William Breitbart

Summary

Affiliation: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Psychologic issues in palliative care
    Christopher A Gibson
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Anesthesiol Clin 24:61-80, viii. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Balancing life and death: hope and despair
    William Breitbart
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Palliat Support Care 3:57-8. 2005
  3. pmc Evidence-based treatment of delirium in patients with cancer
    William Breitbart
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY, USA
    J Clin Oncol 30:1206-14. 2012
  4. pmc Pilot randomized controlled trial of individual meaning-centered psychotherapy for patients with advanced cancer
    William Breitbart
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 641 Lexington Ave, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10022, USA
    J Clin Oncol 30:1304-9. 2012
  5. pmc Meaning-centered group psychotherapy for patients with advanced cancer: a pilot randomized controlled trial
    William Breitbart
    Department of Psychiatryand Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    Psychooncology 19:21-8. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Living with multiple sclerosis: a spiritual journey of loss
    William Breitbart
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1242 Second Avenue, Box 421, New York 10021, USA
    Palliat Support Care 2:319-20. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Psychotherapeutic interventions at the end of life: a focus on meaning and spirituality
    William Breitbart
    Psychiatry Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Can J Psychiatry 49:366-72. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Waiting
    William Breitbart
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 641 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022, USA
    Palliat Support Care 4:313-4. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Agitation and delirium at the end of life: "We couldn't manage him"
    William Breitbart
    Psychiatry Service, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York 10022, USA
    JAMA 300:2898-910, E1. 2008
  10. pmc Impact of treatment for depression on desire for hastened death in patients with advanced AIDS
    William Breitbart
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Psychosomatics 51:98-105. 2010

Research Grants

  1. Meaning-Centered Group Psychotherapy in Advanced Cancer
    William Breitbart; Fiscal Year: 2010
  2. Meaning-Centered Group Psychotherapy in Advanced Cancer
    William Breitbart; Fiscal Year: 2009
  3. Meaning-Centered Group Psychotherapy in Advanced Cancer
    William Breitbart; Fiscal Year: 2007
  4. Depression, Cytokines, and Pancreatic Cancer
    William Breitbart; Fiscal Year: 2006
  5. DEPRESSION/DESIRE FOR DEATH IN TERMINAL CANCER PATIENTS
    William Breitbart; Fiscal Year: 2003
  6. DEPRESSION/DESIRE FOR DEATH IN TERMINAL CANCER PATIENTS
    William Breitbart; Fiscal Year: 2002
  7. Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy in Advanced Cancer
    William Breitbart; Fiscal Year: 2002
  8. DEPRESSION/DESIRE FOR DEATH IN TERMINAL CANCER PATIENTS
    William Breitbart; Fiscal Year: 2001
  9. DESIRE FOR DEATH AMONG TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS WITH AIDS
    William Breitbart; Fiscal Year: 2001
  10. DEPRESSION/DESIRE FOR DEATH IN TERMINAL CANCER PATIENTS
    William Breitbart; Fiscal Year: 2000

Detail Information

Publications70

  1. ncbi request reprint Psychologic issues in palliative care
    Christopher A Gibson
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Anesthesiol Clin 24:61-80, viii. 2006
    ..This article provides medical practitioners with an overview of the issues and symptoms common in terminal illness, to help them work most effectively with their mental health colleagues...
  2. ncbi request reprint Balancing life and death: hope and despair
    William Breitbart
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Palliat Support Care 3:57-8. 2005
  3. pmc Evidence-based treatment of delirium in patients with cancer
    William Breitbart
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY, USA
    J Clin Oncol 30:1206-14. 2012
    ..This article presents evidence-based recommendations based on the results of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic studies of the treatment and prevention of delirium...
  4. pmc Pilot randomized controlled trial of individual meaning-centered psychotherapy for patients with advanced cancer
    William Breitbart
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 641 Lexington Ave, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10022, USA
    J Clin Oncol 30:1304-9. 2012
    ..We developed Individual Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy (IMCP) to address the need for brief interventions targeting spiritual well-being and meaning for patients with advanced cancer...
  5. pmc Meaning-centered group psychotherapy for patients with advanced cancer: a pilot randomized controlled trial
    William Breitbart
    Department of Psychiatryand Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    Psychooncology 19:21-8. 2010
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Living with multiple sclerosis: a spiritual journey of loss
    William Breitbart
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1242 Second Avenue, Box 421, New York 10021, USA
    Palliat Support Care 2:319-20. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Psychotherapeutic interventions at the end of life: a focus on meaning and spirituality
    William Breitbart
    Psychiatry Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Can J Psychiatry 49:366-72. 2004
    ..We further explore spiritual and existential themes through this meaning-oriented approach that encourages dying patients to find meaning and purpose in living until their death...
  8. ncbi request reprint Waiting
    William Breitbart
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 641 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022, USA
    Palliat Support Care 4:313-4. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Agitation and delirium at the end of life: "We couldn't manage him"
    William Breitbart
    Psychiatry Service, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York 10022, USA
    JAMA 300:2898-910, E1. 2008
    ....
  10. pmc Impact of treatment for depression on desire for hastened death in patients with advanced AIDS
    William Breitbart
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Psychosomatics 51:98-105. 2010
    ..Despite the development of multi-drug regimens for HIV, palliative care and quality-of-life issues in patients with advanced AIDS remain important areas of clinical investigation...
  11. ncbi request reprint Psychostimulants for cancer-related fatigue
    William Breitbart
    Psychiatry Service, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Pain and Palliative Care Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10065, USA
    J Natl Compr Canc Netw 8:933-42. 2010
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Psychotropic adjuvant analgesics for pain in cancer and AIDS
    W Breitbart
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    Psychooncology 7:333-45. 1998
    ..The appropriate and timely use of psychotropic adjuvant analgesic drugs represents an opportunity for active psychiatric contribution to the multidisciplinary management of cancer and AIDS pain...
  13. ncbi request reprint A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of psychostimulants for the treatment of fatigue in ambulatory patients with human immunodeficiency virus disease
    W Breitbart
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave, Box 421, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Arch Intern Med 161:411-20. 2001
    ..Preliminary studies on the treatment of fatigue from the cancer and multiple sclerosis literature suggest that psychostimulants may be effective in reducing fatigue...
  14. ncbi request reprint Depression, hopelessness, and desire for hastened death in terminally ill patients with cancer
    W Breitbart
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    JAMA 284:2907-11. 2000
    ..Understanding why some terminally ill patients desire a hastened death has become an important issue in palliative care and the debate regarding legalization of assisted suicide...
  15. ncbi request reprint Update on psychotropic medications for cancer-related fatigue
    William Breitbart
    Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York, USA
    J Natl Compr Canc Netw 5:1081-91. 2007
    ..However, studies are currently limited. Randomized, placebo-controlled trials with specific agents are needed to further assess the efficacy and tolerability of psychotropic medications in the treatment of cancer-related fatigue...
  16. ncbi request reprint An open trial of olanzapine for the treatment of delirium in hospitalized cancer patients
    William Breitbart
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Psychosomatics 43:175-82. 2002
    ..5). Olanzapine appears to be a clinically efficacious and safe drug for the treatment of the symptoms of delirium in the hospitalized medically ill...
  17. ncbi request reprint The delirium experience: delirium recall and delirium-related distress in hospitalized patients with cancer, their spouses/caregivers, and their nurses
    William Breitbart
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Psychosomatics 43:183-94. 2002
    ..Delirium is also a highly distressing experience for spouses/caregivers and nurses who are caring for delirious patients. Prompt recognition and treatment of delirium is critically important to reduce suffering and distress...
  18. ncbi request reprint Reframing hope: meaning-centered care for patients near the end of life. Interview by Karen S. Heller
    William Breitbart
    Department of Psychiatry, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    J Palliat Med 6:979-88. 2003
  19. ncbi request reprint Current perspectives on pain in AIDS
    William Breitbart
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA
    Oncology (Williston Park) 16:818-29, 834-5. 2002
    ..Finally, principles of pain management, with particular emphasis on controlling pain in HIV-infected patients with a history of substance abuse, are outlined...
  20. ncbi request reprint Current perspectives on pain in AIDS
    William Breitbart
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Pain and Palliative Care Service, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York, USA
    Oncology (Williston Park) 16:964-8, 972; discussion 972, 977, 980, 982. 2002
    ..Finally, principles of pain management, with particular emphasis on controlling pain in HIV-infected patients with a history of substance abuse, are outlined...
  21. ncbi request reprint Spirituality and meaning in supportive care: spirituality- and meaning-centered group psychotherapy interventions in advanced cancer
    William Breitbart
    Psychiatry Service, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, Box 421, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Support Care Cancer 10:272-80. 2002
    ..Finally, a review of existing psychotherapeutic interventions for spiritual suffering are reviewed and a novel meaning-centered group psychotherapy for advanced cancer patients is described...
  22. pmc Anxiety in terminally ill cancer patients
    Elissa Kolva
    Department of Psychology, Fordham University, Bronx, NY, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 42:691-701. 2011
    ..Anxiety in terminal cancer is linked to diminished quality of life, yet overall it is poorly understood with regard to prevalence and relationship to other aspects of psychological distress...
  23. pmc Methylphenidate for fatigue in ambulatory men with prostate cancer
    Andrew J Roth
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10022, USA
    Cancer 116:5102-10. 2010
    ..Fatigue is a highly prevalent and clinically significant symptom of advanced prostate cancer. To date, however, there are no published controlled trials of interventions for fatigue in men with prostate cancer...
  24. pmc The role of spirituality in the relationship between religiosity and depression in prostate cancer patients
    Christian Nelson
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    Ann Behav Med 38:105-14. 2009
    ..This study aims to develop a theoretical framework of the relationship among religiosity, spirituality, and depression, potentially explaining the often mixed and inconsistent associations between religiosity and depression...
  25. pmc Factors associated with attrition from a randomized controlled trial of meaning-centered group psychotherapy for patients with advanced cancer
    Allison J Applebaum
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    Psychooncology 21:1195-204. 2012
    ....
  26. pmc Underutilization of mental health services among bereaved caregivers with prolonged grief disorder
    Wendy G Lichtenthal
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, NY, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 62:1225-9. 2011
    ..This study examined grief and mental health service use among 86 bereaved caregivers of advanced cancer patients...
  27. pmc Burden and benefit of psychosocial research at the end of life
    Hayley Pessin
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    J Palliat Med 11:627-32. 2008
    ..This is particularly true when death and dying are the focus of research. Therefore, it is important to understand the specific ways psychosocial research could potentially harm or be helpful to participants...
  28. pmc The chronology of distress, anxiety, and depression in older prostate cancer patients
    Christian J Nelson
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Seventh Floor, New York, New York 10022, USA
    Oncologist 14:891-9. 2009
    ..Current research suggests that older cancer patients report less distress than younger cancer patients. However, this research has generally not teased apart the differences among general distress, anxiety, and depression...
  29. ncbi request reprint Affective disorders in advanced cancer
    Mordecai Potash
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1242 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Hematol Oncol Clin North Am 16:671-700. 2002
    ..Risk factors for the development of depression have been identified. Pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments for depression are often effective even in patients with advanced cancer...
  30. doi request reprint An open trial of aripiprazole for the treatment of delirium in hospitalized cancer patients
    Soenke Boettger
    Department of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry and Medical Psychiatry, Bellevue Hospital Center, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, New York, USA
    Palliat Support Care 9:351-7. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy and safety of aripiprazole in the treatment of delirium in hospitalized cancer patients, and to examine differential responses based on delirium subtypes...
  31. doi request reprint Pharmacologic treatment options for cancer-related fatigue: current state of clinical research
    William Breitbart
    Department of Neurology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    Clin J Oncol Nurs 12:27-36. 2008
    ..Randomized, placebo-controlled trials with specific agents are needed to further assess the efficacy and tolerability of psychotropic medications in CRF treatment...
  32. doi request reprint Treatment characteristics of delirium superimposed on dementia
    Soenke Boettger
    Department of Consultation Liaison and Medical Psychiatry, Bellevue Hospital Center, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 23:1671-6. 2011
    ..In order to investigate the treatment characteristics of patients with delirium superimposed on dementia in contrast to delirium in the absence of dementia we performed a secondary analysis of our delirium database...
  33. ncbi request reprint Spirituality, religion, and depression in the terminally ill
    Christian J Nelson
    Department of Psychology, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York, USA
    Psychosomatics 43:213-20. 2002
    ..This study examined the impact of spirituality and religiosity on depressive symptom severity in a sample of terminally ill patients with cancer and AIDS...
  34. doi request reprint Aripiprazole and haloperidol in the treatment of delirium
    Soenke Boettger
    Department of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry and Medical Psychiatry, Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, New York 10016, USA
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 45:477-82. 2011
    ..To compare the efficacy and tolerability of aripiprazole and haloperidol in the amelioration of distressing symptoms of delirium and its motoric subtypes...
  35. ncbi request reprint Hopelessness and terminal illness: the construct of hopelessness in patients with advanced AIDS
    Barry Rosenfeld
    Department of Psychology, Fordham University, New York, New York 10485, USA
    Palliat Support Care 2:43-53. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the construct of hopelessness in patients with advanced AIDS by examining the structure of the Beck Hopelessness Scale in this specific population...
  36. ncbi request reprint Assessing anxiety in men with prostate cancer: further data on the reliability and validity of the Memorial Anxiety Scale for Prostate Cancer (MAX-PC)
    Andrew Roth
    Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Psychosomatics 47:340-7. 2006
    ....
  37. pmc Do rates of mental disorders and existential distress among advanced stage cancer patients increase as death approaches?
    Wendy G Lichtenthal
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10022, USA
    Psychooncology 18:50-61. 2009
    ..To determine whether the prevalence of mental disorders and related factors increase as advanced cancer patients get closer to death...
  38. ncbi request reprint Olanzapine in the management of cancer pain
    Natalia Khojainova
    Pain and Palliative Care Service, Department of Neurology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 23:346-50. 2002
    ..We conclude that olanzapine may be useful in the treatment of patients with uncontrolled cancer pain associated with cognitive impairment or anxiety. Further studies to evaluate possible analgesic effect of olanzapine are needed...
  39. doi request reprint Depression and IL-6 blood plasma concentrations in advanced cancer patients
    Colleen M Jacobson
    Dept of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Columbia University NYSPI, 1051 Riverside Dr, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Psychosomatics 49:64-6. 2008
    ..Future studies focusing on the relationship between immune functioning and depression must be particularly vigilant regarding methodological issues...
  40. ncbi request reprint The role of cognitive impairment in desire for hastened death: a study of patients with advanced AIDS
    Hayley Pessin
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 25:194-9. 2003
    ..Aggressive treatment of cognitive symptoms in the terminally ill is necessary in order to disentangle the various factors that may drive end-of-life treatment decisions...
  41. pmc Depression and barriers to mental health care in older cancer patients
    Mark I Weinberger
    Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College, White Plains, NY 10605, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 26:21-6. 2011
    ..To review the literature on depression in cancer patients with a particular focus on depression assessment and barriers to mental health treatment in older cancer patients...
  42. doi request reprint Care for the cancer caregiver: a systematic review
    Allison J Applebaum
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    Palliat Support Care 11:231-52. 2013
    ..The purpose of the present study was to characterize the state of the science of psychosocial interventions for informal cancer caregivers...
  43. doi request reprint Delirium superimposed on dementia versus delirium in the absence of dementia: phenomenological differences
    Soenke Boettger
    Department of Psychiatry, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA
    Palliat Support Care 7:495-500. 2009
    ..However, level of disturbance in consciousness (arousal and awareness) and impairments in multiple cognitive domains are significantly more severe in patients with delirium superimposed on dementia...
  44. ncbi request reprint Depression and barriers to mental health care in older cancer patients
    Mark I Weinberger
    Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College, White Plains, NY 10605, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 26:21-6. 2011
    ..To review the literature on depression in cancer patients with a particular focus on depression assessment and barriers to mental health treatment in older cancer patients...
  45. pmc Optimism, social support, and mental health outcomes in patients with advanced cancer
    Allison J Applebaum
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    Psychooncology 23:299-306. 2014
    ..The present study examined the role of optimism as a moderator of the relationship between social support and anxiety, depression, hopelessness, and QOL among patients with advanced cancer...
  46. doi request reprint On sinking and swimming: the dialectic of hope, hopelessness, and acceptance in terminal cancer
    Emily Sachs
    Psychology Department, Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 30:121-7. 2013
    ..Positive interpersonal relationships enhanced hope, and uncontrolled physical pain increased vulnerability to hopelessness...
  47. doi request reprint An update on the use of antipsychotics in the treatment of delirium
    Yesne Alici-Evcimen
    Department of Psychiatry, Section on Geriatric Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Palliat Support Care 6:177-82. 2008
    ..2002a, 2002b). In this article, we present an update of the use of antipsychotics in management of delirium based on the available literature and our own clinical experience...
  48. ncbi request reprint Atypical antipsychotics in the management of delirium: a review of the empirical literature
    Soenke Boettger
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, Box 421, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Palliat Support Care 3:227-37. 2005
    ..To review the existing literature of atypical antipsychotics in the treatment of delirium and make recommendations regarding their use in the treatment of delirium...
  49. doi request reprint Depression, cytokines, and pancreatic cancer
    William Breitbart
    Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    Psychooncology 23:339-45. 2014
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the relationships between cytokines, depression, and pancreatic cancer...
  50. pmc Treating pain in patients with AIDS and a history of substance use
    Yael Swica
    Department of Primary Care and Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, NY, USA
    West J Med 176:33-9. 2002
  51. ncbi request reprint The memorial anxiety scale for prostate cancer: validation of a new scale to measure anxiety in men with with prostate cancer
    Andrew J Roth
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Cancer 97:2910-8. 2003
    ..This scale consists of three subscales that measure general prostate cancer anxiety, anxiety related to prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels in particular, and fear of recurrence...
  52. ncbi request reprint A comprehensive review of palliative care in patients with cancer
    Reena Jaiswal
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA
    Int Rev Psychiatry 26:87-101. 2014
    ..Psychotherapies developed for use in palliative care settings, and management of grief and bereavement are also reviewed. ..
  53. doi request reprint Preliminary study of themes of meaning and psychosocial service use among informal cancer caregivers
    Allison J Applebaum
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
    Palliat Support Care 12:139-48. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to collect preliminary descriptive data regarding caregiver burden, meaning, and psychosocial service use to inform the adaptation of a meaning-centered intervention for ICs...
  54. ncbi request reprint Phenomenology of the subtypes of delirium: phenomenological differences between hyperactive and hypoactive delirium
    Soenke Boettger
    Department of Consultation Liaison and Medical Psychiatry Bellevue Hospital Center, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, New York
    Palliat Support Care 9:129-35. 2011
    ..g., hallucinations) and delusions in these two subtypes of delirium...
  55. ncbi request reprint Enhancing meaning in palliative care practice: a meaning-centered intervention to promote job satisfaction
    Lise Fillion
    Faculty of Nursing, Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
    Palliat Support Care 4:333-44. 2006
    ..Frankl's existential therapeutic approach, called logotherapy, serves as the underlying theoretical framework to this intervention...
  56. ncbi request reprint Effect of spiritual well-being on end-of-life despair in terminally-ill cancer patients
    Colleen S McClain
    Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458, USA
    Lancet 361:1603-7. 2003
    ..The importance of spirituality in coping with a terminal illness is becoming increasingly recognised. We aimed to assess the relation between spiritual well-being, depression, and end-of-life despair in terminally-ill cancer patients...
  57. ncbi request reprint Belief in an afterlife, spiritual well-being and end-of-life despair in patients with advanced cancer
    Colleen McClain-Jacobson
    Department of Psychology, Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 26:484-6. 2004
    ..The authors concluded that spirituality has a much more powerful effect on psychological functioning than beliefs held about an afterlife. Treatment implications are discussed...
  58. doi request reprint Thoughts on the goals of psychosocial palliative care
    William Breitbart
    Palliat Support Care 6:211-2. 2008
  59. ncbi request reprint Desire for hastened death, cancer pain and depression: report of a longitudinal observational study
    Sean O'Mahony
    Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 29:446-57. 2005
    ..Strategies to preemptively screen for depression in the routine assessment of patients with cancer pain may be important to address DHD...
  60. ncbi request reprint Upright and whole: an approach to suffering in the face of death
    William Breitbart
    Palliat Support Care 5:347-9. 2007
  61. ncbi request reprint Psycho-oncology and palliative care: opportunity for integration
    William Breitbart
    Palliat Support Care 2:113-4. 2004
  62. ncbi request reprint The delirium subtypes: a review of prevalence, phenomenology, pathophysiology, and treatment response
    Daniele Stagno
    Service de Psychiatrie de Liaison, CHUV CH 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Palliat Support Care 2:171-9. 2004
    ....
  63. ncbi request reprint Desire for hastened death among patients with advanced AIDS
    Barry Rosenfeld
    Department of Psychology, Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458, USA
    Psychosomatics 47:504-12. 2006
    ..Authors discuss the implications of these findings for palliative care practice and the assisted-suicide debate...
  64. ncbi request reprint Hopelessness at the end of life: the utility of the hopelessness scale with terminally ill cancer patients
    Jennifer G Abbey
    Department of Psychology, Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458, USA
    Br J Health Psychol 11:173-83. 2006
    ..Moreover, we sought to identify and remove potentially problematic items in order to ascertain a "purer" index of hopelessness for this population...
  65. ncbi request reprint The goals of palliative care: beyond symptom control
    William Breitbart
    Palliat Support Care 4:1-2. 2006
  66. ncbi request reprint Who needs the concept of spirituality? Human beings seem to!
    William Breitbart
    Palliat Support Care 5:105-6. 2007
  67. ncbi request reprint "Unintended consequences": can legalizing physician-assisted suicide actually result in improved palliative care practices?
    William Breitbart
    Palliat Support Care 1:213-4. 2003
  68. ncbi request reprint Patient-related barriers to fatigue communication: initial validation of the fatigue management barriers questionnaire
    Steven D Passik
    Symptom Management and Palliative Care Program, Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40536, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 24:481-93. 2002
    ..Multiple barriers contribute to why cancer patients do not comment about fatigue but may be overcome if physicians screen and assess for this symptom...
  69. ncbi request reprint Beyond symptom control: research in psychosocial and existential issues in palliative care
    William Breitbart
    Palliat Support Care 2:1-2. 2004
  70. ncbi request reprint Cytokines, cancer and depression: connecting the dots
    Hayley Menzies
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
    J Support Oncol 3:55-7. 2005

Research Grants15

  1. Meaning-Centered Group Psychotherapy in Advanced Cancer
    William Breitbart; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..novel and innovative psychotherapy intervention for patients with advanced cancer, incorporating spiritual (meaning-centered) elements, which holds great promise in the treatment of spiritual suffering at the end-of-life ..
  2. Meaning-Centered Group Psychotherapy in Advanced Cancer
    William Breitbart; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..novel and innovative psychotherapy intervention for patients with advanced cancer, incorporating spiritual (meaning-centered) elements, which holds great promise in the treatment of spiritual suffering at the end-of-life ..
  3. Meaning-Centered Group Psychotherapy in Advanced Cancer
    William Breitbart; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  4. Depression, Cytokines, and Pancreatic Cancer
    William Breitbart; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  5. DEPRESSION/DESIRE FOR DEATH IN TERMINAL CANCER PATIENTS
    William Breitbart; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..This study is expected to provide a direct evaluation of desire for death in terminally ill cancer patients, and to ascertain whether a pharmacological treatment for depression influences desire for death. ..
  6. DEPRESSION/DESIRE FOR DEATH IN TERMINAL CANCER PATIENTS
    William Breitbart; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..This study is expected to provide a direct evaluation of desire for death in terminally ill cancer patients, and to ascertain whether a pharmacological treatment for depression influences desire for death. ..
  7. Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy in Advanced Cancer
    William Breitbart; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Larger, randomized controlled trials of Meaning-Centered Group Psychotherapy will be conducted in the future utilizing the insights learned from this pilot intervention study. ..
  8. DEPRESSION/DESIRE FOR DEATH IN TERMINAL CANCER PATIENTS
    William Breitbart; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..This study is expected to provide a direct evaluation of desire for death in terminally ill cancer patients, and to ascertain whether a pharmacological treatment for depression influences desire for death. ..
  9. DESIRE FOR DEATH AMONG TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS WITH AIDS
    William Breitbart; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  10. DEPRESSION/DESIRE FOR DEATH IN TERMINAL CANCER PATIENTS
    William Breitbart; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..This study is expected to provide a direct evaluation of desire for death in terminally ill cancer patients, and to ascertain whether a pharmacological treatment for depression influences desire for death. ..
  11. DESIRE FOR DEATH AMONG TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS WITH AIDS
    William Breitbart; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ....
  12. DESIRE FOR DEATH AMONG TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS WITH AIDS
    William Breitbart; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ....
  13. Individual Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy in Advanced Cancer Patients
    William Breitbart; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....