Virginia P Tilden
Affiliation: Oregon Health and Science University
- Sampling challenges in end-of-life research: case-finding for family informantsVirginia P Tilden
School of Nursing, Center for Ethics in Health Care, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland 97210 3098, USA
Nurs Res 51:66-9. 2002..Although families of decedents are rich sources of research data, they are underutilized, most likely due to the access difficulties they present to investigators...
- Measurement of quality of care and quality of life at the end of lifeVirginia P Tilden
Center for Ethics in Health Care, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97201 3098, USA
Gerontologist 42:71-80. 2002..Consumers and providers demand better indicators for quality of care and quality of life at the end of life. This article presents recommendations for advancing the science of measurement at end of life...
- Men as caregivers at the end of lifeErik K Fromme
Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, School of Medicine, Center for Ethics in Health Care, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA
J Palliat Med 8:1167-75. 2005..Few studies have focused on men as caregivers at the end-of-life. The objective of this secondary data analysis was to examine the experiences of men involved in end-of-life caregiving, focusing on caregiver strain...
- Family perceptions of worry, symptoms, and suffering in the dyingSusan E Hickman
School of Nursing, Center for Ethics in Health Care, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA
J Palliat Care 20:20-7. 2004..Findings suggest that worries, irrespective of the level of current symptoms, play an important role in the suffering of dying patients, and that treatment plans for the terminally ill should routinely explore both symptoms and worries...
- Increased family reports of pain or distress in dying Oregonians: 1996 to 2002Erik K Fromme
Division of General Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Palliative Care Research Program, Center for Ethics in Health Care, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA
J Palliat Med 7:431-42. 2004....
- Out-of-hospital death: advance care planning, decedent symptoms, and caregiver burdenVirginia P Tilden
School of Nursing, and Center for Ethics in Health Care, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 52:532-9. 2004..To examine the end-of-life experiences of elderly decedents dying out of the hospital and their family caregivers in a state in which the vast majority of Medicare deaths occur in community settings...
- Trends in opioid use over time: 1997 to 1999Susan W Tolle
Center for Ethics in Health Care, and Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, School of Nursing, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon97239 3098, USA
J Palliat Med 7:39-45. 2004..These findings suggest that ARCOS data do not necessarily provide information about opioid use for specific subpopulations of patients and raise questions about the meaning of observed increases in ARCOS data...
- Changing end-of-life planning: the Oregon experienceSusan W Tolle
Center for Ethics in Health Care, Oregon Health and Science University, UHN 86, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97201 3098, USA
J Palliat Med 5:311-7. 2002..However, with enough time, a sustained effort, and a broad coalition of partners, profound change is possible...
- Complementary and alternative therapy use at end-of-life in community settingsVirginia P Tilden
College of Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198 5330, USA
J Altern Complement Med 10:811-7. 2004..To investigate the prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use by an end-of- life population...
- Life support withdrawal: communication and conflictSally A Norton
Center for Clinical Research on Aging, University of Rochester School of Nursing, Rochester, NY, USA
Am J Crit Care 12:548-55. 2003..Yet communication can be particularly difficult during stressful situations such as when a family member is critically ill. This is especially the case when families are faced with choices about forgoing life-sustaining treatment...