Lois Downey

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Publications

  1. pmc Life-sustaining treatment preferences: matches and mismatches between patients' preferences and clinicians' perceptions
    Lois Downey
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 46:9-19. 2013
  2. pmc Development and evaluation of an interprofessional communication intervention to improve family outcomes in the ICU
    J Randall Curtis
    Harborview Medical Center, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 33:1245-54. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Hospital variation and temporal trends in palliative and end-of-life care in the ICU
    Thomas W Decato
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Crit Care Med 41:1405-11. 2013
  4. pmc Might massage or guided meditation provide "means to a better end"? Primary outcomes from an efficacy trial with patients at the end of life
    Lois Downey
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Palliat Care 25:100-8. 2009
  5. pmc The Quality of Dying and Death Questionnaire (QODD): empirical domains and theoretical perspectives
    Lois Downey
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 39:9-22. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Effect of communication skills training for residents and nurse practitioners on quality of communication with patients with serious illness: a randomized trial
    J Randall Curtis
    Harborview Medical Center, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle2Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle
    JAMA 310:2271-81. 2013
  7. pmc Effect of a quality-improvement intervention on end-of-life care in the intensive care unit: a randomized trial
    J Randall Curtis
    Harborview Medical Center, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle Washington, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 183:348-55. 2011
  8. pmc Shared priorities for the end-of-life period
    Lois Downey
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 37:175-88. 2009
  9. pmc Integrating palliative and critical care: evaluation of a quality-improvement intervention
    J Randall Curtis
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Box 359762, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 178:269-75. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Measuring the quality of end-of-life care
    Ruth A Engelberg
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98104 2499, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 39:951-71. 2010

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  1. pmc Life-sustaining treatment preferences: matches and mismatches between patients' preferences and clinicians' perceptions
    Lois Downey
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 46:9-19. 2013
    ..Better clinician understanding of patients' end-of-life treatment preferences has the potential for reducing unwanted treatment, decreasing health care costs, and improving end-of-life care...
  2. pmc Development and evaluation of an interprofessional communication intervention to improve family outcomes in the ICU
    J Randall Curtis
    Harborview Medical Center, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 33:1245-54. 2012
    ..This manuscript also reports some of the lessons that we have learned early in this study...
  3. ncbi request reprint Hospital variation and temporal trends in palliative and end-of-life care in the ICU
    Thomas W Decato
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Crit Care Med 41:1405-11. 2013
    ..Recently, relatively high family satisfaction with ICU end-of-life care has prompted speculation that ICU palliative care has improved over time, but temporal trends have not been documented...
  4. pmc Might massage or guided meditation provide "means to a better end"? Primary outcomes from an efficacy trial with patients at the end of life
    Lois Downey
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Palliat Care 25:100-8. 2009
    ..The authors discuss the implications of their findings for integration of these complementary and alternative medicine therapies into standard hospice care...
  5. pmc The Quality of Dying and Death Questionnaire (QODD): empirical domains and theoretical perspectives
    Lois Downey
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 39:9-22. 2010
    ..We conclude that research based on the current version of the QODD might benefit from the use of composite measures representing the four identified domains, but that future expansion and modification of the questionnaire are in order...
  6. ncbi request reprint Effect of communication skills training for residents and nurse practitioners on quality of communication with patients with serious illness: a randomized trial
    J Randall Curtis
    Harborview Medical Center, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle2Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle
    JAMA 310:2271-81. 2013
    ..Communication about end-of-life care is a core clinical skill. Simulation-based training improves skill acquisition, but effects on patient-reported outcomes are unknown...
  7. pmc Effect of a quality-improvement intervention on end-of-life care in the intensive care unit: a randomized trial
    J Randall Curtis
    Harborview Medical Center, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle Washington, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 183:348-55. 2011
    ..Because of high mortality, end-of-life care is an important component of intensive care...
  8. pmc Shared priorities for the end-of-life period
    Lois Downey
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 37:175-88. 2009
    ..This change would reduce respondent burden in future investigations, simplify analyses aimed at identifying domains underlying the dying-and-death experience, and exclude the top-priority item of fewer than 4% of respondents...
  9. pmc Integrating palliative and critical care: evaluation of a quality-improvement intervention
    J Randall Curtis
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Box 359762, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 178:269-75. 2008
    ..Palliative care in the intensive care unit (ICU) is an important focus for quality improvement...
  10. ncbi request reprint Measuring the quality of end-of-life care
    Ruth A Engelberg
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98104 2499, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 39:951-71. 2010
    ..Although there is a documented need to improve end-of-life care, there are few validated and brief questionnaires that are available as outcome measures for use in improving that care...
  11. pmc Three lessons from a randomized trial of massage and meditation at end of life: patient benefit, outcome measure selection, and design of trials with terminally ill patients
    Lois Downey
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 26:246-53. 2009
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  12. ncbi request reprint Race, income, and education: associations with patient and family ratings of end-of-life care and communication provided by physicians-in-training
    Ann C Long
    1 Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
    J Palliat Med 17:435-47. 2014
    ..Minority race and lower socioeconomic status are associated with poorer patient ratings of health care quality and provider communication...
  13. ncbi request reprint Interprofessional communication skills training for serious illness: evaluation of a small-group, simulated patient intervention
    Alison M Bays
    1 Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
    J Palliat Med 17:159-66. 2014
    ..Small-group skills training can result in new communication behaviors, but past studies have used facilitators with extensive experience, raising concerns this is not scalable...
  14. ncbi request reprint Refinement, scoring, and validation of the Family Satisfaction in the Intensive Care Unit (FS-ICU) survey
    Richard J Wall
    Harborview Medical Center, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Crit Care Med 35:271-9. 2007
    ..To refine the Family Satisfaction in the Intensive Care Unit (FS-ICU) survey and develop a validated method for scoring the instrument...
  15. pmc Quality-of-life trajectories at the end of life: assessments over time by patients with and without cancer
    Lois Downey
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:472-9. 2010
    ..To compare quality-of-life (QOL) ratings of terminally ill patients with and without cancer over time...
  16. pmc Predictors of symptoms of posttraumatic stress and depression in family members after patient death in the ICU
    Cynthia J Gries
    University of Washington, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Chest 137:280-7. 2010
    ..Patients' deaths in the ICU have been associated with a high burden of psychologic symptoms in families. This study identifies characteristics associated with psychologic symptoms in family members...
  17. pmc Quality of life at the end of life
    Paula Diehr
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 5:51. 2007
    ..Here, we describe QOL in the weeks near death and determine correlates of QOL over time, with emphasis on accounting for death and missing data...
  18. pmc Pediatric vaccination and vaccine-preventable disease acquisition: associations with care by complementary and alternative medicine providers
    Lois Downey
    Harborview Medical Center, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Box 359765, 325 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Matern Child Health J 14:922-30. 2010
    ..Interventions enlisting the participation of complementary/alternative medicine providers in immunization awareness and promotional activities could improve adherence rates and assist in efforts to improve public health...
  19. pmc Using the medical record to evaluate the quality of end-of-life care in the intensive care unit
    Bradford J Glavan
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Crit Care Med 36:1138-46. 2008
    ..We investigated whether proposed "quality markers" within the medical record are associated with family assessment of the quality of dying and death in the intensive care unit (ICU)...
  20. ncbi request reprint Measuring intensive care nurses' perspectives on family-centered end-of-life care: evaluation of 3 questionnaires
    Lois Downey
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle WA 98195, USA
    Am J Crit Care 15:568-79. 2006
    ..Attempts to improve end-of-life care increasingly focus on family-centered care, but few validated assessment tools exist...
  21. pmc Preventive screening of women who use complementary and alternative medicine providers
    Lois Downey
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 9455, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:1133-43. 2009
    ..g., vaccination), little is known about associations between CAM use and receipt of recommended preventive screening in women...
  22. ncbi request reprint Psychometric characteristics of a quality of communication questionnaire assessing communication about end-of-life care
    Ruth Engelberg
    Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, 98104, USA
    J Palliat Med 9:1086-98. 2006
    ..While further validation studies are needed, this assessment of the QOC represents an important step toward providing a measure of the quality of end-of-life communication...