Affiliation: Harvard University
- Depressive symptom trajectories and associated risks among bereaved Alzheimer disease caregiversBaohui Zhang
Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:145-55. 2008..The present study sought to determine if subgroups of bereaved AD caregivers follow distinctive depressive symptom trajectories and the characteristics associated with membership in depressive symptom subgroups...
- Mental health, treatment preferences, advance care planning, location, and quality of death in advanced cancer patients with dependent childrenMatthew E Nilsson
Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Department of Medical Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 01225, USA
Cancer 115:399-409. 2009..The objective of this study was to determine empirically whether advanced cancer patients with and without dependent children differ in treatment preferences, mental health, and end-of-life (EOL) outcomes...
- 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...
- Health care costs in the last week of life: associations with end-of-life conversationsBaohui Zhang
Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Arch Intern Med 169:480-8. 2009..Life-sustaining medical care of patients with advanced cancer at the end of life (EOL) is costly. Patient-physician discussions about EOL wishes are associated with lower rates of intensive interventions...
- Factors important to patients' quality of life at the end of lifeBaohui Zhang
Center for Psychosocial Epidemiology and Outcomes Research and Division of Population Sciences, Department of Medical Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Dana 1134, 450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA, USA
Arch Intern Med 172:1133-42. 2012..The purpose of this study was to determine the factors that most influence QOL at the EOL, thereby identifying promising targets for interventions to promote QOL at the EOL...
- 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 caregiver-perceived delirium in patients with cancer and generalized anxiety in their caregiversMary K Buss
Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Division of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
J Palliat Med 10:1083-92. 2007..We looked for a relationship between caregiver-perceived delirium in a patient with advanced cancer and rates of caregiver psychiatric disorders...
- Clinical trial participation among ethnic/racial minority and majority patients with advanced cancer: what factors most influence enrollment?Rachel Jimenez
Department of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
J Palliat Med 16:256-62. 2013....
- Parental control, partner dependency, and complicated grief among widowed adults in the communityJeffrey G Johnson
Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York, and Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
J Nerv Ment Dis 195:26-30. 2007..Dependency on the deceased spouse mediated the association of perceived parental control with the development of complicated grief following bereavement...
- Associations between cognitive impairment in advanced cancer patients and psychiatric disorders in their caregiversFremonta Meyer
Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Psychooncology 22:952-5. 2013..This study examined whether cognitive impairment in advanced cancer patients is associated with a heightened frequency of psychiatric disorders in their primary caregivers...
- Minor Cognitive Impairments in Cancer Patients Magnify the Effect of Caregiver Preferences on End-of-Life CareXin Gao
Center for Psychosocial Epidemiology and Outcomes Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
J Pain Symptom Manage 45:650-9. 2013..Cognitive impairment commonly affects cancer patients...
- Update on bereavement research: evidence-based guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of complicated bereavementBaohui Zhang
Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Psycho oncology and Palliative Care Research, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
J Palliat Med 9:1188-203. 2006....
- 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...
- Mutuality and specificity of mental disorders in advanced cancer patients and caregiversKara Zivin Bambauer
Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:819-24. 2006..We sought to determine mutuality and specificity in rates of mental disorders between advanced cancer patients and their caregivers...
- Investigation of a developmental model of risk for depression and suicidality following spousal bereavementJeffrey G Johnson
Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY 10032, USA
Suicide Life Threat Behav 38:1-12. 2008..Depressive symptoms mediated significant associations of dependency on the deceased spouse and low self-esteem with suicidal ideation and behavior...
- Psychiatric disorders and mental health service use in patients with advanced cancer: a report from the coping with cancer studyNina S Kadan-Lottick
Department of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
Cancer 104:2872-81. 2005..This study aimed to: 1) determine the prevalence of diagnosable psychiatric illnesses, and 2) describe the mental health services received and predictors of service utilization in patients with advanced cancer...
- An empirical examination of the stage theory of griefPaul K Maciejewski
Department of Psychiatry, Women s Health Research, and Magnetic Resonance Research Center, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn
JAMA 297:716-23. 2007..Nevertheless, the stage theory of grief has previously not been tested empirically...