Paul R Helft
Affiliation: Indiana University
- Associations among awareness of prognosis, hopefulness, and coping in patients with advanced cancer participating in phase I clinical trialsPaul R Helft
Department of Medicine, The Regenstrief Institute for Health Care, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Support Care Cancer 11:644-51. 2003..In this study, the relationships among awareness of prognosis, hopefulness, and coping were examined in a selected group of ACP...
- To keep them from injustice: reflections on the care of unauthorized immigrants with cancerPaul R Helft
Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA
J Oncol Pract 8:212-4. 2012....
- Long-term survival of a woman with well differentiated papillary mesothelioma of the peritoneum: a case report and review of the literatureJeffrey M Clarke
Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
J Med Case Reports 4:346. 2010..WDPMP is generally considered of low malignant potential, however the long-term nature of the tumor remains poorly defined...
- A new age for cancer information seeking: are we better off now?Paul R Helft
J Gen Intern Med 23:350-2. 2008..Several research questions regarding how individuals successfully find information on the Internet remain to be answered...
- The ethics of CYP2D6 testing for patients considering tamoxifenAnne Renee Hartman
Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
Breast Cancer Res 9:103. 2007..In this commentary we discuss the level of evidence needed to change clinical practice and whether CYP2D6 genotyping is appropriate for all women considering tamoxifen as part of their adjuvant therapy...
- Ethics education in surgical residency programs: a review of the literaturePaul R Helft
Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
J Surg Educ 66:35-42. 2009....
- Oncology nurses' attitudes toward prognosis-related communication: a pilot mailed survey of oncology nursing society membersPaul R Helft
School of Medicine, Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, USA
Oncol Nurs Forum 38:468-74. 2011..To assess oncology nurses' attitudes toward prognosis-related communication and experiences of the quality of such communication among physicians...
- Facilitated ethics conversations: a novel program for managing moral distress in bedside nursing staffPaul R Helft
Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for MedicalEthics, Methodist Hospital, Room E120, Marguerite Lilly Noyes Pavilion, 1800 N Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
JONAS Healthc Law Ethics Regul 11:27-33. 2009..We review our initial experiences in conducting more than 100 such facilitated conversations in a large hospital system...
- Communication pitfalls with cancer patients: "hit-and-run" deliveries of bad newsPaul R Helft
Department of Medicine, Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
J Am Coll Surg 205:807-11. 2007
- American oncologists' views of internet use by cancer patients: a mail survey of American Society of Clinical Oncology membersPaul R Helft
Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA
J Clin Oncol 21:942-7. 2003..Americans are turning more and more frequently to the Internet to obtain health information. The specific effects on patients, doctors, and the clinical encounter are not well known...
- An intimate collaboration: prognostic communication with advanced cancer patientsPaul R Helft
Division of Hematology Oncology, Indiana University School of Medicine, USA
J Clin Ethics 17:110-21. 2006
- Breast cancer in the information age: a review of recent developmentsPaul R Helft
Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology Oncology, Regenstrief Institute for Health Care, and Indiana University Center for Bioethics, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
Breast Dis 21:41-6. 2004..Finally, the author offers his views on how best to manage patients' growing interest in Internet information...
- Use of the internet to obtain cancer information among cancer patients at an urban county hospitalPaul R Helft
Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology Oncology, The Indiana University Cancer Center, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
J Clin Oncol 23:4954-62. 2005..To evaluate rates, predictors, and barriers to use of the Internet to obtain cancer information among a cohort of cancer patients at an urban county hospital...
- Necessary collusion: prognostic communication with advanced cancer patientsPaul R Helft
Division of Hematology Oncology, 535 Barnhill Dr, RT 473, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
J Clin Oncol 23:3146-50. 2005
- Inside information: Financial conflicts of interest for research subjects in early phase clinical trialsPaul R Helft
Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, the Regenstrief Institute for Health Care Research, and the Indiana University Center for Bioethics, Indianapolis, IN, USA
J Natl Cancer Inst 96:656-61. 2004....
- Communicating with clinicians: the experiences of surrogate decision-makers for hospitalized older adultsAlexia M Torke
Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute, Inc, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 60:1401-7. 2012..To describe communication experiences of surrogates who had recently made a major medical decision for a hospitalized older adult...
- A conceptual model of the role of communication in surrogate decision making for hospitalized adultsAlexia M Torke
Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
Patient Educ Couns 87:54-61. 2012..To build a conceptual model of the role of communication in decision making, based on literature from medicine, communication studies and medical ethics...
- The patient-doctor relationship and online social networks: results of a national surveyGabriel T Bosslet
Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
J Gen Intern Med 26:1168-74. 2011..The use of online social networks (OSNs) among physicians and physicians-in-training, the extent of patient-doctor interactions within OSNs, and attitudes among these groups toward use of OSNs is not well described...
- Timing of do-not-resuscitate orders for hospitalized older adults who require a surrogate decision-makerAlexia M Torke
Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 59:1326-31. 2011..To examine the frequency of surrogate decisions for in-hospital do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders and the timing of DNR order entry for surrogate decisions...
- A retrospective analysis of locally advanced esophageal cancer patients treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy followed by surgery or surgery aloneKenneth A Kesler
Department of Surgery, Thoracic Division, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, USA
Ann Thorac Surg 79:1116-21. 2005..We conducted an institutional review of patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer who had complete pretreatment and surgical staging to identify variables predictive of outcome...
- Long-term survival after excision of a solitary esophageal cancer brain metastasisKenneth A Kesler
Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Thoracic Division, Indianapolis, Ind 46202, USA
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 131:497-8. 2006
- An evaluation of unit-based ethics conversationsLucia D Wocial
Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics and Clarian Health, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
JONAS Healthc Law Ethics Regul 12:48-54; quiz 55-6. 2010..This article reviews results from a formal evaluation of UBECs at one organization. The results of this evaluation suggest the UBEC program provides a transformational ethics experience for nurses...
- Making decisions for hospitalized older adults: ethical factors considered by family surrogatesJenna Fritsch
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana USA
J Clin Ethics 24:125-34. 2013..Ethical standards for surrogate decision making are well delineated, but little is known about what factors surrogates actually consider when making decisions...
- Ethical challenges in oncology, explored through a series of vignettesLaura Tenner
Indiana University School of Medicine, Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, USA
Oncology (Williston Park) 27:87-90. 2013..The second scenario addresses difficulties associated with communicating prognosis to cancer patients, and the third challenge focuses on cancer treatment strategies for patients nearing the end of life...
- Oncology nurses' narratives about ethical dilemmas and prognosis-related communication in advanced cancer patientsSusan M McLennon
Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
Cancer Nurs 36:114-21. 2013..Nurses experience uncertainty and barriers to providing quality end-of-life care; thus, more information is needed about recognizing and managing these dilemmas and to clarify their role in these situations...
- Contemporary ethical issues in human milk-banking in the United StatesDonna J Miracle
Rush University College of Nursing, Chicago, IL, USA
Pediatrics 128:1186-91. 2011....
- Medical decision-making during the guardianship process for incapacitated, hospitalized adults: a descriptive cohort studyRobin J Bandy
Wishard Health Services, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
J Gen Intern Med 25:1003-8. 2010..It is sometimes necessary for courts to appoint guardians for adult, incapacitated patients. There are few data describing how medical decisions are made for such patients before and during the guardianship process...
- Medical ethics education: where are we? Where should we be going? A reviewRachael E Eckles
Division of Hematology Oncology, Indiana University School of Medicine, 535 Barnhill Drive, Room 473, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
Acad Med 80:1143-52. 2005..Following this review, the authors summarize the deficits in the current literature and provide recommendations for future inquiries on medical ethics education...
- Nurse ethicist: innovative resource for nursesLucia D Wocial
Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, IN, USA
J Prof Nurs 26:287-92. 2010..This article describes the central role of a nurse ethicist in promoting ethical nursing practice...
- Metastatic esophageal carcinoma masquerading as inflammatory breast carcinomaChristy L Nebesio
Department of Dermatology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, USA
Int J Dermatol 46:303-5. 2007..The tumor nuclei were positive for CDX-2 but negative for both steroid receptors (Fig. 3), confirming the diagnosis of metastatic esophageal adenocarcinoma...
- The influence of psychosocial evaluation on candidacy for liver transplantationNancy E Flamme
Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Prog Transplant 18:89-96. 2008..Although medical factors clearly dominate the evaluation of appropriateness for liver transplant, psychosocial factors are an important dimension in the evaluation process...
- Are we taking without giving in return? The ethics of research-related biopsies and the benefits of clinical trial participationPaul R Helft
J Clin Oncol 24:4793-5. 2006
- A phase I study of cantuzumab mertansine administered as a single intravenous infusion once weekly in patients with advanced solid tumorsPaul R Helft
University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Clin Cancer Res 10:4363-8. 2004..v. infusion without interruption...