Winnipeg's Harvey Chochinov gets Order of Canada for palliative care work
Harvey Chochinov developed ‘dignity therapy’ and co-founded website on palliative care
Winnipeg's Harvey Chochinov was invested into the Order of Canada on Wednesday.
Chochinov is a leader in the field of palliative care. He's done extensive work on patient dignity, communication and existential suffering.
Chochinov developed "dignity therapy," which is now being used across the world. He also co-founded the Canadian Virtual Hospice, an online resource for patients, families, health providers and others.
A total of 45 recipients were invested at a ceremony presided over by Governor General David Johnston at Rideau Hall on Wednesday.
Among them, astronaut Chris Hadfield and Blue Rodeo founders Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor.
The Order of Canada was created in 1967 to recognize service to the nation, outstanding achievement and dedication to the community.
More than 6,000 people have received the Order.
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