations to Dr. Chochinov!