Alexander K Smith
Affiliation: Harvard University
- On being fired: experiences of patient-initiated termination of the patient-physician relationship in palliative medicineAlexander 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...
- Differences in the quality of the patient-physician relationship among terminally ill African-American and white patients: impact on advance care planning and treatment preferencesAlexander 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...
- Racial/ethnic disparities in liver transplant surgery and hospice use: parallels, differences, and unanswered questionsAlexander 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...
- Racial and ethnic differences in advance care planning among patients with cancer: impact of terminal illness acknowledgment, religiousness, and treatment preferencesAlexander 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...
- Am I doing the right thing? Provider perspectives on improving palliative care in the emergency departmentAlexander 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...
- Crying: experiences and attitudes of third-year medical students and internsAnthony 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...
- Resident approaches to advance care planning on the day of hospital admissionAlexander 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...
- Racial and ethnic differences in end-of-life care in fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries with advanced cancerAlexander 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...