Alexi A Wright

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Publications

  1. pmc Place of death: correlations with quality of life of patients with cancer and predictors of bereaved caregivers' mental health
    Alexi A Wright
    Department of Medical Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Clin Oncol 28:4457-64. 2010
  2. pmc Mental health, treatment preferences, advance care planning, location, and quality of death in advanced cancer patients with dependent children
    Matthew E Nilsson
    Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Department of Medical Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 01225, USA
    Cancer 115:399-409. 2009
  3. pmc Religious coping and behavioral disengagement: opposing influences on advance care planning and receipt of intensive care near death
    Paul K Maciejewski
    Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychooncology 21:714-23. 2012
  4. pmc Religious coping and use of intensive life-prolonging care near death in patients with advanced cancer
    Andrea C Phelps
    Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    JAMA 301:1140-7. 2009
  5. pmc Provision of spiritual care to patients with advanced cancer: associations with medical care and quality of life near death
    Tracy Anne Balboni
    Departments of Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 01225, USA
    J Clin Oncol 28:445-52. 2010
  6. doi "If God wanted me yesterday, I wouldn't be here today": religious and spiritual themes in patients' experiences of advanced cancer
    Sara R Alcorn
    Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 01225, USA
    J Palliat Med 13:581-8. 2010
  7. pmc Health care costs in the last week of life: associations with end-of-life conversations
    Baohui Zhang
    Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:480-8. 2009
  8. pmc Influence of patients' preferences and treatment site on cancer patients' end-of-life care
    Alexi A Wright
    Department of Medical Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Cancer 116:4656-63. 2010
  9. pmc End-of-life discussions, goal attainment, and distress at the end of life: predictors and outcomes of receipt of care consistent with preferences
    Jennifer W Mack
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Department of Pediatric Oncology, 44 Binney St 454, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Clin Oncol 28:1203-8. 2010
  10. pmc Associations between end-of-life discussions, patient mental health, medical care near death, and caregiver bereavement adjustment
    Alexi A Wright
    Department of Medical Oncology and Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 550 Shields Warren, 44 Binney St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA 300:1665-73. 2008

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Publications16

  1. pmc Place of death: correlations with quality of life of patients with cancer and predictors of bereaved caregivers' mental health
    Alexi A Wright
    Department of Medical Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Clin Oncol 28:4457-64. 2010
    ..To determine whether the place of death for patients with cancer is associated with patients' quality of life (QoL) at the end of life (EOL) and psychiatric disorders in bereaved caregivers...
  2. pmc Mental health, treatment preferences, advance care planning, location, and quality of death in advanced cancer patients with dependent children
    Matthew E Nilsson
    Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Department of Medical Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 01225, USA
    Cancer 115:399-409. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to determine empirically whether advanced cancer patients with and without dependent children differ in treatment preferences, mental health, and end-of-life (EOL) outcomes...
  3. pmc Religious coping and behavioral disengagement: opposing influences on advance care planning and receipt of intensive care near death
    Paul K Maciejewski
    Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychooncology 21:714-23. 2012
    ..This study examines the relationships between methods of coping with advanced cancer, completion of advance care directives, and receipt of intensive, life-prolonging care near death...
  4. pmc Religious coping and use of intensive life-prolonging care near death in patients with advanced cancer
    Andrea C Phelps
    Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    JAMA 301:1140-7. 2009
    ..Patients frequently rely on religious faith to cope with cancer, but little is known about the associations between religious coping and the use of intensive life-prolonging care at the end of life...
  5. pmc Provision of spiritual care to patients with advanced cancer: associations with medical care and quality of life near death
    Tracy Anne Balboni
    Departments of Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 01225, USA
    J Clin Oncol 28:445-52. 2010
    ..To determine whether spiritual care from the medical team impacts medical care received and quality of life (QoL) at the end of life (EoL) and to examine these relationships according to patient religious coping...
  6. doi "If God wanted me yesterday, I wouldn't be here today": religious and spiritual themes in patients' experiences of advanced cancer
    Sara R Alcorn
    Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 01225, USA
    J Palliat Med 13:581-8. 2010
    ..This study sought to inductively derive core themes of religion and/or spirituality (R/S) active in patients' experiences of advanced cancer to inform the development of spiritual care interventions in the terminally ill cancer setting...
  7. pmc Health care costs in the last week of life: associations with end-of-life conversations
    Baohui Zhang
    Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:480-8. 2009
    ..Life-sustaining medical care of patients with advanced cancer at the end of life (EOL) is costly. Patient-physician discussions about EOL wishes are associated with lower rates of intensive interventions...
  8. pmc Influence of patients' preferences and treatment site on cancer patients' end-of-life care
    Alexi A Wright
    Department of Medical Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Cancer 116:4656-63. 2010
    ..The authors examined whether patients' desire for life-extending therapy was associated with their EOL care...
  9. pmc End-of-life discussions, goal attainment, and distress at the end of life: predictors and outcomes of receipt of care consistent with preferences
    Jennifer W Mack
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Department of Pediatric Oncology, 44 Binney St 454, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Clin Oncol 28:1203-8. 2010
    ..Physicians have an ethical obligation to honor patients' values for care, including at the end of life (EOL). We sought to evaluate factors that help patients to receive care consistent with their preferences...
  10. pmc Associations between end-of-life discussions, patient mental health, medical care near death, and caregiver bereavement adjustment
    Alexi A Wright
    Department of Medical Oncology and Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 550 Shields Warren, 44 Binney St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA 300:1665-73. 2008
    ..Talking about death can be difficult. Without evidence that end-of-life discussions improve patient outcomes, physicians must balance their desire to honor patient autonomy against a concern of inflicting psychological harm...
  11. pmc Minor cognitive impairments in cancer patients magnify the effect of caregiver preferences on end-of-life care
    Xin Gao
    Center for Psychosocial Epidemiology and Outcomes Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 45:650-9. 2013
    ..Cognitive impairment commonly affects cancer patients...
  12. pmc United states acculturation and cancer patients' end-of-life care
    Alexi A Wright
    Department of Medical Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e58663. 2013
    ..Culture shapes how people understand illness and death, but few studies examine whether acculturation influences patients' end-of-life treatment preferences and medical care...
  13. ncbi Predicting life expectancy in patients with advanced incurable cancer: a review
    Monica Krishnan
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Support Oncol 11:68-74. 2013
    ..This review examines tools utilized to predict life expectancy for patients with advanced, incurable cancer...
  14. doi Oncogenic mutations in cervical cancer: genomic differences between adenocarcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas of the cervix
    Alexi A Wright
    Department of Medical Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Centers for Outcomes and Policy Research and Psychosocial Epidemiology and Outcomes Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts
    Cancer 119:3776-83. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to describe the most common oncogenic mutations in cervical cancers and to explore genomic differences between the 2 most common histologic subtypes: adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma...
  15. pmc A qualitative analysis of factors influencing HPV vaccine uptake in Soweto, South Africa among adolescents and their caregivers
    Ingrid T Katz
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Global Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e72094. 2013
    ..Given the importance of psycho-social forces in vaccine uptake, we sought to elucidate factors influencing HPV vaccination among a sample of low-income South African adolescents receiving the vaccine for the first time in Soweto...
  16. ncbi Letting go of the rope--aggressive treatment, hospice care, and open access
    Alexi A Wright
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 357:324-7. 2007