Max Rady College of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
University of Manitoba
4005-675 McDermot Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0V9
Dr. Chochinov has been doing palliative care research since 1990 with funding support from local, provincial and national granting agencies. He has been a grantee of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the National Cancer Institute of Canada and the National Institute of Health. His work has explored various psychiatric dimensions of palliative medicine, such as depression, desire for death, will to live and dignity at the end of life.
Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov is a distinguished professor of psychiatry at the University of Manitoba and Senior Scientist, CancerCare Manitoba Research Institute.
His seminal publications addressing psychosocial dimensions of palliation have helped define core-competencies and standards of end-of-life care.
Dr. Chochinov has been a guest lecturer in most major academic institutions throughout Canada and United States; he has also lectured in South America, New Zealand, Australia, Europe, Cuba, Israel, China, Singapore, Taiwan and Japan.
He is the only psychiatrist in Canada to be designated as a Soros Faculty Scholar, Project on Death in America.
He is the co-founder of the Canadian Virtual Hospice, which is the world’s largest repository of web-based information and support for dying patients, their families and healthcare providers. His book, Dignity Therapy: Final Words for Final Days was the 2011 winner of the Prose Award. In addition to over 300 publications, he is the co-editor of the Handbook of Psychiatry in Palliative Medicine, published by Oxford University Press, and the Journal Palliative and Support Care, published by Cambridge University Press.
He has received top research awards from the Canadian Psychiatric Association, the Canadian Cancer Society, the American Association of Hospice and Palliative Care and the International Psycho-oncology Society; a lifetime achievement award from the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology. In 2021, he received the highest honour that can be bestowed by the Canadian Medical Association, the FNG Starr Award. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He is a recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal and the Order of Manitoba. He is also an Officer in the Order of Canada. In 2020 he was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.
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