J A Billings

Summary

Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Monolithic moral frameworks: how are the ethics of palliative sedation discussed in the clinical literature?
    J Andrew Billings
    Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    J Palliat Med 15:709-13. 2012
  2. pmc The need for safeguards in advance care planning
    J Andrew Billings
    Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care, 11 Hilliard Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:595-600. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Humane terminal extubation reconsidered: the role for preemptive analgesia and sedation
    J Andrew Billings
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Crit Care Med 40:625-30. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint A one-day, hospital-wide survey of dying inpatients
    J Andrew Billings
    Harvard Medical School Centre for Palliative Care and Massachusetts General Hospital, Palliative Care Service, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Palliat Med 5:363-74. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint A palliative care career
    J Andrew Billings
    Palliative Care Service, Founders 600, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston MA 02114 2698, USA
    J Palliat Med 10:1258-61. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Vicissitudes of the clinician-patient relationship in end-of-life care: recognizing the role for teams
    J Andrew Billings
    Palliative Care Service, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, FND 600, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Palliat Med 5:295-9. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint The role of palliative care in the home in medical education: report from a national consensus Conference
    J A Billings
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Palliat Med 4:361-71. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Survey of palliative care programs in United States teaching hospitals
    J A Billings
    Palliative Care Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Palliat Med 4:309-14. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial training in a palliative care fellowship
    J Andrew Billings
    Palliative Care Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Palliat Med 6:355-63. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Palliative care in undergraduate medical education. Status report and future directions
    J A Billings
    Palliative Care Service, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston 02114 2698, USA
    JAMA 278:733-8. 1997

Research Grants

  1. PALLIATIVE CARE FELLOWSHIP
    J Billings; Fiscal Year: 2004

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. doi request reprint Monolithic moral frameworks: how are the ethics of palliative sedation discussed in the clinical literature?
    J Andrew Billings
    Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    J Palliat Med 15:709-13. 2012
    ..We then offer brief examples of how clinicians might use other moral frameworks to assess the ethics of preemptive sedation for terminal extubation. We argue for greater moral pluralism in approaching end-of-life decisions...
  2. pmc The need for safeguards in advance care planning
    J Andrew Billings
    Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care, 11 Hilliard Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:595-600. 2012
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Humane terminal extubation reconsidered: the role for preemptive analgesia and sedation
    J Andrew Billings
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Crit Care Med 40:625-30. 2012
    ..Therefore, when death is inevitable and imminent after extubation, suffering should be anticipated, concerns about respiratory depression dismissed, and vigorous preemptive deep sedation or anesthesia provided...
  4. ncbi request reprint A one-day, hospital-wide survey of dying inpatients
    J Andrew Billings
    Harvard Medical School Centre for Palliative Care and Massachusetts General Hospital, Palliative Care Service, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Palliat Med 5:363-74. 2002
    ..We discuss possible policy implication of this study, primarily that general hospitals should consider developing specialized palliative care services for this substantial group of inpatients...
  5. ncbi request reprint A palliative care career
    J Andrew Billings
    Palliative Care Service, Founders 600, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston MA 02114 2698, USA
    J Palliat Med 10:1258-61. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Vicissitudes of the clinician-patient relationship in end-of-life care: recognizing the role for teams
    J Andrew Billings
    Palliative Care Service, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, FND 600, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Palliat Med 5:295-9. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint The role of palliative care in the home in medical education: report from a national consensus Conference
    J A Billings
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Palliat Med 4:361-71. 2001
    ..Academic medical centers and hospice/home health agencies should collaborate to develop effective training programs...
  8. ncbi request reprint Survey of palliative care programs in United States teaching hospitals
    J A Billings
    Palliative Care Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Palliat Med 4:309-14. 2001
    ..More detailed information is needed about the type and quality of care they provide...
  9. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial training in a palliative care fellowship
    J Andrew Billings
    Palliative Care Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Palliat Med 6:355-63. 2003
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Palliative care in undergraduate medical education. Status report and future directions
    J A Billings
    Palliative Care Service, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston 02114 2698, USA
    JAMA 278:733-8. 1997
    ..To describe the status of palliative care education in the undergraduate medical curriculum and to offer recommendations for improvement...
  11. ncbi request reprint Nurturing humanism through teaching palliative care
    S Block
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Acad Med 73:763-5. 1998
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint To hydrate or not to hydrate: is that the real question?
    Pedro E Huertas
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Palliative Care Service, USA
    J Support Oncol 2:483-5. 2004
  13. ncbi request reprint Phase II study: integrated palliative care in newly diagnosed advanced non-small-cell lung cancer patients
    Jennifer S Temel
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:2377-82. 2007
    ..To assess the feasibility of early palliative care in the ambulatory setting in patients with newly diagnosed advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...
  14. pmc Symptom distress and quality of life in patients with advanced congestive heart failure
    Craig D Blinderman
    Palliative Care Service, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 35:594-603. 2008
    ..A focus on ameliorating prevalent physical symptoms and psychological distress, along with supportive measures that promote functional mobility, may lead to an improvement in the overall quality of life in this patient population...
  15. doi request reprint Aggressiveness of care in a prospective cohort of patients with advanced NSCLC
    Jennifer S Temel
    Department of Hematology Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Cancer 113:826-33. 2008
    ..Optimal end of life care of patients with terminal cancer is poorly understood. In this study, the aggressiveness of care is described in a cohort of patients with newly diagnosed advanced nonsmall-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Spirituality training for palliative care fellows
    Lisa Marr
    Department of Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9200 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
    J Palliat Med 10:169-77. 2007
    ..We surveyed palliative medicine fellowship directors in the United States to learn how they teach spirituality, who does the teaching, and what they teach...
  17. ncbi request reprint Learning from the dying
    Susan D Block
    Division of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 353:1313-5. 2005
  18. ncbi request reprint Teaching and learning end-of-life care: evaluation of a faculty development program in palliative care
    Amy M Sullivan
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Acad Med 80:657-68. 2005
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of the Program in Palliative Care Education and Practice (PCEP), an intensive faculty development program at Harvard Medical School...
  19. ncbi request reprint Survey of palliative medicine fellowship programs, 2003-2005
    J Andrew Billings
    J Palliat Med 7:711-2. 2004
  20. ncbi request reprint Care of the dying doctor: on the other end of the stethoscope
    Erik Fromme
    Massachusetts General Hospital Palliative Care Service and the Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care and Oregon Health and Science University, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    JAMA 290:2048-55. 2003
    ..We suggest strategies for negotiating the patient-physician relationship when the patient is also a physician...
  21. ncbi request reprint Initial voluntary program standards for fellowship training in palliative medicine
    J Andrew Billings
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Palliat Med 5:23-33. 2002
    ..An accreditation group modeled after an ACGME residency review committee will be formed to review and adopt the standards, then accredit programs voluntarily...
  22. doi request reprint Dignity
    J Andrew Billings
    J Palliat Med 11:138-9. 2008
  23. ncbi request reprint Changing perspectives on palliative care
    Youn Seon Choi
    College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul
    Oncology (Williston Park) 16:515-22; discussion 522-7. 2002
    ....
  24. doi request reprint Physician-nurse staffing on palliative care consultation services
    J Andrew Billings
    J Palliat Med 11:819-20. 2008
  25. ncbi request reprint A primer on training slots for graduate medical education
    J Andrew Billings
    J Palliat Med 10:12-6. 2007
  26. ncbi request reprint Proposed quality measures for palliative care in the critically ill: a consensus from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Critical Care Workgroup
    Richard A Mularski
    Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, Oregon, USA
    Crit Care Med 34:S404-11. 2006
    ..The proposed measures are intended to stimulate further discussion, testing, and refinement for quality of care measurement and enhancement...
  27. ncbi request reprint Merging cultures: palliative care specialists in the medical intensive care unit
    J Andrew Billings
    Palliative Care Service, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Crit Care Med 34:S388-93. 2006
    ..Additional problems were noted but not well addressed, particularly routine communication with families and continuity of care for complex patients leaving the ICU...
  28. ncbi request reprint Palliative care. Clinical practice guidelines in oncology
    Michael H Levy
    Fox Chase Cancer Center
    J Natl Compr Canc Netw 4:776-818. 2006
  29. pmc Creating enduring change: demonstrating the long-term impact of a faculty development program in palliative care
    Amy M Sullivan
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 01984, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:907-14. 2006
    ..Improved educational and evaluation methods are needed in continuing professional development programs...
  30. ncbi request reprint The Lake Bluff Forum for academic palliative medicine
    J Andrew Billings
    J Pain Symptom Manage 31:481. 2006
  31. ncbi request reprint Opioid antagonists: a review of their role in palliative care, focusing on use in opioid-related constipation
    Youn Seon Choi
    College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea
    J Pain Symptom Manage 24:71-90. 2002
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Training of palliative medicine fellows: a report from the field
    Sharon Carmody
    Hennepin County Medical Center, Emergency Medicine Department, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:1005-15. 2005
    ..There is currently little data regarding the extent to which clinical, research, educational or administrative skills and competencies have been incorporated into fellowship training...
  33. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and structure of palliative care services in California hospitals
    Steven Z Pantilat
    Program in Medical Ethics, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, 521 Parnassus Avenue, Suite C 126, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:1084-8. 2003
    ..We sought to determine the prevalence of palliative care services in California hospitals...

Research Grants1

  1. PALLIATIVE CARE FELLOWSHIP
    J Billings; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....