L Ganzini

Summary

Affiliation: Oregon Health and Science University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Oregon physicians' perceptions of patients who request assisted suicide and their families
    Linda Ganzini
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA
    J Palliat Med 6:381-90. 2003
  2. ncbi Physicians' experiences with the Oregon Death with Dignity Act
    L Ganzini
    Department of Veterans Affairs, and Center for Ethics in Health Care, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, USA
    N Engl J Med 342:557-63. 2000
  3. ncbi Evaluation of competence to consent to assisted suicide: views of forensic psychiatrists
    L Ganzini
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Ethics in Health Care, Oregan Health Sciences University, Portland, OR, 97207, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 157:595-600. 2000
  4. ncbi Nurses' experiences with hospice patients who refuse food and fluids to hasten death
    Linda Ganzini
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oreg, USA
    N Engl J Med 349:359-65. 2003
  5. ncbi Oregon physicians' attitudes about and experiences with end-of-life care since passage of the Oregon Death with Dignity Act
    L Ganzini
    Mental Health Division, P31DMH, Portland VA Medical Center, PO Box 1034, Portland, OR 97207, USA
    JAMA 285:2363-9. 2001
  6. ncbi Clarifying distinctions between contemplating and completing physician-assisted suicide
    Linda Ganzini
    Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, USA
    J Clin Ethics 15:119-22. 2004
  7. ncbi Experiences of Oregon nurses and social workers with hospice patients who requested assistance with suicide
    Linda Ganzini
    Mental Health Division, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland, OR 97207, USA
    N Engl J Med 347:582-8. 2002
  8. ncbi Interest in physician-assisted suicide among Oregon cancer patients
    Linda Ganzini
    Oregon Health and Science University OHSU, Interprofessional Palliative Care Fellowship at the Portland VA Medical Center in Portland, Oregon, USA
    J Clin Ethics 17:27-38. 2006
  9. ncbi Oregon emergency physicians' experiences with, attitudes toward, and concerns about physician-assisted suicide
    T A Schmidt
    Oregon Health Sciences University, School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Portland 97201 3098, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 3:938-45. 1996
  10. ncbi Attitudes of Oregon psychiatrists toward physician-assisted suicide
    L Ganzini
    Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 153:1469-75. 1996

Detail Information

Publications60

  1. ncbi Oregon physicians' perceptions of patients who request assisted suicide and their families
    Linda Ganzini
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA
    J Palliat Med 6:381-90. 2003
    ..Many family members were reluctant to support these requests until they recognized the strength of the preference...
  2. ncbi Physicians' experiences with the Oregon Death with Dignity Act
    L Ganzini
    Department of Veterans Affairs, and Center for Ethics in Health Care, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, USA
    N Engl J Med 342:557-63. 2000
    ..There are data on patients who have received prescriptions for lethal medications and died after taking the medications. There is little information, however, on physicians' experiences with requests for assistance with suicide...
  3. ncbi Evaluation of competence to consent to assisted suicide: views of forensic psychiatrists
    L Ganzini
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Ethics in Health Care, Oregan Health Sciences University, Portland, OR, 97207, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 157:595-600. 2000
    ..The authors surveyed a national sample of forensic psychiatrists in the United States regarding the process, thresholds, and standards that should be used to determine competence to consent to assisted suicide...
  4. ncbi Nurses' experiences with hospice patients who refuse food and fluids to hasten death
    Linda Ganzini
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oreg, USA
    N Engl J Med 349:359-65. 2003
    ..Voluntary refusal of food and fluids has been proposed as an alternative to physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients who wish to hasten death. There are few reports of patients who have made this choice...
  5. ncbi Oregon physicians' attitudes about and experiences with end-of-life care since passage of the Oregon Death with Dignity Act
    L Ganzini
    Mental Health Division, P31DMH, Portland VA Medical Center, PO Box 1034, Portland, OR 97207, USA
    JAMA 285:2363-9. 2001
    ....
  6. ncbi Clarifying distinctions between contemplating and completing physician-assisted suicide
    Linda Ganzini
    Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, USA
    J Clin Ethics 15:119-22. 2004
  7. ncbi Experiences of Oregon nurses and social workers with hospice patients who requested assistance with suicide
    Linda Ganzini
    Mental Health Division, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland, OR 97207, USA
    N Engl J Med 347:582-8. 2002
    ..Although 78 percent of the 91 Oregonians who have died by assisted suicide were enrolled in hospice programs, there is little information about the experiences of hospice practitioners with these patients...
  8. ncbi Interest in physician-assisted suicide among Oregon cancer patients
    Linda Ganzini
    Oregon Health and Science University OHSU, Interprofessional Palliative Care Fellowship at the Portland VA Medical Center in Portland, Oregon, USA
    J Clin Ethics 17:27-38. 2006
  9. ncbi Oregon emergency physicians' experiences with, attitudes toward, and concerns about physician-assisted suicide
    T A Schmidt
    Oregon Health Sciences University, School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Portland 97201 3098, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 3:938-45. 1996
    ....
  10. ncbi Attitudes of Oregon psychiatrists toward physician-assisted suicide
    L Ganzini
    Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 153:1469-75. 1996
    ....
  11. ncbi Views on physician-assisted suicide among family members of Oregon cancer patients
    Linda Ganzini
    Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland VA Medical Center, 97207, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 32:230-6. 2006
    ..Improved knowledge of patient-based barriers to discussing PAS may facilitate interventions for psychosocial distress in cancer patients...
  12. pmc Why Oregon patients request assisted death: family members' views
    Linda Ganzini
    Columbia Center for the Study of Chronic, Comorbid Mental and Physical Disorders, Health Services Research and Development, Research Service R and D 66, Portland VAMC, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:154-7. 2008
    ..Physician assisted death (PAD) was legalized through Oregon's Death with Dignity Act in 1994 and enacted in 1997...
  13. pmc Prevalence of depression and anxiety in patients requesting physicians' aid in dying: cross sectional survey
    Linda Ganzini
    Columbia Center for the Study of Chronic, Comorbid Mental and Physical Disorders, Health Services Research and Development, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, PO Box 1034, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    BMJ 337:a1682. 2008
    ..To determine the prevalence of depression and anxiety in terminally ill patients pursuing aid in dying from physicians...
  14. ncbi Determinants of Oregon hospice chaplains' views on physician-assisted suicide
    Elizabeth R Goy
    Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University, USA
    J Palliat Care 22:83-90. 2006
    ..We explored factors associated with chaplains' views on PAS...
  15. ncbi Oregon physicians' responses to requests for assisted suicide: a qualitative study
    Steven K Dobscha
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Portland, Oregon 97207, USA
    J Palliat Med 7:451-61. 2004
    ..Physicians rarely sought support from colleagues; instead, they tended to discuss emotional aspects of their experiences with their spouses...
  16. doi Mental health outcomes of family members of Oregonians who request physician aid in dying
    Linda Ganzini
    Portland Center for the Study of Chronic, Comorbid Mental and Physical Disorders, Health Services Research and Development, Research Service R and D 66, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 38:807-15. 2009
    ..In summary, pursuit of aid in dying does not have negative effects on surviving family members and may be associated with greater preparation and acceptance of death...
  17. doi Oregonians' reasons for requesting physician aid in dying
    Linda Ganzini
    Research Service, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, PO Box 1034, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:489-92. 2009
    ..Oregon is the only US jurisdiction with a legal process, the Oregon Death with Dignity Act, that allows terminally ill patients to obtain physician aid in dying (PAD)...
  18. ncbi Quality of dying in the ICU: ratings by family members
    Richard A Mularski
    Oregon Health and Science University and Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland, OR, USA
    Chest 128:280-7. 2005
    ..To explore the quality of the dying experience and associations to higher quality ratings for people who died in an ICU...
  19. ncbi Ten myths about decision-making capacity
    Linda Ganzini
    Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University and Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland, OR, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 6:S100-4. 2005
    ....
  20. ncbi Family caregivers making life-sustaining treatment decisions: factors associated with role strain and ease
    Lissi Hansen
    Oregon Health and Science University, School of Nursing, Portland 97239, USA
    J Gerontol Nurs 31:28-35. 2005
    ..Nurses' knowledge of these factors can help nurses decrease family caregiver strain and increase ease during the family caregiver LST decision-making process...
  21. ncbi A psychiatrist in hospice
    Alan Morgenstern
    Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA
    Palliat Support Care 1:89-92. 2003
  22. ncbi Ten myths about decision-making capacity
    Linda Ganzini
    Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University and Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 5:263-7. 2004
    ....
  23. ncbi Why Oregon matters: death, assisted suicide and the principle of double effect
    Susan Block
    Oregon Health Sciences University, USA
    Med Ethics (Burlingt Mass) 10:4-7. 2003
  24. ncbi Parkinson disease at the end of life: caregiver perspectives
    Elizabeth R Goy
    Columbia Center for the Study of Chronic, Comorbid Mental and Physical Disorders, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Portland, OR 97207, USA
    Neurology 69:611-2. 2007
  25. ncbi Clinical outcomes of integrated psychiatric and general medical care
    Kristen Snyder
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Mental Health Division, Acute Psychiatry, Portland, OR, USA
    Community Ment Health J 44:147-54. 2008
    ..This study suggests that integrated care can be provided to chronically mentally ill patients in a primary care setting and generate outcomes comparable to those of standard care...
  26. doi End-of-life care for veterans with schizophrenia and cancer
    Linda Ganzini
    Mental Health Division, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center VAMC, R and D 66, Portland, OR 97207, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 61:725-8. 2010
    ..This study compared the quality of end-of-life care between veterans with and without schizophrenia who died of cancer in the northwestern United States...
  27. pmc Patient-clinician communication: associations with important health outcomes among veterans with COPD
    Christopher G Slatore
    Health Services Research and Development, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Chest 138:628-34. 2010
    ..High quality patient-clinician communication is widely advocated, but little is known about which health outcomes are associated with communication for patients with COPD...
  28. doi Psychiatric resident and faculty views on and interactions with the pharmaceutical industry
    Sahana Misra
    Oregon Health and Science University, Psychiatry, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Acad Psychiatry 34:102-8. 2010
    ..The authors surveyed psychiatric residents and faculty members on their views and interactions with representatives of the pharmaceutical industry...
  29. doi Outcomes of Oregon's law mandating physician reporting of impaired drivers
    Kristen M Snyder
    Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 22:161-5. 2009
    ..Over half were aged 80 years or older, with chronic or progressive cognitive impairments. Further study is needed to determine whether this law reduces crashes and crash-related fatalities...
  30. ncbi Needs and experiences of caregivers for family members dying with Parkinson disease
    Elizabeth R Goy
    Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Research Career Development Award Program, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Oregon, USA
    J Palliat Care 24:69-75. 2008
    ..These data suggest that increasing education and assistance with physical tasks may address unmet needs of PD caregivers...
  31. doi Appreciation of research information in patients with bipolar disorder
    Sahana Misra
    Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland, OR, USA
    Bipolar Disord 10:635-46. 2008
    ..We compared the abilities of euthymic and manic bipolar patients to appreciate and make voluntary decisions regarding research participation...
  32. doi Neurologic disease at the end of life: caregiver descriptions of Parkinson disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Elizabeth Ruth Goy
    Department of Research Mental Health, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, Oregon 97207, USA
    J Palliat Med 11:548-54. 2008
    ..To highlight the palliative care needs and experiences of patients with Parkinson's disease and related disorders (PDRD), we compared them to patients with ALS...
  33. doi Influence of mood state on capacity to consent to research in patients with bipolar disorder
    Sahana Misra
    Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, OR 97239, USA
    Bipolar Disord 10:303-9. 2008
    ..We compared 25 euthymic bipolar and 26 manic bipolar patients in their understanding of three hypothetical studies of varying complexity...
  34. ncbi Psychological and psychiatric aspects of palliative care: an annotated bibliography
    Elizabeth R Goy
    Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA
    Palliat Support Care 1:181-8. 2003
    ..The areas of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, delirium, and grief are represented by seminal articles that define, explore, or thoroughly review these topics...
  35. ncbi Psychiatry resident graduate comfort with general medical issues: impact of an integrated psychiatry-primary medical care training track
    Steven K Dobscha
    Portland VA Medical Center, Behavior Health and Clinical Neurosciences Division, Oregon 97207, USA
    Acad Psychiatry 29:448-51. 2005
    ..To determine if a psychiatry-primary medical care (PPMC) training track impacts comfort and behaviors related to addressing general medical issues after residency...
  36. ncbi Oregon hospice chaplains' experiences with patients requesting physician-assisted suicide
    Bryant Carlson
    Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:1160-6. 2005
    ..Oregon's Death with Dignity Act (ODDA), which legalized physician-assisted suicide (PAS) for terminally ill individuals, was enacted in 1997. Eighty-six percent of the 171 patients who have died by PAS were enrolled in hospice...
  37. ncbi The final month of life in patients with ALS
    Linda Ganzini
    Behavior Health and Clinical Neurosciences Division, Portland VA Medical Center, PO Box 1034, Portland, OR 97207, USA
    Neurology 59:428-31. 2002
    ..To study the health care experiences and palliative care needs of patients with ALS in their final month of life...
  38. ncbi Pitfalls in assessment of decision-making capacity
    Linda Ganzini
    Department of Psychiatry, Oregan Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97207, USA
    Psychosomatics 44:237-43. 2003
    ..The results suggest that additional education is needed to improve clinicians' ability to evaluate patients' decision-making capacity...
  39. ncbi End-of-life care in geriatric psychiatry
    Elizabeth Goy
    Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mental Health, P3MHDC, P O Box 1034, Portland, OR 97207, USA
    Clin Geriatr Med 19:841-56, vii-viii. 2003
    ..Finally, caregivers of dying patients are vulnerable to stress, depression, grief, and complicated bereavement. Interventions for caregivers who are debilitated by these states are briefly summarized...
  40. ncbi Capacity to consent to research among patients with bipolar disorder
    Sahana Misra
    Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, USA
    J Affect Disord 80:115-23. 2004
    ..Studies of the effect of mania and depression on consent capacity and voluntarism are needed in order to develop processes that increase safeguards in the informed consent process...
  41. ncbi Voluntary refusal of food and fluids: attitudes of Oregon hospice nurses and social workers
    Theresa A Harvath
    School of Nursing, Oregon Health and Science University, 3455 SW US Veterans Road, SN 5N, Portland, OR 97239 2941, USA
    Int J Palliat Nurs 10:236-41; discussion 242-3. 2004
    ..These results may have important clinical implications for nurses and social workers involved in end-of-life care who encounter patients who wish to hasten their deaths...
  42. ncbi Oregon hospice nurses and social workers' assessment of physician progress in palliative care over the past 5 years
    Elizabeth R Goy
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA
    Palliat Support Care 1:215-9. 2003
    ..The 1997 enactment of the Oregon Death with Dignity Act intensified interest in improving physician education and skills in caring for patients at the end of life...
  43. ncbi Attitudes and experiences of Oregon hospice nurses and social workers regarding assisted suicide
    Lois L Miller
    School of Nursing, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland 97239 2941, USA
    Palliat Med 18:685-91. 2004
    ..However, 86% of the 171 persons in Oregon who have died by lethal prescription were enrolled in hospice programmes...
  44. ncbi Validation of 2 depression screening tools in dialysis patients
    Suzanne Watnick
    Department of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 46:919-24. 2005
    ..We sought to validate 2 depression assessment tools, the 21-question Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and the 9-question Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9), in a dialysis population...
  45. ncbi Predictors and correlates of interest in assisted suicide in the final month of life among ALS patients in Oregon and Washington
    Linda Ganzini
    Mental Health Division, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 24:312-7. 2002
    ..ALS patients who were interested in assisted suicide, compared to those who were not, had greater distress at being a burden to others and more insomnia, pain, and discomfort other than pain...
  46. ncbi Delirium, depression, and anxiety
    Sahana Misra
    Portland VAMC, Mental Health Division P3MHDC, 3710 SW US Veterans Hospital Road, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Crit Care Clin 19:771-87, viii. 2003
    ....
  47. ncbi The other side of the slippery slope
    Linda Ganzini
    Oregon Health and Science University, USA
    Hastings Cent Rep 34:3. 2004
  48. ncbi Artificial nutrition and hydration at the end of life: ethics and evidence
    Linda Ganzini
    Department of Psychiatry and Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA
    Palliat Support Care 4:135-43. 2006
    ..Although more recent studies suggest a possible palliative role for ANH in ALS and terminal cancer, feeding tubes do not appear to prolong survival or increase comfort in advanced dementia of the Alzheimer's type...
  49. ncbi Perceptions of academic vulnerability associated with personal illness: a study of 1,027 students at nine medical schools. Collaborative Research Group on Medical Student Health
    L W Roberts
    Department of Psychiatry, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque 87131, USA
    Compr Psychiatry 42:1-15. 2001
    ..Women, minority, and clinical students appear more sensitive to the connection between health and academic vulnerability. Constructive implications for medical school curricula, policies, and health care services are discussed...
  50. pmc Measuring pain as the 5th vital sign does not improve quality of pain management
    Richard A Mularski
    Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:607-12. 2006
    ..To improve pain management, the Veterans Health Administration launched the "Pain as the 5th Vital Sign" initiative in 1999, requiring a pain intensity rating (0 to 10) at all clinical encounters...
  51. ncbi A program for teaching psychiatric residents to provide integrated psychiatric and primary medical care
    S K Dobscha
    Behavior Health and Clinical Neurosciences Division, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, OR 97207, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 52:1651-3. 2001
    ..Patients frequently missed appointments. Barriers to starting and maintaining the program included space constraints and the amount of supervision required...
  52. ncbi Health professionals' views on standards for decision-making capacity regarding refusal of medical treatment in mild Alzheimer's disease
    Ladislav Volicer
    Geriatric Research, Education Clinical Center, E N Rogers Memorial Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1270-4. 2003
    ..The results indicate that physicians do not use uniform standards for assessment of decision-making capacity...
  53. ncbi Physician-assisted death--a last resort?
    Linda Ganzini
    N Engl J Med 346:1663-5. 2002
  54. ncbi If it isn't depression
    Linda Ganzini
    J Palliat Med 6:927-30. 2003
  55. ncbi Physician-assisted suicide
    Linda Ganzini
    Am J Psychiatry 163:1109-10; author reply 1110. 2006
  56. pmc Legal physician-assisted dying in Oregon and the Netherlands: evidence concerning the impact on patients in "vulnerable" groups
    Margaret P Battin
    Department of Philosophy, Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    J Med Ethics 33:591-7. 2007
    ..To assess this concern, the authors examined data from Oregon and the Netherlands, the two principal jurisdictions in which physician-assisted dying is legal and data have been collected over a substantial period...
  57. ncbi Agreement among family members in their assessment of the Quality of Dying and Death
    Richard Mularski
    Department of Medicine, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, The University of California, 90073, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 28:306-15. 2004
    ....
  58. ncbi The use of drugs to hasten death
    Luc Deliens
    End of Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 13:113-5. 2004
  59. ncbi Accusations of murder and euthanasia in end-of-life care
    Lewis Cohen
    J Palliat Med 8:1096-104. 2005
  60. pmc Medical care for patients with severe and persistent mental illness
    Sahana Misra
    J Gen Intern Med 21:1207-8. 2006