Camilla Zimmermann

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Affiliation: University of Toronto
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The denial of death thesis: sociological critique and implications for palliative care
    Camilla Zimmermann
    Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Palliat Med 18:121-8. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Bringing palliative care to a Canadian cancer center: the palliative care program at Princess Margaret Hospital
    Camilla Zimmermann
    Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Hospital, 610 University Ave, 16th Floor, M5G 2M9, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 14:982-7. 2006
  3. doi request reprint Effectiveness of specialized palliative care: a systematic review
    Camilla Zimmermann
    Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
    JAMA 299:1698-709. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Integrating palliative care: a postmodern perspective
    Camilla Zimmermann
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 23:255-8. 2006
  5. doi request reprint Measuring attachment security in patients with advanced cancer: psychometric properties of a modified and brief Experiences in Close Relationships scale
    Christopher Lo
    Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Hospital, and Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care Research Division, Ontario Cancer Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
    Psychooncology 18:490-9. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Acceptance of dying: a discourse analysis of palliative care literature
    Camilla Zimmermann
    University of Toronto, 610 University Ave, 16 712, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2M9
    Soc Sci Med 75:217-24. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Nurse and physician inter-rater agreement of three performance status measures in palliative care outpatients
    Camilla Zimmermann
    Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 18:609-16. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Predictors of symptom severity and response in patients with metastatic cancer
    Camilla Zimmermann
    Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 27:175-81. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Determinants of quality of life in patients with advanced cancer
    Camilla Zimmermann
    Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology, Department of Medicine, Toronto, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 19:621-9. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Death denial: obstacle or instrument for palliative care? An analysis of clinical literature
    Camilla Zimmermann
    Division of Medical Oncology and Haematology, University of Toronto and Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Canada
    Sociol Health Illn 29:297-314. 2007

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  1. ncbi request reprint The denial of death thesis: sociological critique and implications for palliative care
    Camilla Zimmermann
    Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Palliat Med 18:121-8. 2004
    ..In particular, we argue that the emphasis of palliative care should not be on extinguishing the denial of death but on the relief of suffering...
  2. ncbi request reprint Bringing palliative care to a Canadian cancer center: the palliative care program at Princess Margaret Hospital
    Camilla Zimmermann
    Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Hospital, 610 University Ave, 16th Floor, M5G 2M9, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 14:982-7. 2006
    ..We will describe the components, successes, and challenges of our program, which may be useful for others, who are developing palliative care programs in an academic setting...
  3. doi request reprint Effectiveness of specialized palliative care: a systematic review
    Camilla Zimmermann
    Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
    JAMA 299:1698-709. 2008
    ..However, the impact of such teams on quality of life, satisfaction with care, and economic cost has not been examined systematically using detailed criteria for study quality...
  4. ncbi request reprint Integrating palliative care: a postmodern perspective
    Camilla Zimmermann
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 23:255-8. 2006
    ..In this article, the authors deconstruct these dichotomies and advocate for a fully integrated model of palliative care...
  5. doi request reprint Measuring attachment security in patients with advanced cancer: psychometric properties of a modified and brief Experiences in Close Relationships scale
    Christopher Lo
    Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Hospital, and Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care Research Division, Ontario Cancer Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
    Psychooncology 18:490-9. 2009
    ..This study reports on (1) the psychometric properties of a modified 36-item Experiences in Close Relationships scale (ECR), adapted for this population; and (2) the validity of a brief 16-item version of our modified scale...
  6. doi request reprint Acceptance of dying: a discourse analysis of palliative care literature
    Camilla Zimmermann
    University of Toronto, 610 University Ave, 16 712, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2M9
    Soc Sci Med 75:217-24. 2012
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Nurse and physician inter-rater agreement of three performance status measures in palliative care outpatients
    Camilla Zimmermann
    Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 18:609-16. 2010
    ..Performance status (PS) scales are used widely in oncology practice and research. We compared inter-rater agreement, between nurses and physicians, for three commonly used PS scales...
  8. doi request reprint Predictors of symptom severity and response in patients with metastatic cancer
    Camilla Zimmermann
    Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 27:175-81. 2010
    ..Performance status, gender, and baseline symptom severity should be accounted for in trials of palliative care interventions; inclusion criteria based on symptom severity should also be considered...
  9. doi request reprint Determinants of quality of life in patients with advanced cancer
    Camilla Zimmermann
    Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology, Department of Medicine, Toronto, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 19:621-9. 2011
    ..Improving health-related quality of life (HRQL) is the main goal of palliative care and an important outcome for oncology trials. This study examines medical and sociodemographic determinants of HRQL in outpatients with advanced cancer...
  10. ncbi request reprint Death denial: obstacle or instrument for palliative care? An analysis of clinical literature
    Camilla Zimmermann
    Division of Medical Oncology and Haematology, University of Toronto and Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Canada
    Sociol Health Illn 29:297-314. 2007
    ..The personal struggle with mortality has become an important instrument in the public problem of managing the dying process...
  11. ncbi request reprint Denial of impending death: a discourse analysis of the palliative care literature
    Camilla Zimmermann
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University Health Network, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 59:1769-80. 2004
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  12. ncbi request reprint Rotation to methadone after opioid dose escalation: How should individualization of dosing occur?
    Camilla Zimmermann
    Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5G 2M9
    J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 19:25-31. 2005
    ..A possible conversion method for rotation to methadone for patients with escalating pain and opioid use is suggested...
  13. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal study of depressive symptoms in patients with metastatic gastrointestinal and lung cancer
    Christopher Lo
    Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 28:3084-9. 2010
    ..We therefore conducted a longitudinal study to determine the course and predictors of depressive symptoms...
  14. doi request reprint Pathways to distress: the multiple determinants of depression, hopelessness, and the desire for hastened death in metastatic cancer patients
    Gary Rodin
    Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 68:562-9. 2009
    ....
  15. pmc Symptom burden and supportive care in patients with acute leukemia
    Camilla Zimmermann
    Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Leuk Res 37:731-6. 2013
    ..Patients in this population have a substantial symptom burden; further research is needed to determine the benefit of early referral to specialized supportive care services...
  16. doi request reprint Phase II study of an outpatient palliative care intervention in patients with metastatic cancer
    Matthew Follwell
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 27:206-13. 2009
    ..This study assessed prospectively the efficacy of an Oncology Palliative Care Clinic (OPCC) in improving patient symptom distress and satisfaction...
  17. ncbi request reprint Early palliative care for patients with advanced cancer: a cluster-randomised controlled trial
    Camilla Zimmermann
    Division of Medical Oncology and Haematology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada Electronic address
    Lancet 383:1721-30. 2014
    ..Patients with advanced cancer have reduced quality of life, which tends to worsen towards the end of life. We assessed the effect of early palliative care in patients with advanced cancer on several aspects of quality of life...
  18. ncbi request reprint Satisfaction with oncology care among patients with advanced cancer and their caregivers
    Breffni Hannon
    Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, M5G 2M9, Canada
    Qual Life Res 22:2341-9. 2013
    ..We aimed to assess satisfaction with cancer care in paired analyses of these groups, examine differences between them, and identify areas for potential intervention...
  19. doi request reprint Quality of life and mental health in caregivers of outpatients with advanced cancer
    Deepa Wadhwa
    Division of Medical Oncology and Haematology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Psychooncology 22:403-10. 2013
    ..This study evaluates the quality of life (QOL) and mental health (MH) of caregivers of patients with advanced cancer who are receiving ambulatory oncology care and associations with patient, caregiver and care-related characteristics...
  20. doi request reprint Predictors of referral for specialized psychosocial oncology care in patients with metastatic cancer: the contributions of age, distress, and marital status
    Janet Ellis
    Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 27:699-705. 2009
    ..This study examines the rate and prediction of referral for specialized psychosocial oncology care in 326 patients with metastatic GI or lung cancer...
  21. doi request reprint Assessing agreement between terminally ill cancer patients' reports of their quality of life and family caregiver and palliative care physician proxy ratings
    Jennifer M Jones
    Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Pain Symptom Manage 42:354-65. 2011
    ..Proxy ratings, if valid, may provide an alternative approach to evaluating patient quality of life (QoL) at the end of life...
  22. doi request reprint Factors associated with work stress and professional satisfaction in oncology staff
    Elizabeth Dougherty
    Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 26:105-11. 2009
    ..009), perceived lack of resources (odds ratio = 0.06; P = .007), and lack of control over the choice of workplace (odds ratio = 0.10; P = .03). Measures to address work-related stress should be included in the planning of cancer programs...
  23. doi request reprint Measuring death-related anxiety in advanced cancer: preliminary psychometrics of the Death and Dying Distress Scale
    Christopher Lo
    Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 33:S140-5. 2011
    ..We conclude by presenting a revised 15-item version of the scale for further study in advanced cancer and other palliative populations...
  24. doi request reprint Age-related patterns in adaptation to cancer pain: a mixed-method study
    Lucia Gagliese
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, Canada
    Pain Med 10:1050-61. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to explore age-related patterns in adaptation to chronic cancer-related pain in younger and older patients...
  25. ncbi request reprint Impact of an oncology palliative care clinic on access to home care services
    Raymond W Jang
    Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 30:425-31. 2013
    ..Factors independently associated with HC referral were poor PPS (P < .001) and older age (P = .003). Thus OPCC involvement resulted in markedly increased HC referrals, particularly for older patients with poor performance status. ..
  26. doi request reprint The communal coping model and cancer pain: the roles of catastrophizing and attachment style
    Lynn R Gauthier
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Pain 13:1258-68. 2012
    ..These results provide support for the CCM of cancer pain, and contribute to refinement of the model. Future research that includes patients and their caregivers is required to further explicate the social context of cancer pain...
  27. doi request reprint Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM): a qualitative study of a brief individual psychotherapy for individuals with advanced cancer
    Rinat Nissim
    Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
    Palliat Med 26:713-21. 2012
    ..Although psychosocial care has been regarded as central to palliative and supportive care, there have been few empirically tested approaches to individual intervention...
  28. doi request reprint Patterns of depression in cancer patients: an indirect test of gender-specific vulnerabilities to depression
    Sara Miller
    Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute, Ontario Cancer Institute, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, 610 University Avenue 16 724, Toronto, ON, M5G 2M9, Canada
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 46:767-74. 2011
    ....
  29. doi request reprint The FAMCARE-Patient scale: measuring satisfaction with care of outpatients with advanced cancer
    Christopher Lo
    Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Canada
    Eur J Cancer 45:3182-8. 2009
    ..To provide confirmatory results concerning the psychometric properties of a measure of satisfaction with oncology care for use with advanced stage cancer patients, and test its sensitivity to change...
  30. doi request reprint Factor structure of the Beck Hopelessness Scale in individuals with advanced cancer
    Rinat Nissim
    Behavioural Sciences and Health Research Division, Toronto General Research Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
    Psychooncology 19:255-63. 2010
    ..Although the Beck Hopelessness Scale is often used with the seriously ill, its factor structure has been given relatively little consideration in this context...
  31. doi request reprint Validation of the QUAL-EC for assessing quality of life in patients with advanced cancer
    Christopher Lo
    Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, 610 University Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Eur J Cancer 47:554-60. 2011
    ..However, there is a lack of measures validated specifically for advanced cancer. The purpose of this study was to validate the Quality of Life at the End of Life (QUAL-E) measure in a sample of patients with advanced cancer...
  32. doi request reprint Interconversion of three measures of performance status: an empirical analysis
    Clement Ma
    Department of Biostatistics, Ontario Cancer Institute, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
    Eur J Cancer 46:3175-83. 2010
    ....
  33. doi request reprint Spirituality and use of complementary therapies for cure in advanced cancer
    Mateya Trinkaus
    Division of Medical Oncology and Haematology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Psychooncology 20:746-54. 2011
    ..We examined the use of CAM in this population, and associations of use for potential cure with spiritual faith and existential well-being...
  34. doi request reprint Referral practices of oncologists to specialized palliative care
    Kirsten Wentlandt
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 30:4380-6. 2012
    ..To describe current referral practices of oncologists to specialized palliative care (SPC) and define demographic characteristics, practice situations, and opinions associated with referral...
  35. doi request reprint Understanding bereaved caregiver evaluations of the quality of dying and death: an application of cognitive interviewing methodology to the quality of dying and death questionnaire
    Sarah Hales
    Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Pain Symptom Manage 43:195-204. 2012
    ..To increase the interpretability of quality of dying and death measures, research is needed to understand potential sources of response variation...
  36. ncbi request reprint The desire for hastened death in patients with metastatic cancer
    Gary Rodin
    Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
    J Pain Symptom Manage 33:661-75. 2007
    ..The relative absence of a strong DHD in this sample suggests that the will to live tends to be preserved in cancer patients prior to the end of life, in spite of significant emotional and physical suffering...
  37. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and symptom burden in cancer patients admitted to an acute palliative care unit
    Jennifer M Jones
    Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Palliat Care 26:94-102. 2010
    ..These findings emphasize the need for interdisciplinary, collaborative approaches to managing the complex physical, psychosocial, and existential needs of cancer patients admitted to acute PCUs...
  38. doi request reprint Acceptance of pain: a study in patients with advanced cancer
    Lynn R Gauthier
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, Canada
    Pain 143:147-54. 2009
    ..These data lay the groundwork for future research and interventions designed to enhance quality of life for patients with advanced cancer and pain...
  39. ncbi request reprint Measuring patient satisfaction in oncology palliative care: psychometric properties of the FAMCARE-patient scale
    Christopher Lo
    Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Qual Life Res 18:747-52. 2009
    ..We provide preliminary psychometric results concerning the use of a modified FAMCARE scale, adapted for patient use, to assess satisfaction with outpatient care in advanced stage cancer patients...
  40. ncbi request reprint Administrative outcomes five years after opening an acute palliative care unit at a comprehensive cancer center
    John Bryson
    Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
    J Palliat Med 13:559-65. 2010
    ..We examined administrative outcomes after opening an oncology acute palliative care unit (APCU), to determine attainment of administrative targets related to the unit's function of acute palliation...
  41. doi request reprint Routine screening for suicidal intention in patients with cancer
    Yvonne W Leung
    Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Psychooncology 22:2537-45. 2013
    ..We evaluated in a large comprehensive cancer center the utility of an electronic Distress Assessment and Response Tool (DART), in which suicidal intention is assessed with a single item...
  42. pmc Abducted by the illness: a qualitative study of traumatic stress in individuals with acute leukemia
    Rinat Nissim
    Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Leuk Res 37:496-502. 2013
    ..Patients also expressed a strong preference for limited information, with a preference to avoid discussions about overall prognosis. These results may inform interventions to relieve traumatic stress in this high risk population...
  43. doi request reprint A couples intervention for patients facing advanced cancer and their spouse caregivers: outcomes of a pilot study
    Linda M McLean
    Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Psychooncology 17:1152-6. 2008
    ..A secondary objective was to determine its impact on other symptoms of psychosocial distress and its feasibility and acceptability as a clinical intervention...
  44. doi request reprint The association of physical and psychological symptom burden with time to death among palliative cancer outpatients
    Winson Y Cheung
    Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    J Pain Symptom Manage 37:297-304. 2009
    ..The lack of intensification of psychological symptoms in relation to time to death is striking and needs to be further investigated using specific validated measures for depression and anxiety...
  45. doi request reprint Review: the quality of dying and death: a systematic review of measures
    Sarah Hales
    Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Palliat Med 24:127-44. 2010
    ..Strategies to measure the quality of dying and death are becoming increasingly rigorous. Further research is required to understand the factors influencing the ratings of the quality of dying and death...
  46. doi request reprint Bereavement practices of physicians in oncology and palliative care
    Nicole G Chau
    Princess Margaret Hospital, Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5G 2M9, Canada
    Arch Intern Med 169:963-71. 2009
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Validation of the Short-Form McGill Pain Questionnaire-2 in Younger and Older People With Cancer Pain
    Lynn R Gauthier
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Pain 15:756-70. 2014
    ..The most commonly selected words in both age groups were aching, tiring-exhausting, sharp, and dull. These results demonstrate that the SF-MPQ-2 is appropriate for use across the adult lifespan in people with cancer pain...
  48. ncbi request reprint Addition of methadone to another opioid in the management of moderate to severe cancer pain: a case series
    Elaine Wallace
    Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Palliat Med 16:305-9. 2013
    ..Previous research has reported improved pain after adding methadone to another opioid, but did not quantify this benefit using a validated outcome measure...
  49. pmc Traumatic stress in acute leukemia
    Gary Rodin
    Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
    Psychooncology 22:299-307. 2013
    ..In the present study, we investigate the prevalence and correlates of post-traumatic stress symptoms in this population...
  50. doi request reprint Availability of services in Ontario hospices and hospitals providing inpatient palliative care
    Kathryn Towns
    Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Palliat Med 15:527-34. 2012
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Staff stress, work satisfaction, and death attitudes on an oncology palliative care unit, and on a medical and radiation oncology inpatient unit
    Bruce Pierce
    Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Canada
    J Palliat Care 23:32-9. 2007
    ....
  52. doi request reprint Phase II trial of mirtazapine for cancer-related cachexia and anorexia
    Rachel P Riechelmann
    Department of Medical Oncology, University of Toronto, Canada
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 27:106-10. 2010
    ..2 kg); 24% and 6% improved appetite and health-related quality of life (HQOL), respectively. Mirtazapine is a promising agent for the treatment of CRCA...
  53. doi request reprint Potential drug interactions in cancer patients receiving supportive care exclusively
    Rachel P Riechelmann
    Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Pain Symptom Manage 35:535-43. 2008
    ..Older patients, those with comorbid conditions, brain tumor patients, and those taking many medications are at greater risk of drug interactions...
  54. doi request reprint Maintaining the will to live of patients with advanced cancer
    Luluel Khan
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Cancer J 16:524-31. 2010
    ..Comfort and facility with such supportive interventions in oncology will require greater attention to the development of communication and relationship skills at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels of training...
  55. ncbi request reprint Methadone for treatment of cancer pain
    John Bryson
    Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology, Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care Program, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2M9
    Curr Oncol Rep 8:282-8. 2006
    ..Randomized controlled trials are needed to assess the effectiveness and safety of methadone compared with other opioids and to further evaluate its role in the treatment of neuropathic pain...
  56. ncbi request reprint The contribution of attachment security and social support to depressive symptoms in patients with metastatic cancer
    Gary Rodin
    Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Hospital, and Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care Research Division, Ontario Cancer Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
    Psychooncology 16:1080-91. 2007
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint Sources of spiritual well-being in advanced cancer
    Christopher Lo
    Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
    BMJ Support Palliat Care 1:149-53. 2011
    ..To test a conceptual model of sources of spiritual well-being in patients facing life-limiting disease...
  58. ncbi request reprint Managing Cancer And Living Meaningfully (CALM): Phase 2 trial of a brief individual psychotherapy for patients with advanced cancer
    Chris Lo
    1Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Palliat Med 28:234-42. 2014
    ..14, CI.95 (0.026, 0.26). Conclusions: CALM may be a feasible intervention to benefit patients with advanced cancer. The results are encouraging, despite attrition and small effect sizes, and support further study. ..
  59. doi request reprint Psychoanalytic reflections on mortality: a reconsideration
    Gary Rodin
    Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Acad Psychoanal Dyn Psychiatry 36:181-96. 2008
    ....
  60. doi request reprint The quality of dying and death
    Sarah Hales
    Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Intern Med 168:912-8. 2008
    ..Quality of dying and death is broader in scope than either quality of life at the end of life or quality of care at the end of life, although there is overlap among these constructs...
  61. doi request reprint Symptom clusters in patients with advanced cancers
    Winson Y Cheung
    Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 17:1223-30. 2009
    ..Prior research on symptom patterns has focused mainly on inpatients, early stage cancers, or a single cancer type or metastatic site. Our aim was to explore symptom clusters among outpatients with different advanced cancers...
  62. doi request reprint The role of palliative care in the lung cancer patient: can we improve quality while limiting futile care?
    Orit C Freedman
    Division of Medical Oncology and Haematology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 15:321-6. 2009
    ..Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide, and is diagnosed in the advanced stage in 70% of patients. This study will summarize the most up-to-date strategies in supportive care for patients with metastatic lung cancer...
  63. ncbi request reprint Symptom and medication profiles among cancer patients attending a palliative care clinic
    Rachel P Riechelmann
    Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 15:1407-12. 2007
    ..We describe the symptomatology and medication profile of ambulatory cancer patients receiving exclusively supportive care at the Princess Margaret Hospital...
  64. pmc The PROGRESS trial three years later: time for a balanced report of effectiveness
    Richard Wennberg
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 2S8
    BMJ 329:968-70. 2004
  65. ncbi request reprint Interpersonal processes in palliative care: an attachment perspective on the patient-clinician relationship
    Adrienne Tan
    Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Hospital, Canada
    Palliat Med 19:143-50. 2005
    ..This paper provides an overview of this theory and demonstrates its application and relevance to palliative care...
  66. doi request reprint Phase II trial of palliative radiotherapy for hepatocellular carcinoma and liver metastases
    Hany Soliman
    Hany Soliman, Odette Sunnybrook Cancer Centre, University of Toronto Jolie Ringash, Haiyan Jiang, John Kim, Robert Dinniwell, Anthony Brade, Rebecca Wong, James Brierley, Bernard Cummings, Camilla Zimmermann, and Laura A Dawson, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University of Toronto and Jolie Ringash and Kawalpreet Singh, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 31:3980-6. 2013
    ..To evaluate the feasibility and response of liver radiotherapy (RT) in improving symptoms and quality of life in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) or liver metastases (LM)...
  67. doi request reprint Clinician-patient communication: a systematic review
    Gary Rodin
    Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 2M9, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 17:627-44. 2009
    ..The goal of this work was to identify methods of clinician-patient cancer-related communication that may impact patient outcomes associated with distress at critical points in the course of cancer care...
  68. doi request reprint Filling in the gaps: reporting of concurrent supportive care therapies in breast cancer chemotherapy trials
    Orit Freedman
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 19:315-22. 2011
    ..This study determined the prevalence and quality of reporting of supportive care treatment for common chemotherapy-induced toxicities in phase III, breast cancer chemotherapy trials...
  69. ncbi request reprint Progress: measuring the benefit. Re: The numbers needed to treat for neurological disorders
    Richard Wennberg
    Can J Neurol Sci 33:254; author reply 254. 2006
  70. pmc Perindopril monotherapy and PROGRESS in Europe
    Richard Wennberg
    BMJ 331:235-6. 2005