Alexia M Torke

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Affiliation: Indiana University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Rethinking the ethical framework for surrogate decision making: a qualitative study of physicians
    Alexia M Torke
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute, USA
    J Clin Ethics 19:110-9. 2008
  2. pmc Caregiver perspectives on cancer screening for persons with dementia: "why put them through it?"
    Alexia M Torke
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:1309-14. 2013
  3. pmc Older adults and forgoing cancer screening: "I think it would be strange"
    Alexia M Torke
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    JAMA Intern Med 173:526-31. 2013
  4. pmc Communicating with clinicians: the experiences of surrogate decision-makers for hospitalized older adults
    Alexia M Torke
    Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute, Inc, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:1401-7. 2012
  5. pmc A conceptual model of the role of communication in surrogate decision making for hospitalized adults
    Alexia M Torke
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 87:54-61. 2012
  6. pmc Timing of do-not-resuscitate orders for hospitalized older adults who require a surrogate decision-maker
    Alexia M Torke
    Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:1326-31. 2011
  7. pmc Palliative care for patients with dementia: a national survey
    Alexia M Torke
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:2114-21. 2010
  8. pmc Physicians' views on the importance of patient preferences in surrogate decision-making
    Alexia M Torke
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:533-8. 2010
  9. pmc Physicians' experience with surrogate decision making for hospitalized adults
    Alexia M Torke
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:1023-8. 2009
  10. pmc Substituted judgment: the limitations of autonomy in surrogate decision making
    Alexia M Torke
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indianapolis, IN, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1514-7. 2008

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  1. ncbi request reprint Rethinking the ethical framework for surrogate decision making: a qualitative study of physicians
    Alexia M Torke
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute, USA
    J Clin Ethics 19:110-9. 2008
  2. pmc Caregiver perspectives on cancer screening for persons with dementia: "why put them through it?"
    Alexia M Torke
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:1309-14. 2013
    ..To describe the perspectives of family caregivers toward stopping cancer screening tests for their relatives with dementia and identify opportunities to reduce harmful or unnecessary screening...
  3. pmc Older adults and forgoing cancer screening: "I think it would be strange"
    Alexia M Torke
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    JAMA Intern Med 173:526-31. 2013
    ..Information on older adults' views of screening cessation would be helpful both for clinicians and for those designing interventions to reduce overscreening...
  4. pmc Communicating with clinicians: the experiences of surrogate decision-makers for hospitalized older adults
    Alexia M Torke
    Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute, Inc, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:1401-7. 2012
    ..To describe communication experiences of surrogates who had recently made a major medical decision for a hospitalized older adult...
  5. pmc A conceptual model of the role of communication in surrogate decision making for hospitalized adults
    Alexia M Torke
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 87:54-61. 2012
    ..To build a conceptual model of the role of communication in decision making, based on literature from medicine, communication studies and medical ethics...
  6. pmc Timing of do-not-resuscitate orders for hospitalized older adults who require a surrogate decision-maker
    Alexia M Torke
    Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:1326-31. 2011
    ..To examine the frequency of surrogate decisions for in-hospital do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders and the timing of DNR order entry for surrogate decisions...
  7. pmc Palliative care for patients with dementia: a national survey
    Alexia M Torke
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:2114-21. 2010
    ..To determine the extent to which hospice and nonhospice palliative care (PC) programs provide services to patients with dementia and to describe barriers and facilitators to providing nonhospice PC...
  8. pmc Physicians' views on the importance of patient preferences in surrogate decision-making
    Alexia M Torke
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:533-8. 2010
    ..To explore the degree to which physicians report reliance on patient preferences when making medical decisions for hospitalized patients lacking decisional capacity...
  9. pmc Physicians' experience with surrogate decision making for hospitalized adults
    Alexia M Torke
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:1023-8. 2009
    ..Hospitalized patients frequently lack decision-making ability, yet little is known about physicians' approaches to surrogate decision making...
  10. pmc Substituted judgment: the limitations of autonomy in surrogate decision making
    Alexia M Torke
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indianapolis, IN, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1514-7. 2008
    ..One approach provides limits on decision making using a best interest standard based on community norms. A second approach uses narrative techniques and focuses on each patient's dignity and individuality rather than his or her autonomy...
  11. pmc Validation of the Family Inpatient Communication Survey
    Alexia M Torke
    Indiana University IU Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute, Inc, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA IU Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, IU Health, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Daniel F Evans Center for Spiritual and Religious Values in Healthcare, IU Health, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Electronic address
    J Pain Symptom Manage . 2016
    ..Although many family members who make surrogate decisions report problems with communication, there is no validated instrument to accurately measure surrogate/clinician communication for older adults in the acute hospital setting...
  12. pmc Scope and outcomes of surrogate decision making among hospitalized older adults
    Alexia M Torke
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indianapolis2Regenstrief Institute, Inc, Indianapolis, Indiana3Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Indiana University, Indianapolis4Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, Indiana University Hea
    JAMA Intern Med 174:370-7. 2014
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  13. pmc The Family Navigator: A Pilot Intervention to Support Intensive Care Unit Family Surrogates
    Alexia M Torke
    Alexia M Torke is a scientist, Indiana University IU Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute, Inc, an associate professor, IU School of Medicine, Fellowship Director, Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics FCME, IU Health, and a core faculty, IU Purdue University Indianapolis IUPUI Research in Palliative and End of Life Communication and Training RESPECT Center, Indianapolis, Indiana Lucia D Wocial is a nurse ethicist, FCME, IU Health, a core faculty, IUPUI RESPECT Center, and an adjunct assistant professor, IU School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana Shelley A Johns is an assistant professor, IU School of Medicine, an affiliate faculty, FCME, IU Health, a core faculty, IUPUI RESPECT Center, and a scientist, Regenstrief Institute, Inc Greg A Sachs is a scientist, IU Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute, Inc, Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
    Am J Crit Care 25:498-507. 2016
    ..Nurses have the potential to play an expanded role in ICU communication and decision making...
  14. pmc Medical decision-making during the guardianship process for incapacitated, hospitalized adults: a descriptive cohort study
    Robin J Bandy
    Wishard Health Services, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:1003-8. 2010
    ..It is sometimes necessary for courts to appoint guardians for adult, incapacitated patients. There are few data describing how medical decisions are made for such patients before and during the guardianship process...
  15. pmc Caregiver and noncaregiver attitudes toward dementia screening
    Malaz A Boustani
    Center for Aging Research, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:681-6. 2011
    ..To compare attitudes toward dementia screening of older adults with and without an experience of dementia caregiving...
  16. pmc The patient-doctor relationship and online social networks: results of a national survey
    Gabriel T Bosslet
    Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 26:1168-74. 2011
    ..The use of online social networks (OSNs) among physicians and physicians-in-training, the extent of patient-doctor interactions within OSNs, and attitudes among these groups toward use of OSNs is not well described...
  17. doi request reprint Wishard Volunteer Advocates Program: an intervention for at-risk, incapacitated, unbefriended adults
    Robin Bandy
    Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, Indiana Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, School of Medicine, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana
    J Am Geriatr Soc 62:2171-9. 2014
    ..The volunteer advocate model provides an efficient and quality mechanism for providing unbefriended individuals with surrogates...
  18. ncbi request reprint The Quality of Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions: A Pilot Study
    Susan E Hickman
    1 Department of Community and Health Systems, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana
    J Palliat Med . 2016
    ..However, there are minimal data about the quality of POLST decisions, including whether they reflect the current preferences of well-informed patients...
  19. ncbi request reprint Futility Disputes: A Review of the Literature and Proposed Model for Dispute Navigation Through Trust Building
    Brian D Leland
    Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN, USA Department of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Critical Care, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA
    J Intensive Care Med . 2016
    ..Finally, we propose a futility dispute navigation model built upon improved communication through trust building...
  20. doi request reprint CEASE: a guide for clinicians on how to stop resuscitation efforts
    Alexia M Torke
    1 Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, Indiana
    Ann Am Thorac Soc 12:440-5. 2015
    ..Rather than a decision rule, this mnemonic represents a framework based on best evidence for when physicians are considering stopping resuscitation efforts and provides guidance on how to communicate that decision. ..
  21. doi request reprint Contemporary ethical issues in human milk-banking in the United States
    Donna J Miracle
    Rush University College of Nursing, Chicago, IL, USA
    Pediatrics 128:1186-91. 2011
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  22. doi request reprint Care Consistency With Documented Care Preferences: Methodologic Considerations for Implementing the "Measuring What Matters" Quality Indicator
    Kathleen T Unroe
    Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Regenstrief Institute, Inc, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA RESPECT Signature Center, Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Electronic address
    J Pain Symptom Manage 52:453-458. 2016
    ....
  23. pmc Religion and Spirituality in Surrogate Decision Making for Hospitalized Older Adults
    Kristin N Geros-Willfond
    Franciscan St Francis Health, Indianapolis, IN, USA
    J Relig Health 55:765-77. 2016
    ..We conclude that clinicians should attend to religious considerations due to their impact on decision making. ..
  24. doi request reprint Smoking-Related Home Oxygen Burn Injuries: Continued Cause for Alarm
    William G Carlos
    Division of Pulmonary Critical Care Allergy and Occupational Medicine, Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Ind, USA
    Respiration 91:151-5. 2016
    ..Home oxygen therapy is a mainstay of treatment for patients with various cardiopulmonary diseases. In spite of warnings against smoking while using home oxygen, many patients sustain burn injuries...
  25. ncbi request reprint The physician-surrogate relationship
    Alexia M Torke
    MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill 60637, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:1117-21. 2007
    ..We outline key issues affecting the physician-surrogate relationship and provide guidance for physicians who are making decisions with surrogates...
  26. ncbi request reprint African American patients' perspectives on medical decision making
    Alexia M Torke
    Division of General Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:525-30. 2004
    ..We sought to describe the perspectives of older African American patients in a primary care clinic as they consider a medical decision...