Dee W Ford
Affiliation: Medical University of South Carolina
- A mixed methods descriptive investigation of readiness to change in rural hospitals participating in a tele-critical care interventionJane Zapka
Department of Public Health Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina MUSC, 135 Cannon Street, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
BMC Health Serv Res 13:33. 2013....
- Palliative and end-of-life care in lung cancer: Diagnosis and management of lung cancer, 3rd ed: American College of Chest Physicians evidence-based clinical practice guidelinesDee Walker Ford
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care Allergy, and Sleep Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 96 Jonathan Lucas Dr, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
Chest 143:e498S-512S. 2013..The purpose of this article is to address the role of palliative and end-of-life care in the management of patients with lung cancer and to address the need for good communication skills to provide support to patients and families...
- Discussing religion and spirituality is an advanced communication skill: an exploratory structural equation model of physician trainee self-ratingsDee W Ford
Medical University of South Carolina, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
J Palliat Med 15:63-70. 2012..The goal of this study was to develop an improved understanding of physicians' perspectives on their communication competence about religious and spiritual issues...
- Impact of lung transplantation on site of death in cystic fibrosisDee Ford
Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
J Cyst Fibros 6:391-5. 2007..Cystic fibrosis (CF) remains a lethal condition where a palliative approach is often taken at the end of life. We wanted to evaluate how lung transplantation impacts end of life care in adult CF patients...
- Barriers to hospice enrollment among lung cancer patients: a survey of family members and physiciansDee W Ford
Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Sleep Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina29425, USA
Palliat Support Care 6:357-62. 2008..Despite the advantages of hospice care for lung cancer patients, many are enrolled late in the course of their illness or not at all. We sought to identify reasons for this pattern...
- Investigating critically ill patients' and families' perceptions of likelihood of survivalDee Ford
Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
J Palliat Med 12:45-52. 2009..Secondary aims explored whether select demographic, clinical, or personal measures were associated with different perceptions of chance for survival...
- Factors associated with illness perception among critically ill patients and surrogatesDee Ford
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 96 Jonathan Lucas Dr, 812 CSB, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
Chest 138:59-67. 2010..We investigated illness perceptions among critically ill patients or their surrogates in a university medical ICU using a prospective survey. We hypothesized that these would vary by demographic, personal, and clinical measures...
- Effect of communication skills training for residents and nurse practitioners on quality of communication with patients with serious illness: a randomized trialJ Randall Curtis
Harborview Medical Center, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle2Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle
JAMA 310:2271-81. 2013..Communication about end-of-life care is a core clinical skill. Simulation-based training improves skill acquisition, but effects on patient-reported outcomes are unknown...
- The prospective association of perceived criticism with dyspnea in chronic lung diseaseKristen E Holm
National Jewish Health, Department of Medicine, Denver, CO, USA
J Psychosom Res 74:450-3. 2013..The objective of this study was to examine the association of perceived criticism with dyspnea in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
- The impact of age on outcomes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease differs by relationship statusKristen E Holm
Department of Medicine, National Jewish Health, 1400 Jackson Street, Denver, CO, 80206, USA
J Behav Med 37:654-63. 2014..Results suggest that individuals who develop a chronic illness at a young age, particularly those who are single, may be more likely to have worse psychological and clinical outcomes. ..
- Association between Physician Trainee Self-Assessments in Discussing Religion and Spirituality and Their Patients' ReportsDee W Ford
1 Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
J Palliat Med 17:453-62. 2014..Thus, it is unclear whether physician self-assessments are associated with patient perspectives...
- Internal medicine trainee self-assessments of end-of-life communication skills do not predict assessments of patients, families, or clinician-evaluatorsRobert P Dickson
Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
J Palliat Med 15:418-26. 2012..To investigate the strength of association between trainees' self-assessments of the quality of their end-of-life communication skills and the assessments of their patients, patients' families, and clinician-evaluators...
- Exploring dimensions of coping in advanced colorectal cancer: implications for patient-centered careKatherine R Sterba
a Department of Public Health Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, and Hollings Cancer Center, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
J Psychosoc Oncol 31:517-39. 2013..Participants also relied heavily on social and spiritual factors for guidance. Results highlight the complex nature of coping with advanced cancer and the resources needed to facilitate high-quality care...
- Differences in adjustment between individuals with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD)-associated COPD and non-AATD COPDKristen E Holm
Department of Medicine, National Jewish Health, Denver, CO 80206, USA
COPD 10:226-34. 2013..Resources available to persons with AATD-associated COPD, such as being in a serious relationship and having higher education, may offset the effect of age when considering symptoms of depression and anxiety in patients with COPD...