Robert Arnold

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Communication about cancer near the end of life
    Anthony L Back
    Department of Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98109 1023, USA
    Cancer 113:1897-910. 2008
  2. pmc Network analysis of team communication in a busy emergency department
    P Daniel Patterson
    Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:109. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint The challenge of human immunodeficiency virus: a model for palliative care
    Robert M Arnold
    UPMC Montefiore Hospital, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:1246-7. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Calculating opioid dose conversions #36
    Robert Arnold
    Department of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 3708 Fifth Avenue, Medical Arts Building Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 3405, USA
    J Palliat Med 6:619-20. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Life lessons in palliative care
    Robert M Arnold
    UPMC Montefiore Hospital, University of Pittsburgh, 200 Lothrop Street, Suite 933 West, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Palliat Med 10:1050-3. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Broaching the topic of a palliative care consultation with patients and families #42
    Robert M Arnold
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Palliat Med 7:472-3. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Why patients do not take their opioids
    Robert Arnold
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Montefiore Hospital, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Palliat Med 7:716-7. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Opioid contracts in chronic nonmalignant pain management: objectives and uncertainties
    Robert M Arnold
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Med 119:292-6. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint A commentary on Caplan and Bergman: ethics mediation--questions for the future
    Robert Arnold
    Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics, University of Pittsburgh, USA
    J Clin Ethics 18:350-4. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Attitudinal differences in neurodegenerative disorders
    Solomon Liao
    University of California Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Palliat Med 10:430-2. 2007

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Publications101 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Communication about cancer near the end of life
    Anthony L Back
    Department of Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98109 1023, USA
    Cancer 113:1897-910. 2008
    ....
  2. pmc Network analysis of team communication in a busy emergency department
    P Daniel Patterson
    Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:109. 2013
    ..We sought to use Social Network Analysis (SNA) to characterize communication between clinicians in the ED...
  3. ncbi request reprint The challenge of human immunodeficiency virus: a model for palliative care
    Robert M Arnold
    UPMC Montefiore Hospital, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:1246-7. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Calculating opioid dose conversions #36
    Robert Arnold
    Department of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 3708 Fifth Avenue, Medical Arts Building Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 3405, USA
    J Palliat Med 6:619-20. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Life lessons in palliative care
    Robert M Arnold
    UPMC Montefiore Hospital, University of Pittsburgh, 200 Lothrop Street, Suite 933 West, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Palliat Med 10:1050-3. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Broaching the topic of a palliative care consultation with patients and families #42
    Robert M Arnold
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Palliat Med 7:472-3. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Why patients do not take their opioids
    Robert Arnold
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Montefiore Hospital, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Palliat Med 7:716-7. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Opioid contracts in chronic nonmalignant pain management: objectives and uncertainties
    Robert M Arnold
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Med 119:292-6. 2006
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint A commentary on Caplan and Bergman: ethics mediation--questions for the future
    Robert Arnold
    Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics, University of Pittsburgh, USA
    J Clin Ethics 18:350-4. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Attitudinal differences in neurodegenerative disorders
    Solomon Liao
    University of California Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Palliat Med 10:430-2. 2007
  11. ncbi request reprint Screening for depression in palliative care #146
    Robert M Arnold
    UPMC Montefiore Hospital, University of Pittsburgh, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Palliat Med 10:484-5. 2007
  12. ncbi request reprint Symptom management: the growing evidence base
    Robert M Arnold
    UPMC Montefiore Hospital, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Palliat Med 9:389-90. 2006
  13. ncbi request reprint Why palliative care needs geriatrics
    Robert M Arnold
    School of Medicine, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics, Institute to Enhance Palliative Care, University of Pittsburgh, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Palliat Med 10:182-3. 2007
  14. doi request reprint Communication practices in physician decision-making for an unstable critically ill patient with end-stage cancer
    Deepika Mohan
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15231, USA
    J Palliat Med 13:949-56. 2010
    ..Shared decision-making has become the standard of care for most medical treatments. However, little is known about physician communication practices in the decision making for unstable critically ill patients with known end-stage disease...
  15. ncbi request reprint Perceptions and utilization of palliative care services in acute care hospitals
    Keri L Rodriguez
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, University Drive C, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA
    J Palliat Med 10:99-110. 2007
    ..To understand perceptions of palliative care in acute care hospitals and identify barriers to earlier use of palliative care in the illness trajectory...
  16. pmc A qualitative study of oncologists' approaches to end-of-life care
    Vicki A Jackson
    Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Palliat Med 11:893-906. 2008
    ..To understand how oncologists provide care at the end of life, the emotions they experience in the provision of this care, and how caring for dying patients may impact job satisfaction and burnout...
  17. doi request reprint Veterans' decision-making preferences and perceived involvement in care for chronic heart failure
    Keri L Rodriguez
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206, USA
    Heart Lung 37:440-8. 2008
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Patient involvement in health-related decisions during prolonged critical illness
    Mary Beth Happ
    School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    Res Nurs Health 30:361-72. 2007
    ..Patient involvement in health-related decisions during prolonged critical illness is a shared and negotiated process that requires continued empirical study and ethical analysis...
  19. doi request reprint What questions do family caregivers want to discuss with health care providers in order to prepare for the death of a loved one? An ethnographic study of caregivers of patients at end of life
    Randy Scott Hebert
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Palliat Med 11:476-83. 2008
    ..To determine what questions family caregivers want to discuss with health care providers (HCPs) in order to prepare for the death of a loved one...
  20. ncbi request reprint Teaching palliative care to critical care medicine trainees
    Michael A DeVita
    Departments of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Crit Care Med 31:1257-62. 2003
    ..Few fellowship programs have developed a curriculum designed to teach palliative care precepts to trainees. We describe our 2-yr experience in teaching palliative care to multidisciplinary critical care medicine fellows...
  21. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of a brief workshop on palliative care communication skills for medical interns
    Gary S Fischer
    Department of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 920E MUH 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Palliat Med 10:19-23. 2007
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Dealing with conflict in caring for the seriously ill: "it was just out of the question"
    Anthony L Back
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    JAMA 293:1374-81. 2005
    ..We outline a step-wise approach that physicians can use to deal with conflicts and the use of treatment trials as a strategy to address conflicts about the use of life-sustaining medical interventions...
  23. ncbi request reprint Development of communication skills workshop for oncology advanced practice nursing students
    Margaret Rosenzweig
    University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, PA 15261, USA
    J Cancer Educ 22:149-53. 2007
    ..The best educational method to improve health care providers' practice in communication skills is first, introduction of content, followed by continuous skills assessment and mentored feedback...
  24. ncbi request reprint End-of-life caregiving: what helps family caregivers cope?
    Ellen M Redinbaugh
    University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232, USA
    J Palliat Med 6:901-9. 2003
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Preparing family caregivers for death and bereavement. Insights from caregivers of terminally ill patients
    Randy S Hebert
    Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 37:3-12. 2009
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Comparison of black and white families' experiences and perceptions regarding organ donation requests
    Laura A Siminoff
    Department of Bioethics, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Crit Care Med 31:146-51. 2003
    ..Black families donate at a lower rate than white families. To help develop effective interventions, we compared black and white families' experiences...
  27. ncbi request reprint Discussing organ donation with families; declaring brain death: the neurological criteria
    Robert M Arnold
    Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:639-40. 2005
  28. pmc Using simulation to isolate physician variation in intensive care unit admission decision making for critically ill elders with end-stage cancer: a pilot feasibility study
    Amber E Barnato
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Crit Care Med 36:3156-63. 2008
    ..To determine the feasibility of high-fidelity simulation for studying variation in intensive care unit admission decision making for critically ill elders with end-stage cancer...
  29. pmc Relationship between staff perceptions of hospital norms and hospital-level end-of-life treatment intensity
    Amber E Barnato
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Palliat Med 10:1093-100. 2007
    ..Individual hospital microclimates must exist to perpetuate these practice variations...
  30. ncbi request reprint Communication at times of transitions: how to help patients cope with loss and re-define hope
    Wendy G Evans
    Department of Medicine, Section of Medical Ethics and Palliative Care, Institute for Doctor Patient Communication, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Cancer J 12:417-24. 2006
    ..This is accomplished with the Ask-Tell-Ask and Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst techniques, and most importantly by being curious about patients' hopes and fears...
  31. pmc How oncologists and their patients with advanced cancer communicate about health-related quality of life
    Keri L Rodriguez
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Psychooncology 19:490-9. 2010
    ..To describe the content and frequency of communication about health-related quality of life (HRQOL) during outpatient encounters between oncologists and their patients with advanced cancer...
  32. doi request reprint Passive decision-making preference is associated with anxiety and depression in relatives of patients in the intensive care unit
    Wendy G Anderson
    Division of Hospital Medicine and Palliative Care Program, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, CA 94143 0903, USA
    J Crit Care 24:249-54. 2009
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Brief communication: the relationship between having a living will and dying in place
    Howard B Degenholtz
    Center for Bioethics and Health Law, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Ann Intern Med 141:113-7. 2004
    ..Previous research, however, has found that these documents do not guide decision making in the hospital...
  34. ncbi request reprint Moral justifications for surrogate decision making in the intensive care unit: implications and limitations
    Robert M Arnold
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, PA 15213, USA
    Crit Care Med 31:S347-53. 2003
    ..We end by offering a number of specific suggestions for improving communication with surrogates...
  35. pmc Doctors' emotional reactions to recent death of a patient: cross sectional study of hospital doctors
    Ellen M Redinbaugh
    Department of Behavioural Medicine and Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, 5150 Centre Ave 445, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    BMJ 327:185. 2003
    ..To describe doctors' emotional reactions to the recent death of an "average" patient and to explore the effects of level of training on doctors' reactions...
  36. doi request reprint Challenges of illness in metastatic breast cancer: a low-income African American perspective
    Margaret Quinn Rosenzweig
    University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    Palliat Support Care 7:143-52. 2009
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Majority of patients with hepatitis C express physical, mental, and social difficulties with antiviral treatment
    Susan L Zickmund
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 18:381-8. 2006
    ..However, treatment is long and is associated with significant side-effects. We investigated difficulties with this treatment as it is an important factor in patient adherence...
  38. pmc HIV-infected African Americans are willing to participate in HIV treatment trials
    Mandy Garber
    Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:17-42. 2007
    ..Despite the high prevalence rates of HIV infection in the African-American community, African Americans remain underrepresented in HIV treatment trials...
  39. ncbi request reprint Congestive heart failure patients report conflict with their physicians
    Susan L Zickmund
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Card Fail 12:546-53. 2006
    ..Given the importance of the doctor-patient relationship, we examined the prevalence and nature of patients' perceived conflicts with the physicians caring for their congestive heart failure (CHF)...
  40. ncbi request reprint Pushing up daisies: implicit and explicit language in oncologist-patient communication about death
    Keri L Rodriguez
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System 151C U, Rm 1A115, Bldg 28, Pittsburgh, PA 15240 1000, USA
    Support Care Cancer 15:153-61. 2007
    ..This study was designed to qualitatively analyze the language that oncologists and cancer patients use when talking about death...
  41. ncbi request reprint Analgesic usage in cancer: the evolution of a palliative medicine physician
    Solomon Liao
    University of California Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Palliat Med 10:1367-8. 2007
  42. pmc Can metaphors and analogies improve communication with seriously ill patients?
    David Casarett
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Palliat Med 13:255-60. 2010
    ..Therefore, the objective of this study was to determine whether the use of metaphors and analogies in difficult conversations is associated with better patient ratings of their physicians' communication skills...
  43. ncbi request reprint Symptom burden, quality of life, advance care planning and the potential value of palliative care in severely ill haemodialysis patients
    Steven D Weisbord
    Department of Medicine, Renal Electrolyte Division, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 18:1345-52. 2003
    ....
  44. doi request reprint Conflict resolution I: careful communication #183
    Adam Kendall
    UPMC Montefiore Hospital, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Palliat Med 11:925-6. 2008
  45. pmc Posttraumatic stress and complicated grief in family members of patients in the intensive care unit
    Wendy G Anderson
    Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine and Palliative Care Program, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 0903, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1871-6. 2008
    ..Family members of patients in intensive care units (ICUs) are at risk for mental health morbidity both during and after a patient's ICU stay...
  46. ncbi request reprint End-of-life content in treatment guidelines for life-limiting diseases
    Kimberly R Mast
    McAuley Medical Associates, Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Palliat Med 7:754-73. 2004
    ..Guidelines represent the consensus of leaders, often based on systematic reviews of the literature, regarding the "state of the art."..
  47. pmc "What concerns me is..." Expression of emotion by advanced cancer patients during outpatient visits
    Wendy G Anderson
    Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine and Palliative Care Program, University of California, San Francisco, 521 Parnassus Avenue, Suite C 126, Box 0903, San Francisco, CA, 94143 0903, USA
    Support Care Cancer 16:803-11. 2008
    ..Cancer patients have high levels of distress, yet oncologists often do not recognize patients' concerns. We sought to describe how patients with advanced cancer verbally express negative emotion to their oncologists...
  48. ncbi request reprint 'It's going to shorten your life': framing of oncologist-patient communication about prognosis
    Keri L Rodriguez
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15240 1000, USA
    Psychooncology 17:219-25. 2008
    ..When discussions focused on negative outcomes, general and indirect language was commonly used, perhaps to buffer the patient from news of the poor prognosis...
  49. pmc Advance care planning
    Russ C Kolarik
    Division of General Internal Medicine and General Academic Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:618-24. 2002
    ..Advance directives (AD) with specific treatment preferences can be difficult to apply in actual clinical situations. As an alternative, advance directives that outline patient goals and values have been advocated...
  50. doi request reprint Informed consent for inguinal herniorrhaphy and cholecystectomy: describing how patients make decisions to have surgery
    Daniel E Hall
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Am J Surg 204:619-25. 2012
    ..We describe how patients perceive the process of informed consent and its influence on decision making for elective surgery...
  51. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with the accuracy of family caregiver estimates of patient pain
    Ellen M Redinbaugh
    University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, 3600 Forbes Ave, Suite 405, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 23:31-8. 2002
    ..Overall, the findings suggest that health care providers need to take into consideration family members' interpretation of patient pain when providing pain management education services...
  52. ncbi request reprint Good communication: the essence and reward of palliative medicine
    Solomon Liao
    University of California Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Palliat Med 10:956-7. 2007
  53. ncbi request reprint Opioid use in renal failure #161
    Robert M Arnold
    Section of Palliative Care, UPMC Montefiore 933W, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Palliat Med 10:1403-4. 2007
  54. doi request reprint "They diagnosed bad heart": a qualitative exploration of patients' knowledge about and experiences with heart failure
    Keri L Rodriguez
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206, USA
    Heart Lung 37:257-65. 2008
    ..Patient education is central to the management of individuals with heart failure; therefore, it is important to know what these patients understand and experience both clinically and personally...
  55. ncbi request reprint Objectives for advance care planning
    Russ C Kolarik
    General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Palliat Med 5:697-704. 2002
    ..If we are to improve care at the end of life, future patient care, research, and education about ACP should proceed with specific objectives in mind...
  56. ncbi request reprint The dead donor rule: how much does the public care...and how much should we care?
    Megan Crowley-Matoka
    Department of Medicine and Anthropology, VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, University of Pittsburgh, USA
    Kennedy Inst Ethics J 14:319-32. 2004
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint Quality of death: assessing the importance placed on end-of-life treatment in the intensive-care unit
    Cindy L Bryce
    Department of Medicine, Modeling of Acute Illness CRISMA Laboratory, Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Med Care 42:423-31. 2004
    ..This issue is particularly problematic in the intensive-care unit (ICU) where death is frequent, care is difficult, and costs are high...
  58. ncbi request reprint A rose by any other name
    Robert M Arnold
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics, Center for Bioethics and Health Law, Institute for Performance Improvement, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Palliat Med 5:807-11. 2002
  59. ncbi request reprint The palliative care specialist in the intensive care unit: opportunities for impact
    Robert Arnold
    UPMC Montefiore Hospital, University of Pittsburgh, 200 Lothrop Street, Suite 933 West, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:838-9. 2005
  60. ncbi request reprint Patient communication simulation laboratory for students in an acute care nurse practitioner program
    Margaret Rosenzweig
    University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    Am J Crit Care 17:364-72. 2008
    ..However, competence in these skills is not necessarily intuitive. Advanced communication skills should be taught in a way that is similar to the way other psychomotor skills in advanced nursing practice programs are taught...
  61. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and dialysis decisions in critically ill patients with acute renal failure
    Sharon E Maynard
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Intensive Care Med 29:1589-93. 2003
    ..To determine whether health-related quality of life (HRQL) in survivors of acute renal failure (ARF) occurring in intensive care is predictable from data available at the time of acute illness...
  62. pmc "Could I add something?": Teaching communication by intervening in real time during a clinical encounter
    Anthony L Back
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA
    Acad Med 85:1048-51. 2010
    ....
  63. pmc When pregnant patients disclose substance use: missed opportunities for behavioral change counseling
    Judy C Chang
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Magee Womens Hospital of UPMC, 300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United States
    Patient Educ Couns 72:394-401. 2008
    ..Little is known about how obstetric care providers and patients discuss these issues. Our objective was to examine patient-provider communication about substance use behaviors during these visits...
  64. doi request reprint Clinical correlates and treatment of bone/joint pain and difficulty with sexual arousal in patients on maintenance hemodialysis
    Myra Carreon
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Hemodial Int 12:268-74. 2008
    ..However, these symptoms are prevalent and under-treated, which should spur efforts to assess the impact of improving provider assessment and treatment of these symptoms on patient outcomes, including health-related quality of life...
  65. ncbi request reprint Wound care in advanced illness: application of palliative care principles
    Solomon Liao
    University of California Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Palliat Med 10:1159-60. 2007
  66. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, severity, and importance of physical and emotional symptoms in chronic hemodialysis patients
    Steven D Weisbord
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion and Renal Section, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Renal Section 7E, Room 120, Mailstop 111F U, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 16:2487-94. 2005
    ..Incorporating a standard assessment of symptoms into the care provided to maintenance hemodialysis patients may provide a means to improve quality of life in this patient population...
  67. doi request reprint Prognosticating: the end of a series. Introduction
    Solomon Liao
    University of California Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Palliat Med 11:82-3. 2008
  68. ncbi request reprint Manualized communication interventions to enhance palliative care research and training: rigorous, testable approaches
    Joseph S Weiner
    Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Department of Medicine, New Hyde Park, NY 11040, USA
    J Palliat Med 9:371-81. 2006
    ..The advantages of manualized communication approaches; some concepts underlying manual construction; and challenges to extending manualized communication to the palliative care domain are discussed...
  69. ncbi request reprint Heart failure and the future of palliative medicine
    Solomon Liao
    University of California Irvine, 101 The City Drive, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    J Palliat Med 10:184. 2007
  70. ncbi request reprint Pediatric resident education in palliative care: a needs assessment
    Russ C Kolarik
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Pediatrics 117:1949-54. 2006
    ..The goal was to characterize pediatric residents' perceived educational needs for pediatric palliative care. The data generated from this study will facilitate the planning of specific educational interventions...
  71. ncbi request reprint Associations of race with depression and symptoms in patients on maintenance haemodialysis
    Steven D Weisbord
    VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Mailstop 111F U, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 22:203-8. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to compare these domains between African American and White patients on chronic haemodialysis...
  72. ncbi request reprint Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: thinking outside the opioid box
    Solomon Liao
    University of California Irvine, Orange, California 92868, and UPMC Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Palliat Med 10:781-2. 2007
  73. ncbi request reprint Preparing caregivers for the death of a loved one: a theoretical framework and suggestions for future research
    Randy S Hebert
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Palliat Med 9:1164-71. 2006
    ....
  74. pmc Improving well-being in caregivers of terminally ill patients. Making the case for patient suffering as a focus for intervention research
    Randy S Hebert
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 34:539-46. 2007
    ..We will then discuss a conceptual framework for intervention design. Finally, we conclude with a discussion of implications and future directions for intervention research...
  75. ncbi request reprint Hope for the best, and prepare for the worst
    Anthony L Back
    Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System, University of Washington, 1660 South Columbian Way S111, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Ann Intern Med 138:439-43. 2003
  76. ncbi request reprint Responding to requests regarding prayer and religious ceremonies by patients near the end of life and their families
    Bernard Lo
    Program in Medical Ethics, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    J Palliat Med 6:409-15. 2003
    ..Physicians can respond to requests and respect patients' spiritual needs in ways that may deepen the therapeutic doctor-patient relationship, without compromising their own religious and spiritual beliefs or professional roles...
  77. ncbi request reprint Discussing prognosis: "how much do you want to know?" talking to patients who do not want information or who are ambivalent
    Anthony L Back
    University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:4214-7. 2006
  78. ncbi request reprint Discussing end-of-life issues with terminally ill cancer patients and their carers: a qualitative study
    Josephine M Clayton
    Medical Psychology Research Unit, University of Sydney, Blackburn Building D06, NSW 2006, Australia
    Support Care Cancer 13:589-99. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to explore the optimal content and phrasing of information when discussing the dying process and end-of-life issues with terminally ill cancer patients and their carers...
  79. ncbi request reprint Editorial: influencing physician behavior: the reason to engage in health policy
    Solomon Liao
    J Palliat Med 9:729-30. 2006
  80. ncbi request reprint Challenges in palliative care research: one experience
    Mary Kathleen Buss
    Division of Pain and Palliative Care, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Palliat Med 7:405-7. 2004
  81. ncbi request reprint Ethics and palliative care consultation in the intensive care unit
    Mark P Aulisio
    MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Department of Bioethics, Rammelkamp Building R301, Cleveland, OH 44109 1998, USA
    Crit Care Clin 20:505-23, x-xi. 2004
    ..We urge the continued development of quality ethics and palliative care services, and the use of those services by intensivists...
  82. ncbi request reprint Discussing prognosis: "how much do you want to know?" talking to patients who are prepared for explicit information
    Anthony L Back
    University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:4209-13. 2006
  83. ncbi request reprint Narrative nuances on good and bad deaths: internists' tales from high-technology work places
    Mary Jo DelVecchio Good
    Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 641 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Soc Sci Med 58:939-53. 2004
    ..This project is part of a broader effort in American medicine to understand and improve end-of-life care...
  84. ncbi request reprint Editorial: caring for caregivers: the essence of palliative care
    Solomon Liao
    J Palliat Med 9:1172-3. 2006
  85. ncbi request reprint Teaching communication skills to medical oncology fellows
    Anthony L Back
    Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, 1660 S Columbian Way, S 111, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    J Clin Oncol 21:2433-6. 2003
  86. ncbi request reprint The palliative care clinical evaluation exercise (CEX): an experience-based intervention for teaching end-of-life communication skills
    Paul K J Han
    Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, Executive Plaza North, Room 4097, 6130 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20852, USA
    Acad Med 80:669-76. 2005
    ..The intervention allows faculty to observe, evaluate, and give feedback to housestaff in their discussions with patients and families...
  87. ncbi request reprint Formal ABMS and ACGME recognition of hospice and palliative medicine expected in 2006
    Russell K Portenoy
    J Palliat Med 9:21-3. 2006
  88. ncbi request reprint "It was haunting...": physicians' descriptions of emotionally powerful patient deaths
    Vicki A Jackson
    Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Founders 600, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Acad Med 80:648-56. 2005
    ..To understand the emotional experiences of physicians who care for dying patients and to identify educational opportunities for improving patient care and physician well-being...
  89. ncbi request reprint Diagnosing and discussing imminent death in the hospital: a secondary analysis of physician interviews
    Amy M Sullivan
    Division of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Palliat Med 10:882-93. 2007
    ..Many reports suggest clinicians are often inadequately prepared to "diagnose dying'' or discuss the likelihood of imminent death with patients and families...
  90. ncbi request reprint "This is just too awful; I just can't believe I experienced that...": medical students' reactions to their "most memorable" patient death
    Jennifer Rhodes-Kropf
    Division of Geriatrics, Montefiore Medical Center, The University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 111 East 210th Street, Bronx, New York, 10467, USA
    Acad Med 80:634-40. 2005
    ..To examine medical students' emotional reactions to their "most memorable" patient death and the support they receive...
  91. ncbi request reprint Approaching difficult communication tasks in oncology
    Anthony L Back
    University of Washington Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 55:164-77. 2005
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  92. ncbi request reprint Formal, informal, and hidden curriculum in the clinical years: where is the problem?
    Robert M Arnold
    J Palliat Med 10:646-8. 2007
  93. ncbi request reprint Oncologist communication about emotion during visits with patients with advanced cancer
    Kathryn I Pollak
    Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cancer Prevention, Detection, and Control Research Program, Durham, NC, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:5748-52. 2007
    ..We studied whether oncologist traits were associated with empathic opportunities and empathic responses...
  94. ncbi request reprint A study of oncology fellows' training in end-of-life care
    Mary K Buss
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Support Oncol 5:237-42. 2007
    ..Knowledge about key EOL care topics was poor; only 31% correctly performed an opioid conversion. Oncology fellows described deficiencies in training on EOL issues;they may benefit from improved education on EOL topics...
  95. ncbi request reprint There is hope for the future: national survey results reveal that geriatric medicine fellows are well-educated in end-of-life care
    Cynthia X Pan
    Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L Levy Place, New York, NY 10029, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:705-10. 2005
    ..To assess the status of geriatric medicine (GM) fellows' training experiences in end-of-life care via self-report...
  96. doi request reprint Communication and decision-making about prognosis in heart failure care
    Sarah J Goodlin
    Patient centered Education and Research, Salt Lake City, UT 84103, USA
    J Card Fail 14:106-13. 2008
    ..Clinicians, patients, and families are faced with an array of decisions about interventions with complex risks and benefits. Physicians must also discuss prognosis of HF and its inherent uncertainties...
  97. ncbi request reprint Fostering coping and nurturing hope when discussing the future with terminally ill cancer patients and their caregivers
    Josephine M Clayton
    Medical Psychology Research Unit, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Cancer 103:1965-75. 2005
    ..To the authors' knowledge, little research evidence is currently available to guide clinical practice...
  98. ncbi request reprint Terminal care: the last weeks of life
    William M Plonk
    Division of General Medicine, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:1042-54. 2005
    ..The care of patients in their last weeks of life is a fundamental palliative care skill, but few evidence-based reviews have focused on this critical period...
  99. ncbi request reprint On saying goodbye: acknowledging the end of the patient-physician relationship with patients who are near death
    Anthony L Back
    University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109 1023, USA
    Ann Intern Med 142:682-5. 2005
  100. ncbi request reprint Discussing life expectancy with terminally ill cancer patients and their carers: a qualitative study
    Josephine M Clayton
    Medical Psychology Research Unit, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Support Care Cancer 13:733-42. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to explore the various stakeholders' perceptions about these issues...
  101. ncbi request reprint Palliative care services, patient abandonment, and the scope of physicians' responsibilities in end-of-life care
    Paul K J Han
    Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, Basic and Biobehavioral Research Branch, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland 20892 7363, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:1238-45. 2005
    ..The intervention of these services may improve the quality of end-of-life care in many ways, but it may also promote an unintended outcome of patient abandonment by primary physicians...