C E Gessert

Summary

Affiliation: Division of Education and Research
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity and end-of-life care: the use of feeding tubes
    C E Gessert
    Division of Education and Research, St Mary s Duluth Clinic, Minnesota 55805 1983, USA
    Ethn Dis 11:97-106. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Family decision-making for nursing home residents with dementia: rural-urban differences
    Charles E Gessert
    Division of Education and Research, SMDC Health System, Duluth, MN 55805, USA
    J Rural Health 22:1-8. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Rural-urban differences in medical care for nursing home residents with severe dementia at the end of life
    Charles E Gessert
    Division of Education and Research, SMDC Health System, Duluth, Minnesota 55805, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1199-205. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Cognitive impairment and quality-of-life: views of providers of long-term care services
    Charles E Gessert
    Division of Education and Research, St Mary s Duluth Clinic Health System, Duluth, Minnesota 55805, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 19:85-90. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Measuring the severity of rosacea: a review
    Charles E Gessert
    Division of Education and Research, and the Department of Dermatology, St Mary s Duluth Clinic Health System, Duluth, MN 55805 1983, USA
    Int J Dermatol 42:444-8. 2003
  6. doi request reprint Medicare hospital charges in the last year of life: distribution by quarter for rural and urban nursing home decedents with cognitive impairment
    Charles E Gessert
    Division of Education and Research, SMDC Health System, Duluth, MN 55805 1983, USA
    J Rural Health 24:154-60. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Planning end-of-life care for patients with dementia: roles of families and health professionals
    C E Gessert
    Division of Education and Research, St Mary s Duluth Clinic Health System, 400 East Third Street, Duluth, MN 55805 1983, USA
    Omega (Westport) 42:273-91. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Dying of old age: an examination of death certificates of Minnesota centenarians
    Charles E Gessert
    Division of Education and Research, St Mary s Duluth Clinic Health System, Duluth, Minnesota 55805, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1561-5. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Rural-urban differences in end-of-life care: the use of feeding tubes
    C E Gessert
    Division of Education and Research, St Mary s Duluth Clinic, 400 E 3rd St, Duluth, MN 55805 1983, USA
    J Rural Health 17:16-24. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Utilization of medical services at the end of life in older adults with cognitive impairment: focus on outliers
    Irina V Haller
    Division of Education and Research, SMDC Health System, Duluth, Minnesota 55805 1983, USA
    J Palliat Med 10:400-7. 2007

Research Grants

  1. Values of Families in Guiding End-of-Life Care
    Charles Gessert; Fiscal Year: 2002

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity and end-of-life care: the use of feeding tubes
    C E Gessert
    Division of Education and Research, St Mary s Duluth Clinic, Minnesota 55805 1983, USA
    Ethn Dis 11:97-106. 2001
    ..We investigated the use of feeding tubes in very severely cognitively impaired nursing-home residents, and examined the findings in light of previous studies on the role of ethnicity in end-of-life decision making...
  2. ncbi request reprint Family decision-making for nursing home residents with dementia: rural-urban differences
    Charles E Gessert
    Division of Education and Research, SMDC Health System, Duluth, MN 55805, USA
    J Rural Health 22:1-8. 2006
    ..These differences cannot be fully explained by rural-urban differences in access to medical services...
  3. ncbi request reprint Rural-urban differences in medical care for nursing home residents with severe dementia at the end of life
    Charles E Gessert
    Division of Education and Research, SMDC Health System, Duluth, Minnesota 55805, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1199-205. 2006
    ..To identify factors associated with the use of selected medical services near the end of life in cognitively impaired residents of rural and urban nursing homes...
  4. ncbi request reprint Cognitive impairment and quality-of-life: views of providers of long-term care services
    Charles E Gessert
    Division of Education and Research, St Mary s Duluth Clinic Health System, Duluth, Minnesota 55805, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 19:85-90. 2005
    ..A strong correlation between ratings for importance and ability to influence was observed. Additional research is needed on the psychosocial aspects of long-term care residents' QoL, especially those with cognitive impairment...
  5. ncbi request reprint Measuring the severity of rosacea: a review
    Charles E Gessert
    Division of Education and Research, and the Department of Dermatology, St Mary s Duluth Clinic Health System, Duluth, MN 55805 1983, USA
    Int J Dermatol 42:444-8. 2003
    ..Assessment of severity is essential in the clinical care of rosacea patients and in the research on rosacea...
  6. doi request reprint Medicare hospital charges in the last year of life: distribution by quarter for rural and urban nursing home decedents with cognitive impairment
    Charles E Gessert
    Division of Education and Research, SMDC Health System, Duluth, MN 55805 1983, USA
    J Rural Health 24:154-60. 2008
    ..Factors associated with high end-of-life Medicare charges include less advanced age, non-white race, absence of advance directive, and urban residence...
  7. ncbi request reprint Planning end-of-life care for patients with dementia: roles of families and health professionals
    C E Gessert
    Division of Education and Research, St Mary s Duluth Clinic Health System, 400 East Third Street, Duluth, MN 55805 1983, USA
    Omega (Westport) 42:273-91. 2000
    ..Health professionals should take the lead in 'normalizing' the discussion of death...
  8. ncbi request reprint Dying of old age: an examination of death certificates of Minnesota centenarians
    Charles E Gessert
    Division of Education and Research, St Mary s Duluth Clinic Health System, Duluth, Minnesota 55805, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1561-5. 2002
    ..To compare how causes of death are recorded on the death certificates of centenarians with those who die in their 70s, 80s, and 90s. We also examined direct and indirect acknowledgment of age as a cause of death...
  9. ncbi request reprint Rural-urban differences in end-of-life care: the use of feeding tubes
    C E Gessert
    Division of Education and Research, St Mary s Duluth Clinic, 400 E 3rd St, Duluth, MN 55805 1983, USA
    J Rural Health 17:16-24. 2001
    ..Qualitative research may be useful in clarifying the roles of each of these factors...
  10. ncbi request reprint Utilization of medical services at the end of life in older adults with cognitive impairment: focus on outliers
    Irina V Haller
    Division of Education and Research, SMDC Health System, Duluth, Minnesota 55805 1983, USA
    J Palliat Med 10:400-7. 2007
    ..Efforts to moderate intensive end-of-life care may be facilitated by early identification of those at greatest risk for receiving such care...
  11. ncbi request reprint Decision making on behalf of elders with advanced cognitive impairment: family transitions
    Barbara A Elliott
    Medical School Duluth, University of Minnesota, 1035 University Drive, Duluth, MN 55812, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 21:49-54. 2007
    ..In such cases, the elder's previously stated wishes regarding end of life care were not as likely to be honored...
  12. doi request reprint Family decision-making in advanced dementia: narrative and ethics
    Barbara A Elliott
    University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth, Duluth, MN 55812, USA
    Scand J Caring Sci 23:251-8. 2009
    ..Traditionally, family members become decision-makers for ageing parents with cognitive impairment. Our understanding of how families negotiate the ethical issues in this decision-making is still developing...
  13. ncbi request reprint Measurement of the severity of rosacea
    Joel T M Bamford
    Department of Dermatology, St Mary s Duluth Clinic Health System, Duluth, MN 55805 1983, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 51:697-703. 2004
    ..There are no standardized measures for the severity of rosacea...
  14. ncbi request reprint Childhood stye and adult rosacea
    Joel T M Bamford
    Department of Dermatology, St Mary s Duluth Clinic Health System, Duluth, Minnesota 55805 1983, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 55:951-5. 2006
    ..Little is known about how individuals with a predisposition for rosacea appear in childhood. This retrospective, matched control, longitudinal study examined the relationship between childhood stye and adult rosacea...
  15. doi request reprint Massage in the management of agitation in nursing home residents with cognitive impairment
    Diane M Holliday-Welsh
    Holliday Welsh and Associates, Duluth, MN, USA
    Geriatr Nurs 30:108-17. 2009
    ..Massage is an accessible, easily learned intervention that is effective in controlling some types of agitation in elders with cognitive impairment. Massage should be studied further as a nonpharmacological intervention in such patients...
  16. ncbi request reprint The problem with autonomy
    Charles E Gessert
    SMDC Health System, Duluth, USA
    Minn Med 91:40-2. 2008
  17. ncbi request reprint Ethical wills and suffering in patients with cancer: a pilot study
    Charles E Gessert
    St Mary s Duluth Clinic Health System, Duluth, Minnesota 55805 1983, USA
    J Palliat Med 7:517-26. 2004
    ..EWs have been suggested as a vehicle for finding meaning as the end of life approaches. This pilot study of EWs examined methods for exploring the role of EWs in reducing suffering at the end of life...
  18. ncbi request reprint Decision making by families of older adults with advanced cognitive impairment: spirituality and meaning
    Barbara A Elliott
    University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth 55812, USA
    J Gerontol Nurs 33:49-55. 2007
    ..Many decision makers caring for their relatives with advanced cognitive impairment invoke their spirituality to guide relationships and decisions, creating meaning in the process...
  19. ncbi request reprint End of life in nursing homes: connections between structure, process, and outcomes
    Sarah Forbes-Thompson
    University of Kansas School of Nursing, MS 4043, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, Kansas 66160, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:545-55. 2005
    ..This study was a prospective, in-depth exploration of the experience of dying in two nursing homes from the perspective of residents, staff, and family members...
  20. ncbi request reprint "Getting everyone on the same page": nursing home physicians' perspectives on end-of-life care
    Mercedes Bern-Klug
    School of Social Work, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    J Palliat Med 7:533-44. 2004
    ..To improve understanding of nursing home physicians' perspectives regarding end-of-life care, and to suggest directions for further research...
  21. ncbi request reprint Nursing homes' use of feeding tubes
    Charles E Gessert
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:477. 2004
  22. ncbi request reprint Thomas Cole and the Voyage of Life
    Charles E Gessert
    St Mary s Duluth Clinic Health System, USA
    Minn Med 89:32-6. 2006
  23. pmc Rurality and suicide
    Charles E Gessert
    Am J Public Health 93:698; author reply 698-9. 2003
  24. ncbi request reprint Science and faith in the public realm
    Charles E Gessert
    St Mary s Duluth Clinic Health System, USA
    Minn Med 88:36-8. 2005
  25. ncbi request reprint Daily decisions. Even as new biotechnologies expand the horizons of bioethics, focus needs to be placed on the ethics of everyday practice
    Charles E Gessert
    St Mary s Duluth Clinic Health System, USA
    Minn Med 87:30-1. 2004

Research Grants1

  1. Values of Families in Guiding End-of-Life Care
    Charles Gessert; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..This research will lay the groundwork for two future studies: a survey of values in end-of-life decision-making, and an in depth examination of the role of selected values in decision-making. ..