Laura C Hanson

Summary

Affiliation: University of North Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Relationships between psychosocial-spiritual well-being and end-of-life preferences and values in African American dialysis patients
    Mi Kyung Song
    Division of Adult and Geriatric Health, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7460, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 38:372-80. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Palliative care clinical research networks, a requirement for evidence-based palliative care: time for coordinated action
    Amy P Abernethy
    J Palliat Med 10:845-50. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint A quality improvement intervention to increase palliative care in nursing homes
    Laura C Hanson
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:576-84. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Access to nursing home hospice: perspectives of nursing home and hospice administrators
    Laura C Hanson
    Division of Geriatric Medicine and Program on Aging, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:1207-13. 2005
  5. pmc Improving decision-making for feeding options in advanced dementia: a randomized, controlled trial
    Laura C Hanson
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:2009-16. 2011
  6. pmc An exploratory study of spiritual care at the end of life
    Timothy P Daaleman
    Department of Family Medicine, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7595, USA
    Ann Fam Med 6:406-11. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Pain, dyspnea, and the quality of dying in long-term care
    Anthony J Caprio
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7550, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:683-8. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Physician practices for communicating with patients with cystic fibrosis about the use of noninvasive and invasive mechanical ventilation
    Elisabeth P Dellon
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pulmonology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7217, USA
    Chest 141:1010-7. 2012
  9. pmc Caregiver perspectives on discussions about the use of intensive treatments in cystic fibrosis
    Elisabeth P Dellon
    Division of Pulmonology, Department of Pediatrics, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7217, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 40:821-8. 2010
  10. doi request reprint The PEACE project review of clinical instruments for hospice and palliative care
    Laura C Hanson
    Division of Geriatric Medicine and Center on Aging and Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7550, USA
    J Palliat Med 13:1253-60. 2010

Detail Information

Publications44

  1. pmc Relationships between psychosocial-spiritual well-being and end-of-life preferences and values in African American dialysis patients
    Mi Kyung Song
    Division of Adult and Geriatric Health, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7460, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 38:372-80. 2009
    ..In future research, the assessment of spirituality should not be limited to its intensity or degree but extended to other dimensions...
  2. ncbi request reprint Palliative care clinical research networks, a requirement for evidence-based palliative care: time for coordinated action
    Amy P Abernethy
    J Palliat Med 10:845-50. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint A quality improvement intervention to increase palliative care in nursing homes
    Laura C Hanson
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:576-84. 2005
    ..Death is common in nursing homes, but access to palliative care is limited...
  4. ncbi request reprint Access to nursing home hospice: perspectives of nursing home and hospice administrators
    Laura C Hanson
    Division of Geriatric Medicine and Program on Aging, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:1207-13. 2005
    ..We surveyed nursing home and hospice administrators to describe facilitators and barriers to hospice in nursing homes, and to test whether nursing home administrators' attitudes correlate with hospice use...
  5. pmc Improving decision-making for feeding options in advanced dementia: a randomized, controlled trial
    Laura C Hanson
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:2009-16. 2011
    ..To test whether a decision aid improves quality of decision-making about feeding options in advanced dementia...
  6. pmc An exploratory study of spiritual care at the end of life
    Timothy P Daaleman
    Department of Family Medicine, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7595, USA
    Ann Fam Med 6:406-11. 2008
    ..We explored how clinicians and other health care workers understand and view spiritual care provided to dying patients and their family members...
  7. doi request reprint Pain, dyspnea, and the quality of dying in long-term care
    Anthony J Caprio
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7550, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:683-8. 2008
    ..To evaluate the relationship between pain, dyspnea, and family perceptions of the quality of dying in long-term care...
  8. doi request reprint Physician practices for communicating with patients with cystic fibrosis about the use of noninvasive and invasive mechanical ventilation
    Elisabeth P Dellon
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pulmonology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7217, USA
    Chest 141:1010-7. 2012
    ..Many patients with advanced cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease receive intensive treatments such as noninvasive and invasive mechanical ventilation for respiratory failure after little or no communication with physicians...
  9. pmc Caregiver perspectives on discussions about the use of intensive treatments in cystic fibrosis
    Elisabeth P Dellon
    Division of Pulmonology, Department of Pediatrics, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7217, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 40:821-8. 2010
    ..There are no guidelines for selecting patients whose survival and quality of life may be enhanced by such treatments or for communication with patients and caregivers about possible treatment outcomes...
  10. doi request reprint The PEACE project review of clinical instruments for hospice and palliative care
    Laura C Hanson
    Division of Geriatric Medicine and Center on Aging and Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7550, USA
    J Palliat Med 13:1253-60. 2010
    ..We undertook a systematic review and evaluation of published patient-level instruments for potential application in hospice and palliative care clinical quality measurement...
  11. pmc Family caregiver perspectives on symptoms and treatments for patients dying from complications of cystic fibrosis
    Elisabeth P Dellon
    Division of Pulmonology, Department of Pediatrics, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7217, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 40:829-37. 2010
    ..Little has been reported about symptom management and the continuation of disease-specific treatments near the end of life for patients with CF...
  12. ncbi request reprint Symptom experience of dying long-term care residents
    Laura C Hanson
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, and Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:91-8. 2008
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  13. pmc Physicians' expectations of benefit from tube feeding
    Laura C Hanson
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7550, USA
    J Palliat Med 11:1130-4. 2008
    ..We interviewed treating physicians to describe their expectation of benefit for patients receiving a new feeding tube, and to determine whether expected benefits vary by patient characteristics...
  14. ncbi request reprint Needs of the dying in nursing homes
    Kimberly Reynolds
    Program on Aging, Center for Health Ethics and Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7110, USA
    J Palliat Med 5:895-901. 2002
    ..To describe the palliative care needs of dying nursing home residents during the last 3 months of life...
  15. doi request reprint Use of electronic documentation for quality improvement in hospice
    John G Cagle
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    Am J Med Qual 27:282-90. 2012
    ..Use of ED may help hospices monitor quality and compliance...
  16. pmc Impact of a decision aid on surrogate decision-makers' perceptions of feeding options for patients with dementia
    E Amanda Snyder
    Division of Geriatric Medicine and Center for Aging and Health, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27759, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 14:114-8. 2013
    ....
  17. doi request reprint Barriers to hospice for children as perceived by hospice organizations in North Carolina
    Ana Milena Sanchez Varela
    Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 29:171-6. 2012
    ..Enhanced training of pediatric providers and a model of care which blends disease-specific treatment with hospice may improve access to hospice services for children...
  18. doi request reprint Measuring palliative care quality for seriously ill hospitalized patients
    Laura C Hanson
    Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care Program, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Palliat Med 15:798-804. 2012
    ..We tested feasibility, usability, reliability, and validity of Prepare, Embrace, Attend, Communicate, Empower (PEACE) quality measures for palliative care...
  19. pmc Development and validation of a printed information brochure for families of chronically critically ill patients
    Shannon S Carson
    Departments of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Crit Care Med 40:73-8. 2012
    ....
  20. doi request reprint Successful clinical trial research in nursing homes: the Improving Decision-Making Study
    Laura C Hanson
    Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care Program, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7550, USA
    Clin Trials 7:735-43. 2010
    ..The cluster randomized trial, Improving Decision Making about Feeding Options for Dementia Patients, tests a decision aid intervention to improve the quality of decision making for this choice...
  21. ncbi request reprint Palliative care: innovation in care at the end of life
    Laura C Hanson
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    N C Med J 65:202-8. 2004
  22. doi request reprint Randomized, controlled trials of interventions to improve communication in intensive care: a systematic review
    Leslie P Scheunemann
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Center for Aging and Health, The Medical Intensive Care Unit, CB 7550, University of North Carolina Hospitals, and the Cecil B Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7550, USA
    Chest 139:543-54. 2011
    ..Recent research studies have tested interventions designed to improve communication quality and outcomes between providers and families of patients in the ICU. We conducted a systematic review of these studies...
  23. pmc Oral feeding options for people with dementia: a systematic review
    Laura C Hanson
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:463-72. 2011
    ..To review the benefits of oral feeding options in people with dementia...
  24. doi request reprint Implementing person-centered care in nursing homes
    Cherie A Rosemond
    Institute on Aging, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 37:257-66. 2012
    ..Because person-centered care requires organization-wide change, implementation can be challenging...
  25. ncbi request reprint Surrogates' perceptions about feeding tube placement decisions
    Carmen L Lewis
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 5039 Old Clinic Building 229, CB 7110, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7110, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 61:246-52. 2006
    ..2) To determine surrogates' perceptions of the information they received to make this decision...
  26. doi request reprint Interventions to improve transitional care between nursing homes and hospitals: a systematic review
    Michael A LaMantia
    Division of Geriatric Medicine and Center for Aging and Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:777-82. 2010
    ..Although preliminary evidence supports adoption of these methods to improve transitions between nursing home and hospital, further research is needed to define target populations and outcomes measures for high-quality transitional care...
  27. pmc Communication, decision making, and cancer: what African Americans want physicians to know
    Sharon W Williams
    Department of Allied Health Sciences, Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    J Palliat Med 11:1221-6. 2008
    ..To explore and identify communication and decision making with health care providers for African Americans living with cancer and for their families...
  28. doi request reprint Hospices' preparation and practices for quality measurement
    Laura C Hanson
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care Program, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7550, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 39:1-8. 2010
    ..Little is known about hospices' readiness to meet this new mandate...
  29. pmc Dying with dementia in long-term care
    Philip D Sloane
    Abt Associates, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Gerontologist 48:741-51. 2008
    ..To better understand the experiences and potential unmet need of persons who die in long-term care...
  30. ncbi request reprint Performance of osteoporosis risk assessment tools in postmenopausal women aged 45-64 years
    Margaret L Gourlay
    Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Osteoporos Int 16:921-7. 2005
    ..Of the three tools evaluated, the OST is the simplest and has the best potential for use in clinical practice...
  31. ncbi request reprint Meeting palliative care needs in post-acute care settings: "to help them live until they die"
    Laura C Hanson
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Pain and Symptom Care Program, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599 7550, USA
    JAMA 295:681-6. 2006
    ..Expanding, replicating, and disseminating these studies will be necessary to improve care for the growing number of persons who die in post-acute care settings...
  32. pmc Providers and types of spiritual care during serious illness
    Laura C Hanson
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    J Palliat Med 11:907-14. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to describe spiritual care received by patients and families during serious illness, and test whether the provider and the type of care is associated with satisfaction with care...
  33. doi request reprint Disparities in pain management between cognitively intact and cognitively impaired nursing home residents
    Kimberly S Reynolds
    School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7030, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 35:388-96. 2008
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Is hospice associated with improved end-of-life care in nursing homes and assisted living facilities?
    Jean C Munn
    School of Social Work, Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:490-5. 2006
    ....
  35. pmc A prognostic model for one-year mortality in patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation
    Shannon S Carson
    Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Crit Care Med 36:2061-9. 2008
    ..Our objective was to develop and validate a prognostic model for 1-yr mortality in patients ventilated for 21 days or more...
  36. pmc Caregivers' perspectives on decision making about lung transplantation in cystic fibrosis
    Elisabeth P Dellon
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pulmonology, CB 7217, 5119 B Bioinformatics Building, 130 Mason Farm Road, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7217, USA
    Prog Transplant 19:318-25. 2009
    ..No standards exist for informed decision making about transplantation...
  37. doi request reprint Clinical and economic impact of palliative care consultation
    Laura C Hanson
    University of North Carolina Palliative Care Program, Department of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7550, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 35:340-6. 2008
    ..Palliative care consultation is followed by decisions to forego costly treatment and improved symptom scores, and earlier palliative care intervention results in greater cost-savings...
  38. ncbi request reprint Beyond autonomy: diversifying end-of-life decision-making approaches to serve patients and families
    Gary S Winzelberg
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1046-50. 2005
    ..The goal of these priorities is to promote understanding of patients' and families' decision-making preferences and goals and to minimize decision-making burdens on families...
  39. doi request reprint Integrating palliative care information and hospice referral in medicaid primary care
    Annette Beyea
    Palliative Care Program, Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Center for Aging and Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Palliat Med 16:376-82. 2013
    ..Hospice and palliative care (PC) remain underutilized by Medicaid patients...
  40. ncbi request reprint As individual as death itself: a focus group study of terminal care in nursing homes
    Laura C Hanson
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Program on Aging, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7110, USA
    J Palliat Med 5:117-25. 2002
    ..The significance of these themes may be tested in the design of interventions to improve care of the dying in long-term care...
  41. doi request reprint End-of-life care in nursing home settings: do race or age matter?
    Kimberly S Reynolds
    UNC Project, Lilongwe, Malawi
    Palliat Support Care 6:21-7. 2008
    ..S. chronic-disease deaths occur in nursing homes, yet few studies examine palliative care quality in these settings. This study tests whether racial and/or age-based differences in end-of-life care exist in these institutional settings...
  42. ncbi request reprint Measuring the quality of dying in long-term care
    Jean C Munn
    College of Social Work, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1371-9. 2007
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Using quality improvement to address pain management practices in nursing homes
    Janice K Horner
    Medical Review of North Carolina, Inc, Cary, North Carolina, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 30:271-7. 2005
    ..Among residents with daily moderate or excruciating pain, complete pain assessment was associated with increased probability of pain medication use. Quality improvement is a promising method to improve pain management in nursing homes...
  44. ncbi request reprint Creating excellent palliative care in nursing homes
    Laura C Hanson
    J Palliat Med 6:7-9. 2003