Affiliation: Harvard University
- Peaceful awareness in patients with advanced cancerAlaka Ray
Center for Psychooncology and Palliative Care Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
J Palliat Med 9:1359-68. 2006..Previous studies have shown that prognostic awareness may be harmful to mental health yet beneficial for end of life care planning. The effects of prognostic awareness coupled with a sense of inner peace are unknown...
- Associations between end-of-life discussions, patient mental health, medical care near death, and caregiver bereavement adjustmentAlexi A Wright
Department of Medical Oncology and Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 550 Shields Warren, 44 Binney St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
JAMA 300:1665-73. 2008..Talking about death can be difficult. Without evidence that end-of-life discussions improve patient outcomes, physicians must balance their desire to honor patient autonomy against a concern of inflicting psychological harm...
- Clinical correlates of suicidal thoughts in patients with advanced cancerRyan J Spencer
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:327-36. 2012..Clinical correlates of suicidal ideation in advanced cancer patients were examined to identify those at risk and to inform the development of interventions to reduce suicidal ideation in this vulnerable group...