Alexander K Smith

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint On being fired: experiences of patient-initiated termination of the patient-physician relationship in palliative medicine
    Alexander K Smith
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02446, USA
    J Palliat Med 10:938-47. 2007
  2. pmc Differences in the quality of the patient-physician relationship among terminally ill African-American and white patients: impact on advance care planning and treatment preferences
    Alexander K Smith
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brookline, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1579-82. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Racial/ethnic disparities in liver transplant surgery and hospice use: parallels, differences, and unanswered questions
    Alexander K Smith
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brookline, MA 02446, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 25:285-91. 2008
  4. pmc Racial and ethnic differences in advance care planning among patients with cancer: impact of terminal illness acknowledgment, religiousness, and treatment preferences
    Alexander K Smith
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 1309 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:4131-7. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Am I doing the right thing? Provider perspectives on improving palliative care in the emergency department
    Alexander K Smith
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 54:86-93, 93.e1. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Crying: experiences and attitudes of third-year medical students and interns
    Anthony D Sung
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Teach Learn Med 21:180-7. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Resident approaches to advance care planning on the day of hospital admission
    Alexander K Smith
    Division of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1597-602. 2006
  8. pmc Racial and ethnic differences in end-of-life care in fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries with advanced cancer
    Alexander K Smith
    Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:153-8. 2009

Detail Information

Publications8

  1. ncbi request reprint On being fired: experiences of patient-initiated termination of the patient-physician relationship in palliative medicine
    Alexander K Smith
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02446, USA
    J Palliat Med 10:938-47. 2007
    ..Little has been written about the experience of patient-initiated termination of the patient-physician relationship, and to our knowledge, nothing has been written that is specific to palliative care...
  2. pmc Differences in the quality of the patient-physician relationship among terminally ill African-American and white patients: impact on advance care planning and treatment preferences
    Alexander K Smith
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brookline, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1579-82. 2007
    ..Little is known about the quality of the patient-physician relationship for terminally ill African Americans...
  3. doi request reprint Racial/ethnic disparities in liver transplant surgery and hospice use: parallels, differences, and unanswered questions
    Alexander K Smith
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brookline, MA 02446, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 25:285-91. 2008
    ..Although the goals of care are different, by examining hospice and transplant surgery side by side in the larger context of health disparities, a number of potentially promising avenues for future research have been uncovered...
  4. pmc Racial and ethnic differences in advance care planning among patients with cancer: impact of terminal illness acknowledgment, religiousness, and treatment preferences
    Alexander K Smith
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 1309 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:4131-7. 2008
    ..Despite well-documented racial and ethnic differences in advance care planning (ACP), we know little about why these differences exist. This study tested proposed mediators of racial/ethnic differences in ACP...
  5. doi request reprint Am I doing the right thing? Provider perspectives on improving palliative care in the emergency department
    Alexander K Smith
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 54:86-93, 93.e1. 2009
    ..Little is known about delivering palliative care in the emergency department (ED). We explore the attitudes, experiences, and beliefs of emergency providers about palliative care in the ED, using structured qualitative methods...
  6. doi request reprint Crying: experiences and attitudes of third-year medical students and interns
    Anthony D Sung
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Teach Learn Med 21:180-7. 2009
    ..The medical socialization process is emotionally stressful for trainees; anecdotally, crying is a frequent response. Purposes: To understand the experiences and attitudes related to crying among 3rd-year medical students and interns...
  7. ncbi request reprint Resident approaches to advance care planning on the day of hospital admission
    Alexander K Smith
    Division of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1597-602. 2006
    ..Previous research has demonstrated a need to improve patient-physician communication around advance care planning. A critical time for advance care planning conversations is the day of admission to the hospital...
  8. pmc Racial and ethnic differences in end-of-life care in fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries with advanced cancer
    Alexander K Smith
    Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:153-8. 2009
    ..To examine racial and ethnic variation in use of hospice and high-intensity care in patients with terminal illness...