G Rocker

Summary

Affiliation: Dalhousie University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Canadian nurses' and respiratory therapists' perspectives on withdrawal of life support in the intensive care unit
    Graeme M Rocker
    Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center, Halifax, Nova Scotia
    J Crit Care 20:59-65. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint 'INSPIRED' approaches to better care for patients with advanced COPD
    Graeme M Rocker
    Dalhousie University, QEII Health Sciences Centre Head, Division of Respirology 4457 Halifax Inrmary 1796 Summer Street, Halifax, NS, B3H 3A7
    Clin Invest Med 36:E114-20. 2013
  3. pmc A day at a time: caregiving on the edge in advanced COPD
    A Catherine Simpson
    Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 5:141-51. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Brief review: Practice variation in end of life care in the ICU: implications for patients with severe brain injury
    Graeme M Rocker
    Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3A7, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 53:814-9. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Most critically ill patients are perceived to die in comfort during withdrawal of life support: a Canadian multicentre study
    Graeme M Rocker
    Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 51:623-30. 2004
  6. pmc New research initiatives in Canada for end-of-life and palliative care
    Graeme Rocker
    Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
    CMAJ 169:300-1. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: innovative approaches to palliation
    Graeme M Rocker
    Division of Respirology, QEII Health Sciences Centre and Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Palliat Med 10:783-97. 2007
  8. pmc Toward optimal end-of-life care for patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: insights from a multicentre study
    Graeme M Rocker
    Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Can Respir J 15:249-54. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Palliation of dyspnoea in advanced COPD: revisiting a role for opioids
    G Rocker
    Division of Respirology, QEII Health Science Centre and Dalhousie University, Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada
    Thorax 64:910-5. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Simple changes can improve conduct of end-of-life care in the intensive care unit
    Richard I Hall
    Department of Anesthesia, Dalhousie University, and the Intensive Care Services, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 51:631-6. 2004

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. ncbi request reprint Canadian nurses' and respiratory therapists' perspectives on withdrawal of life support in the intensive care unit
    Graeme 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...
  2. ncbi request reprint 'INSPIRED' approaches to better care for patients with advanced COPD
    Graeme M Rocker
    Dalhousie University, QEII Health Sciences Centre Head, Division of Respirology 4457 Halifax Inrmary 1796 Summer Street, Halifax, NS, B3H 3A7
    Clin Invest Med 36:E114-20. 2013
    ..Intensive medical treatment focused on increasing survival can coexist with both holistic and palliative approaches to improve the quality of life of patients with severe end-stage COPD...
  3. pmc A day at a time: caregiving on the edge in advanced COPD
    A Catherine Simpson
    Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 5:141-51. 2010
    ..Improved understanding of the physical, emotional, spiritual, and relational factors contributing to their vulnerability can inform new chronic care models better able to support their efforts...
  4. ncbi request reprint Brief review: Practice variation in end of life care in the ICU: implications for patients with severe brain injury
    Graeme 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...
  5. ncbi request reprint Most critically ill patients are perceived to die in comfort during withdrawal of life support: a Canadian multicentre study
    Graeme 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...
  6. pmc New research initiatives in Canada for end-of-life and palliative care
    Graeme Rocker
    Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
    CMAJ 169:300-1. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: innovative approaches to palliation
    Graeme 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...
  8. pmc Toward optimal end-of-life care for patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: insights from a multicentre study
    Graeme 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...
  9. doi request reprint Palliation of dyspnoea in advanced COPD: revisiting a role for opioids
    G Rocker
    Division of Respirology, QEII Health Science Centre and Dalhousie University, Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada
    Thorax 64:910-5. 2009
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Simple changes can improve conduct of end-of-life care in the intensive care unit
    Richard I Hall
    Department of Anesthesia, Dalhousie University, and the Intensive Care Services, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 51:631-6. 2004
    ..To describe changes to the conduct of withdrawal of life support (WOLS) in two teaching hospital tertiary care medical surgical intensive care units (ICUs) in a single centre over two distinct time periods...
  11. ncbi request reprint DNR directives are established early in mechanically ventilated intensive care unit patients
    Tasnim 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
    ..Our objective was to study the rate of establishing do-not-resuscitate (DNR) directives, determinants, and outcomes of those directives for mechanically ventilated patients...
  12. ncbi request reprint Dying in the ICU: perspectives of family members
    Daren 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...
  13. ncbi request reprint Decision-making in the ICU: perspectives of the substitute decision-maker
    Daren 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...
  14. ncbi request reprint Cardiopulmonary resuscitation directives on admission to intensive-care unit: an international observational study
    D 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)...
  15. pmc Organ and tissue donation in the intensive care unit
    Graeme M Rocker
    Dalhousie University, Halifax, Ont
    CMAJ 167:1248-9. 2002
  16. ncbi request reprint Seasonal bed closures in an intensive care unit: a qualitative study
    Graeme 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...
  17. ncbi request reprint Advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: impact on informal caregivers
    A Catherine Simpson
    Graduate Studies Department, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Palliat Care 24:49-54. 2008
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  18. doi request reprint Noninvasive ventilation for acute respiratory failure near the end of life
    Tasnim Sinuff
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Crit Care Med 36:789-94. 2008
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  19. ncbi request reprint Caring for the dying in the intensive care unit: in search of clarity
    Graeme M Rocker
    JAMA 290:820-2. 2003
  20. ncbi request reprint Translating family satisfaction data into quality improvement
    Peter 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
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  21. ncbi request reprint Research agenda: venous thromboembolism in medical-surgical critically ill patients
    Deborah J Cook
    Deparment of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8N 3Z5
    J Crit Care 20:330-3. 2005
  22. ncbi request reprint Burden of illness in venous thromboembolism in critical care: a multicenter observational study
    Rakesh Patel
    Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada K1Y 4E9
    J Crit Care 20:341-7. 2005
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Family satisfaction with care in the intensive care unit: results of a multiple center study
    Daren 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...
  24. ncbi request reprint The ethical conduct of clinical research involving critically ill patients in the United States and Canada: principles and recommendations
    John M Luce
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 170:1375-84. 2004