Karen A Kehl
Affiliation: University of Wisconsin
- A systematic review of the prevalence of signs of impending death and symptoms in the last 2 weeks of lifeKaren A Kehl
School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin Madison, WI 53792, USA
Am J Hosp Palliat Care 30:601-16. 2013..7%), pain (52.4%), respiratory secretions/death rattle (51.4%), and confusion (50.1%). Overall prevalence may be useful in anticipating symptoms in the final days and in preparing families for signs of impending death. ..
- Moving toward peace: an analysis of the concept of a good deathKaren A Kehl
School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin Madison, and Hospice Care Inc, Madison, Wisconsi, USA
Am J Hosp Palliat Care 23:277-86. 2006....
- Materials to prepare hospice families for dying in the homeKaren A Kehl
School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53792 2455, USA
J Palliat Med 11:969-72. 2008..1%), surge of energy (11.8%) and mandibular breathing (5.9%). Hospice staff should know the content of the materials offered by their agency so they can verbally address the gaps between the written materials and family needs...
- Can you hear me now? The experience of a deaf family member surrounding the death of loved onesKaren A Kehl
School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53792 2455, USA
Palliat Med 24:88-93. 2010..This study was guided by the question, ''What are the challenges faced by a Deaf family member when a loved one is dying?''..
- Does sharing research data with participating hospices affect practice?Karen A Kehl
School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
J Palliat Med 14:147-51. 2011..clinical practice?" Three issues were examined: (1) Did anyone at the hospice recall receiving the research results? (2) Were the findings shared with the hospice staff? and (3) Did the findings influence clinical practice in the hospice?..
- Readability of hospice materials to prepare families for caregiving at the time of deathKaren A Kehl
School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, USA
Res Nurs Health 35:242-9. 2012..2%) or indirectly (25.6%) explained in the text. Modification of hospice materials could improve families' comprehension of information important for optimal end-of-life care...
- Effect of a disease-specific advance care planning intervention on end-of-life careKarin T Kirchhoff
School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 60:946-50. 2012..To compare patient preferences for end-of-life care with care received at the end of life...
- Recruiting participants in end-of-life researchKarin T Kirchhoff
School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53792 2455, USA
Am J Hosp Palliat Care 24:515-21. 2007..A researcher who is forewarned about higher-than-usual rates for lack of contact, refusals, and no-shows in end-of-life research can plan appropriately for the time and effort needed during the recruitment phase of the study...
- Effect of a disease-specific planning intervention on surrogate understanding of patient goals for future medical treatmentKarin T Kirchhoff
School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Madison, WI, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 58:1233-40. 2010..To determine whether a disease-specific planning process can improve surrogate understanding of goals of patients with life-limiting illnesses for future medical treatments...
- Treatment of terminal restlessness: a review of the evidenceKaren A Kehl
School of Nursing K6 323, NINR T 32, University of Wisconsin Madison, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792 2455, USA
J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 18:5-30. 2004..There is a clear need for additional trials of neuroleptics, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, and combination protocols to determine which protocols are the most effective and have the least side effects...