F Amos Bailey
- Death, organ transplantation and medical practiceThomas S Huddle
Philos Ethics Humanit Med 3:5. 2008....
- Preparation of residents for death pronouncement: a sensitive and supportive methodF Amos Bailey
Birmingham VAMC, University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA
Palliat Support Care 3:107-14. 2005..To identify factors associated with internal medicine interns' self-assessed competency in death pronouncement and to evaluate the effectiveness of a 10-minute death pronouncement module and pocket card guidelines...
- Palliative care intervention for choice and use of opioids in the last hours of lifeF Amos Bailey
Birmingham Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center GRECC, Department of Veterans Affairs, Birmingham VA Medical Center GRECC 11G, 700 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:974-8. 2008..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a multicomponent palliative care intervention on choice and use of opioid pain medications for symptom control for patients dying in an acute care inpatient setting...
- Identifying and responding to ethical and methodological issues in after-death interviews with next-of-kinBeverly R Williams
Birmingham Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center GRECC, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 700 South 19th Street, 11 G, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Death Stud 32:197-236. 2008..By deconstructing the research process from an ethical perspective and engaging in critical self-assessment, the authors aim to inform other researchers of potential problems involved in after-death research with next-of-kin...
- Opioid pain medication orders and administration in the last days of lifeF Amos Bailey
Birmingham Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center GRECC, Department of Veterans Affairs, Birmingham, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia, USA University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
J Pain Symptom Manage 44:681-91. 2012..Most patients with serious and life-limiting illness experience pain at some point in the illness trajectory...
- Do-not-resuscitate orders in the last days of lifeF Amos Bailey
Birmingham Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center GRECC, Department of Veterans Affairs, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
J Palliat Med 15:751-9. 2012..The purpose of this analysis was to describe the presence and timing of do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders for imminently dying patients in VA Medical Centers, and to examine factors associated with these processes...
- Improving processes of hospital care during the last hours of lifeF Amos Bailey
Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Birmingham VA Medical Center, GRECC 11G, 700 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
Arch Intern Med 165:1722-7. 2005....
- "He got his last wishes": ways of knowing a loved one's end-of-life preferences and whether those preferences were honoredAngelina R Wittich
Birmingham Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
J Clin Ethics 24:113-24. 2013..The current study examined the ways that next of kin knew veterans' end-of-life preferences, and their ways of knowing whether those preferences were honored in Veteran Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) inpatient settings...
- Hospice emergency kit for veterans: a pilot studyAlexandra E Leigh
Birmingham VA Medical Center, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
J Palliat Med 16:356-61. 2013..Although the provision of hospice emergency kits (HEKs) by home hospice agencies is thought to be widespread, little is known about their use, safety, and impact...
- Disruptions in the organization of meal preparation and consumption among older cancer patients and their family caregiversJulie L Locher
University of Alabama at Birmingham UAB, Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, Birmingham, AL 35294 2041, USA
Psychooncology 19:967-74. 2010..The purpose of this paper is to analyze the social organization of caring as gendered work as it relates to meal preparation and consumption activities surrounding older adult cancer patients and their caregivers...
- The Balm of Gilead Project: a demonstration project on end-of-life care for safety-net populationsElizabeth A Kvale
Center for Palliative Care, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Universityof Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
J Palliat Med 7:486-93. 2004..The Project's current status and future challenges are reviewed...
- A nationwide VA palliative care quality measure: the family assessment of treatment at the end of lifeDavid Casarett
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia VAMC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
J Palliat Med 11:68-75. 2008..To evaluate the FATE (Family Assessment of Treatment at End of Life) Survey for use as a nationwide quality measure in the VA health care system...
- Do palliative consultations improve patient outcomes?David Casarett
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Department of Veterans Affairs, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 56:593-9. 2008..To determine whether inpatient palliative consultation services improve outcomes of care...
- What about the trach? Tracheotomy removal as a palliative care maneuverAlfred J Newman
Matthews Hematology Oncology Associates, Matthews, North Carolina, USA
Am J Hosp Palliat Care 24:371-5. 2007..They incurred no complications and exhibited improved functional status and decreased symptom burden. Tracheotomy removal is safe and beneficial in this patient subset and should be considered an alternative to prolonged tracheotomy...