Affiliation: Dalhousie University
- Canadian nurses' and respiratory therapists' perspectives on withdrawal of life support in the intensive care unitGraeme M Rocker
Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center, Halifax, Nova Scotia
J Crit Care 20:59-65. 2005..To describe perspectives of nurses (RNs) and respiratory therapists (RTs) related to end-of-life care for critically ill patients...
- Palliation of dyspnoea in advanced COPD: revisiting a role for opioidsG Rocker
Division of Respirology, QEII Health Science Centre and Dalhousie University, Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada
Thorax 64:910-5. 2009....
- Toward optimal end-of-life care for patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: insights from a multicentre studyGraeme M Rocker
Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Can Respir J 15:249-54. 2008..Understanding patients' needs and perspectives is fundamental to improving end-of-life (EOL) care. However, little is known of what quality care means to patients who have advanced lung disease...
- Advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: innovative approaches to palliationGraeme M Rocker
Division of Respirology, QEII Health Sciences Centre and Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
J Palliat Med 10:783-97. 2007..By combining the clinical and research skills of pulmonologists and palliative medicine specialists we can advance the care of patients with this progressive and incurable disease...
- Brief review: Practice variation in end of life care in the ICU: implications for patients with severe brain injuryGraeme M Rocker
Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3A7, Canada
Can J Anaesth 53:814-9. 2006..To review end of life care issues in the intensive care unit (ICU) and how practice variation might affect the ultimate outcome of acute brain injury...
- New research initiatives in Canada for end-of-life and palliative careGraeme Rocker
Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
CMAJ 169:300-1. 2003
- Most critically ill patients are perceived to die in comfort during withdrawal of life support: a Canadian multicentre studyGraeme M Rocker
Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Can J Anaesth 51:623-30. 2004..Most deaths in intensive care units (ICUs) follow a withdrawal of life support (LS). Evaluation of this process including the related perspectives of grieving family members is integral to improvement of palliation in the ICU...
- Simple changes can improve conduct of end-of-life care in the intensive care unitRichard I Hall
Department of Anesthesia, Dalhousie University, and the Intensive Care Services, Canada
Can J Anaesth 51:631-6. 2004..05). The majority of nurses (80%) felt that the DNR and WOLS checklists led to improved process around WOLS. CONCLUSION: Simple changes to the process of WOLS can improve conduct of end-of-life care in the ICU...
- DNR directives are established early in mechanically ventilated intensive care unit patientsTasnim Sinuff
Department of Medicine, McMaster University Health Sciences Center, Room 2C11, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3Z5, Canada
Can J Anaesth 51:1034-41. 2004..The strongest predictors of DNR directives were physician prediction of low probability of survival, physician perception of patient preference to limit life support, organ dysfunction, medical diagnosis and age...
- Dying in the ICU: perspectives of family membersDaren K Heyland
Department of Medicine, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, ON, Canada
Chest 124:392-7. 2003..To describe the perspectives of family members to the care provided to critically ill patients who died in the ICU...
- Decision-making in the ICU: perspectives of the substitute decision-makerDaren K Heyland
Department of Medicine, Angada 3, Kingston General Hospital, Ontario, Canada
Intensive Care Med 29:75-82. 2003..To describe the substitute decision-makers' perspectives related to decision-making in the intensive care unit (ICU) and to determine those variables associated with their overall satisfaction with decision-making...
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation directives on admission to intensive-care unit: an international observational studyD J Cook
Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Ontario, Hamilton, Canada
Lancet 358:1941-5. 2001..Our objective was to ascertain prevalence, predictors, and procurement pattern of cardiopulmonary resuscitation directives within 24 h of admission to the intensive-care unit (ICU)...
- Advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: impact on informal caregiversA Catherine Simpson
Graduate Studies Department, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
J Palliat Care 24:49-54. 2008....
- Seasonal bed closures in an intensive care unit: a qualitative studyGraeme M Rocker
Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
J Crit Care 18:25-30. 2003..To describe perceptions of the administrative procedures for seasonal bed closures and their consequences in the intensive care unit (ICU), and to critique this example of health care priority setting for legitimacy and fairness...
- Organ and tissue donation in the intensive care unitGraeme M Rocker
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Ont
CMAJ 167:1248-9. 2002
- Noninvasive ventilation for acute respiratory failure near the end of lifeTasnim Sinuff
Department of Critical Care Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Crit Care Med 36:789-94. 2008....
- Caring for the dying in the intensive care unit: in search of clarityGraeme M Rocker
JAMA 290:820-2. 2003
- Burden of illness in venous thromboembolism in critical care: a multicenter observational studyRakesh Patel
Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada K1Y 4E9
J Crit Care 20:341-7. 2005..Findings suggest the need for increased suspicion among clinicians, renewed efforts at thromboprophylaxis, and evaluation of superior prevention strategies...
- The ethical conduct of clinical research involving critically ill patients in the United States and Canada: principles and recommendationsJohn M Luce
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 170:1375-84. 2004
- Translating family satisfaction data into quality improvementPeter M Dodek
Program in Critical Care Medicine and Center for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St. Paul's Hospital and University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Crit Care Med 32:1922-7. 2004....
- Family satisfaction with care in the intensive care unit: results of a multiple center studyDaren K Heyland
Departments of Medicine, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Crit Care Med 30:1413-8. 2002..To determine the level of satisfaction of family members with the care that they and their critically ill relative received...
- Research agenda: venous thromboembolism in medical-surgical critically ill patientsDeborah J Cook
Deparment of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8N 3Z5
J Crit Care 20:330-3. 2005