Linda Ganzini

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint 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
  2. ncbi request reprint 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
  3. ncbi request reprint 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
  4. ncbi request reprint 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
  5. pmc Trust is the basis for effective suicide risk screening and assessment in veterans
    Linda Ganzini
    Portland Center for the Study of Chronic, Comorbid Physical and Mental Disorders, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR 97207, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:1215-21. 2013
  6. doi request reprint 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
  7. ncbi request reprint 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
  8. 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
  9. doi request reprint Prevalence and natural history of neuropsychiatric syndromes in veteran hospice patients
    Elizabeth R Goy
    Mental Health Division and Health Services Research and Development Program, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland, Oregon 97207, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 41:394-401. 2011
  10. 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

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Publications50

  1. doi request reprint 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)...
  2. ncbi request reprint 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...
  3. ncbi request reprint 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...
  4. ncbi request reprint 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...
  5. pmc Trust is the basis for effective suicide risk screening and assessment in veterans
    Linda Ganzini
    Portland Center for the Study of Chronic, Comorbid Physical and Mental Disorders, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR 97207, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:1215-21. 2013
    ..Many VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) are using brief suicidal ideation screens, administered in non-mental health ambulatory care settings, as the first step in the assessment process...
  6. doi request reprint 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...
  7. ncbi request reprint 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...
  8. 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...
  9. doi request reprint Prevalence and natural history of neuropsychiatric syndromes in veteran hospice patients
    Elizabeth R Goy
    Mental Health Division and Health Services Research and Development Program, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland, Oregon 97207, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 41:394-401. 2011
    ..Prospective studies are needed to adequately describe the overall impact of neuropsychiatric syndromes on the course of hospice enrollment in outpatient settings...
  10. 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...
  11. doi request reprint 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...
  12. ncbi request reprint 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
  13. pmc What the heck is a "nodule"? A qualitative study of veterans with pulmonary nodules
    Christopher G Slatore
    Health Services Research and Development, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland, OR, USA
    Ann Am Thorac Soc 10:330-5. 2013
    ..The psychosocial outcomes associated with incidental nodule detection in general practice settings are virtually unknown...
  14. pmc Communication by nurses in the intensive care unit: qualitative analysis of domains of patient-centered care
    Christopher G Slatore
    Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Oregon, USA
    Am J Crit Care 21:410-8. 2012
    ..High-quality communication is a key determinant and facilitator of patient-centered care. Nurses engage in most of the communication with patients and patients' families in the intensive care unit...
  15. doi request reprint Medical student views on interactions with pharmaceutical representatives
    Linda Ganzini
    Portland Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA
    Acad Psychiatry 36:183-7. 2012
    ..The Dean convened a workgroup to examine the issue, and faculty, residents, and medical students were surveyed on their views and interactions. Authors present here the responses from medical students...
  16. doi request reprint 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...
  17. ncbi request reprint 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...
  18. doi request reprint Delirium and decisional incapacity in veterans with schizophrenia and medical illness
    Linda Ganzini
    Mental Health Division, Portland VAMC, P O Box 1034, Portland, OR 97207, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 34:506-9. 2012
    ..The objective was to examine the characteristics of Veterans with schizophrenia admitted for nonpsychiatric hospitalizations...
  19. pmc Sleep quality and its association with delirium among veterans enrolled in hospice
    Christopher G Slatore
    Health Services Research and Development, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:317-26. 2012
    ..The objectives of this study were to describe sleep quality and evaluate the association of sleep quality with delirium onset among patients enrolled in hospice...
  20. doi request reprint 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...
  21. ncbi request reprint 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...
  22. ncbi request reprint 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...
  23. ncbi request reprint 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
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  24. ncbi request reprint 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...
  25. ncbi request reprint 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...
  26. doi request reprint Comparison of health service use among veterans with methamphetamine versus alcohol use disorders
    Benjamin J Morasco
    From the Mental Health and Clinical Neurosciences Division BJM, MEO, LG, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, Oregon Department of Psychiatry BJM, MEO, LG, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon Portland Center for the Study of Chronic Comorbid Mental and Physical Disorders BJM, MEO, JPD, LG, Health Services Research and Development, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, Oregon
    J Addict Med 8:47-52. 2014
    ..The goal of this study was to describe health service use among veterans with MUD relative to a group of veterans with an alcohol use disorder (AUD)...
  27. doi request reprint Quality of death and dying in patients who request physician-assisted death
    Kathryn A Smith
    School of Nursing, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA
    J Palliat Med 14:445-50. 2011
    ..Physician-assisted death (PAD) was legalized in 1997 by Oregon's Death with Dignity Act (ODDA). Through 2009, 460 Oregonians have died by lethal prescription under the ODDA...
  28. doi request reprint 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...
  29. ncbi request reprint 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
  30. doi request reprint Decision making among Veterans with incidental pulmonary nodules: a qualitative analysis
    Christopher G Slatore
    Health Services Research and Development, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR, USA Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR, USA Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA Electronic address
    Respir Med 109:532-9. 2015
    ..We explored Veterans' perceptions of decision making with regards to an incidentally-detected pulmonary nodule...
  31. doi request reprint 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...
  32. 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...
  33. ncbi request reprint 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...
  34. ncbi request reprint A psychiatrist in hospice
    Alan Morgenstern
    Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA
    Palliat Support Care 1:89-92. 2003
  35. pmc 'I still don't know diddly': a longitudinal qualitative study of patients' knowledge and distress while undergoing evaluation of incidental pulmonary nodules
    Donald R Sullivan
    1 Health Services Research and Development, Veterans Affairs Portland Health Care System, Portland, OR, USA 2 Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA
    NPJ Prim Care Respir Med 25:15028. 2015
    ..The lengthy period for active pulmonary nodule surveillance, often several years, is unique among cancer regimens. The psychosocial impact of longitudinal incidental nodule follow-up, however, has not been described...
  36. doi request reprint Predictors of pursuit of physician-assisted death
    Kathryn A Smith
    Health and Counseling Center, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 49:555-61. 2015
    ..Through 2013, 1173 Oregonians have received a prescription under the Death with Dignity Act and 752 have died after taking the prescribed medication in Oregon...
  37. doi request reprint Brief assessment for suicidal ideation in OEF/OIF veterans with positive depression screens
    Steven K Dobscha
    Portland Center for the Study of Chronic, Comorbid Physical and Mental Disorders, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland, OR 97207, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 35:272-8. 2013
    ..We describe processes, rates, and patient and system correlates of brief structured assessments (BSAs) for suicidal ideation among Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) veterans with positive depression screens...
  38. doi request reprint 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...
  39. ncbi request reprint 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...
  40. ncbi request reprint 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...
  41. doi request reprint Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of methylphenidate for the treatment of depression in SSRI-treated cancer patients receiving palliative care
    Donald R Sullivan
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA
    Psychooncology . 2016
    ..To determine the effectiveness of methylphenidate for depression treatment in patients with advanced cancer...
  42. doi request reprint Identifying predictors of hospice eligibility in patients with Parkinson disease
    Elizabeth R Goy
    Mental Health Division, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland, OR, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 32:29-33. 2015
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint 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...
  44. ncbi request reprint 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...
  45. 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...
  46. ncbi request reprint 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...
  47. ncbi request reprint 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...
  48. doi request reprint Family members' views on the benefits of harp music vigils for terminally-ill or dying loved ones
    Linda Ganzini
    Health Services Research and Development, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland, OR
    Palliat Support Care 13:41-4. 2015
    ..Music-thanatology is a palliative modality that uses harp and voice to provide bedside vigils, particularly for terminally ill or actively dying. We sought to determine the benefits of music vigils for terminally ill patients...
  49. ncbi request reprint 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...
  50. ncbi request reprint 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...