DAVID WILLIAM KISSANE

Summary

Affiliation: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Supportive-expressive group therapy for women with metastatic breast cancer: survival and psychosocial outcome from a randomized controlled trial
    David W Kissane
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Psychooncology 16:277-86. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Preliminary evaluation of the reliability and validity of the Shame and Stigma Scale in head and neck cancer
    David W Kissane
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Head Neck 35:172-83. 2013
  3. pmc Communication skills training for oncology professionals
    David W Kissane
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10022, USA
    J Clin Oncol 30:1242-7. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Beyond the psychotherapy and survival debate: the challenge of social disparity, depression and treatment adherence in psychosocial cancer care
    David Kissane
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, MSKCC, New York, NY, USA
    Psychooncology 18:1-5. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Family care before and after bereavement
    David Kissane
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Omega (Westport) 56:21-32. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Family focused grief therapy: a randomized, controlled trial in palliative care and bereavement
    David W Kissane
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 163:1208-18. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Effect of cognitive-existential group therapy on survival in early-stage breast cancer
    David W Kissane
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1242 Second Ave, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Clin Oncol 22:4255-60. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Supportive-expressive group therapy: the transformation of existential ambivalence into creative living while enhancing adherence to anti-cancer therapies
    David W Kissane
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Psychooncology 13:755-68. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric disorder in women with early stage and advanced breast cancer: a comparative analysis
    David W Kissane
    Department ofpsychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 38:320-6. 2004
  10. doi request reprint Conducting family meetings in palliative care: themes, techniques, and preliminary evaluation of a communication skills module
    Jennifer A Gueguen
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10022, USA
    Palliat Support Care 7:171-9. 2009

Detail Information

Publications36

  1. ncbi request reprint Supportive-expressive group therapy for women with metastatic breast cancer: survival and psychosocial outcome from a randomized controlled trial
    David W Kissane
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Psychooncology 16:277-86. 2007
    ..Mixed reports exist about the impact of supportive-expressive group therapy (SEGT) on survival...
  2. doi request reprint Preliminary evaluation of the reliability and validity of the Shame and Stigma Scale in head and neck cancer
    David W Kissane
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Head Neck 35:172-83. 2013
    ..Exploratory factor analysis and item response theory (IRT) models assessed its psychometric properties...
  3. pmc Communication skills training for oncology professionals
    David W Kissane
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10022, USA
    J Clin Oncol 30:1242-7. 2012
    ..To provide a state-of-the-art review of communication skills training (CST) that will guide the establishment of a universal curriculum for fellows of all cancer specialties undertaking training as oncology professionals today...
  4. doi request reprint Beyond the psychotherapy and survival debate: the challenge of social disparity, depression and treatment adherence in psychosocial cancer care
    David Kissane
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, MSKCC, New York, NY, USA
    Psychooncology 18:1-5. 2009
    ..Group therapy both prevents and treats depression. Future research could address these bio-behavioral mechanisms...
  5. ncbi request reprint Family care before and after bereavement
    David Kissane
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Omega (Westport) 56:21-32. 2007
    ..A preventive model of family-centered care applied to those at greatest risk is meritorious and in keeping with the aspirations of Cicely Saunders for improving the quality of hospice care...
  6. ncbi request reprint Family focused grief therapy: a randomized, controlled trial in palliative care and bereavement
    David W Kissane
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 163:1208-18. 2006
    ..It commences during palliative care of terminally ill patients and continues into bereavement. The authors report a randomized, controlled trial...
  7. ncbi request reprint Effect of cognitive-existential group therapy on survival in early-stage breast cancer
    David W Kissane
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1242 Second Ave, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Clin Oncol 22:4255-60. 2004
    ..Given the debate about group therapy's association with increased survival in women with metastatic breast cancer, we were curious to check its effect at a much earlier stage in the cancer journey...
  8. ncbi request reprint Supportive-expressive group therapy: the transformation of existential ambivalence into creative living while enhancing adherence to anti-cancer therapies
    David W Kissane
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Psychooncology 13:755-68. 2004
    ..This promotes compliance with anti-cancer treatments, including both the initiation of and perseverance with chemotherapy. This mechanism could prove to be a potentially important pathway in promoting longer survival...
  9. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric disorder in women with early stage and advanced breast cancer: a comparative analysis
    David W Kissane
    Department ofpsychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 38:320-6. 2004
    ..To assess psychosocial morbidity in women with breast cancer and to compare the differential rates between women with early stage and advanced disease...
  10. doi request reprint Conducting family meetings in palliative care: themes, techniques, and preliminary evaluation of a communication skills module
    Jennifer A Gueguen
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10022, USA
    Palliat Support Care 7:171-9. 2009
    ..To develop a communication skills training module for health care professionals about how to conduct a family meeting in palliative care and to evaluate the module in terms of participant self-efficacy and satisfaction...
  11. ncbi request reprint The Demoralization Scale: a report of its development and preliminary validation
    David W Kissane
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA
    J Palliat Care 20:269-76. 2004
    ..Confirmatory validation is needed for the scale to be used as a measure of change in interventions designed to treat demoralization...
  12. ncbi request reprint Issues in pediatric palliative care: understanding families
    Abraham S Bartell
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA
    J Palliat Care 21:165-72. 2005
    ..Family-focused grief therapy is one model, used with both adolescent and adult families, that has promise for the field. The time has surely arrived for palliative medicine to focus on family-based research...
  13. doi request reprint Assessing facilitator competence in a comprehensive communication skills training programme
    Carma L Bylund
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA
    Med Educ 43:342-9. 2009
    ..However, there is little published evidence about processes of assessing facilitator competence in CST. This paper reports on the development and application of procedures to assess facilitator competence in a large-scale CST programme...
  14. doi request reprint Training faculty to facilitate communication skills training: development and evaluation of a workshop
    Carma L Bylund
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 641 Lexington Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10022, United States
    Patient Educ Couns 70:430-6. 2008
    ..To develop a workshop for training faculty to facilitate small group role play sessions for a communication skills training program and assess the impact of that workshop on the trainees' self-efficacy about facilitation skills...
  15. doi request reprint Discussing prognosis in an oncology setting: initial evaluation of a communication skills training module
    Richard Brown
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    Psychooncology 19:408-14. 2010
    ..We developed and tested a CST module about discussing prognosis. Training consisted of didactic teaching, exemplary video and role-play sessions. The study aim was to develop the module and evaluate the effectiveness of the training...
  16. doi request reprint The implementation and assessment of a comprehensive communication skills training curriculum for oncologists
    Carma L Bylund
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY, NY 10022, USA
    Psychooncology 19:583-93. 2010
    ..The objective of this paper is to report the implementation and assessment of the Comskil Training Curriculum at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center...
  17. ncbi request reprint Desire for information and involvement in treatment decisions: elderly cancer patients' preferences and their physicians' perceptions
    Elena B Elkin
    Health Outcomes Research Group, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave, Box 44, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:5275-80. 2007
    ..Shared decision making is a tenet of contemporary medicine and oncology practice. How involved elderly patients want to be in making treatment decisions and how physicians perceive patient preferences for such involvement are uncertain...
  18. 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...
  19. doi request reprint Mixed anxiety/depression symptoms in a large cancer cohort: prevalence by cancer type
    Karlynn M Brintzenhofe-Szoc
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 641 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022, USA
    Psychosomatics 50:383-91. 2009
    ..Mixed anxiety/depression is associated with poorer psychosocial and treatment outcomes, worse quality of life, pooreradherence to treatment, slower recovery, greater suicide risk, and highercost-utilization...
  20. doi request reprint End-of-life communication in the intensive care unit
    Tomer T Levin
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 32:433-42. 2010
    ..End-of-life (EOL) communication is essential for the implementation of ICU palliative care. The objective of this review was to summarize current research and recommendations for ICU EOL communication...
  21. doi request reprint Cancer surgeons' distress and well-being, II: modifiable factors and the potential for organizational interventions
    Rebecca S Guest
    Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 18:1236-42. 2011
    ..Here we examine modifiable workplace factors and other stressors associated with burnout, psychiatric morbidity, and low QOL, together with interest in interventions to reduce distress and improve wellness...
  22. doi request reprint Cancer surgeons' distress and well-being, I: the tension between a culture of productivity and the need for self-care
    Rebecca S Guest
    Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 18:1229-35. 2011
    ..The well-being or distress experienced can have a significant effect on clinicians and their families, the quality of care provided to patients, and the success of the health care organization...
  23. doi request reprint How do-not-resuscitate orders are utilized in cancer patients: timing relative to death and communication-training implications
    Tomer T Levin
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10022, USA
    Palliat Support Care 6:341-8. 2008
    ..Despite this, there is little DNR utilization data to guide the design of communication-training programs. The objective of this study was to determine DNR utilization patterns and whether their use is increasing...
  24. ncbi request reprint The contribution of demoralization to end of life decisionmaking
    David W Kissane
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
    Hastings Cent Rep 34:21-31. 2004
  25. doi request reprint Psychosocial interventions for cancer patients
    Jessica Daniels
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA
    Curr Opin Oncol 20:367-71. 2008
    ..To evaluate recent studies of psychosocial interventions to improve survival, health, quality of life, and somatic symptoms for patients with cancer...
  26. ncbi request reprint Cognitive-existential group psychotherapy for women with primary breast cancer: a randomised controlled trial
    David W Kissane
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, St Vincent s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Psychooncology 12:532-46. 2003
    ..We conducted a randomised, controlled trial of cognitive-existential group therapy (CEGT) for women with early stage breast cancer receiving adjuvant chemotherapy with the aim of improving mood and mental attitude to cancer...
  27. ncbi request reprint Screening for depression in women with metastatic breast cancer: a comparison of the Beck Depression Inventory Short Form and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale
    Anthony W Love
    School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria 3086, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 38:526-31. 2004
    ..To compare two self-report questionnaires for identifying possible depression in women with metastatic breast cancer...
  28. ncbi request reprint A comparison of psychosocial and physical functioning in patients with motor neurone disease and metastatic cancer
    David M Clarke
    Monash University, Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Palliat Care 21:173-9. 2005
    ..We suggest this difference in the quality of depression represents a difference in illness experience of the two groups and has relevance for the ways we treat depression in the medically ill...
  29. ncbi request reprint What works for therapists conducting family meetings: treatment integrity in family-focused grief therapy during palliative care and bereavement
    Eunice K H Chan
    Center for Palliative Care, Department of Medicine, St Vincent s Hospital, and Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Pain Symptom Manage 27:502-12. 2004
    ..Consistent application of FFGT, with attention to its four key themes of family communication, cohesiveness, conflict resolution, and shared grief has been demonstrated. The model is generalizable when applied by family therapists...
  30. ncbi request reprint Psychological morbidity and quality of life in women with advanced breast cancer: a cross-sectional survey
    Brenda Grabsch
    University of Melbourne Centre for Palliative Care, Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry, St Vincent s Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Palliat Support Care 4:47-56. 2006
    ..Our purpose was to determine the frequency of psychiatric morbidity and to assess the quality of life of women with advanced breast cancer...
  31. ncbi request reprint The psychosocial impact of prostate cancer on patients and their partners
    Jeremy W Couper
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Med J Aust 185:428-32. 2006
    ..To assess the psychosocial impact of the diagnosis of either localised or metastatic prostate cancer (PCA) on patients and their female partners...
  32. ncbi request reprint The challenge of discrepancies in values among physicians, patients, and family members
    David W Kissane
    Cancer 100:1771-5. 2004
  33. doi request reprint Psychosocial adjustment in newly diagnosed prostate cancer
    Anthony W Love
    School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Vic, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 42:423-9. 2008
    ..To examine the psychological and social adjustment of men with early or advanced stage prostate cancer and to compare them with a matched group of cancer-free community volunteers...
  34. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial morbidity associated with patterns of family functioning in palliative care: baseline data from the Family Focused Grief Therapy controlled trial
    David W Kissane
    Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne Centre for Palliative Care, St Vincent s Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    Palliat Med 17:527-37. 2003
    ..The predictive validity of the FRI as a screening measure was confirmed. Overall, these baseline data point to the importance of a family-centred model of care...
  35. ncbi request reprint Letting go of the hope that psychotherapy prolongs cancer survival
    David W Kissane
    J Clin Oncol 25:5689-90. 2007
  36. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic efficiency of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale in women with early stage breast cancer
    Anthony W Love
    School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 36:246-50. 2002
    ..To investigate the diagnostic efficiency of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) inpatients with breast cancer...

Research Grants6

  1. RCT of Family Focused Grief Therapy in Palliative Care & Bereavement
    David Kissane; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Bereavement care will be approached preventively with a continuity of care model. ..
  2. RCT of Family Focused Grief Therapy in Palliative Care & Bereavement
    David Kissane; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Bereavement care will be approached preventively with a continuity of care model. ..
  3. RCT of Family Focused Grief Therapy in Palliative Care & Bereavement
    DAVID WILLIAM KISSANE; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Bereavement care will be approached preventively with a continuity of care model. ..