Mi Kyung Song
Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
- Patient-centered advance care planning in special patient populations: a pilot studyLinda A Briggs
Advance Care Planning, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, 1836 1910 South Avenue, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA
J Prof Nurs 20:47-58. 2004..The PC-ACP interview can be effective in promoting shared decision-making between patients and their surrogates and in producing greater satisfaction with the process of decision-making and less decisional conflict...
- Effects of end-of-life discussions on patients' affective outcomesMi Kyung Song
University of Wisconsin School of Nursing, k6 323 Clinical Science Center, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792 2455, USA
Nurs Outlook 52:118-25. 2004
- An evaluation of the Decisional Conflict Scale for measuring the quality of end-of-life decision makingMi Kyung Song
Department of Acute and Tertiary Care, School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, 3500 Victoria Street, 336 VB, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
Patient Educ Couns 61:397-404. 2006..This study examines the psychometric characteristics of the Decisional Conflict Scale (DCS) when used as a measure of patients' evaluation of their end-of-life decision-making process...
- A randomized, controlled trial to improve advance care planning among patients undergoing cardiac surgeryMi Kyung Song
Department of Acute and Tertiary Care, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
Med Care 43:1049-53. 2005..Consequently, surgical patients and their families generally have insufficient knowledge to make plans in case of life-threatening complications...
- Caring for the family of the critically ill patientKarin T Kirchhoff
School of Nursing, Clinical Science Center K6 358, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792 2455, USA
Crit Care Clin 20:453-66, ix-x. 2004..Awareness of these conditions, providing support to the families, and allowing family access to the dying individual can assist with meeting the family's desire to see their family member have a peaceful death...
- Quality of recipient-caregiver relationship and psychological distress are correlates of self-care agency after lung transplantationAnnette DeVito Dabbs
Department of Acute and Tertiary Care, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
Clin Transplant 27:113-20. 2013..Recipients with poorer caregiver relationships and greater psychological distress may need additional support to perform the self-care behaviors expected after lung transplantation...
- Clinical trials of health information technology interventions intended for patient use: unique issues and considerationsAnnette DeVito Dabbs
aSchool of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Clin Trials 10:896-906. 2013..Despite the proliferation of health information technology (IT) interventions, descriptions of the unique considerations for conducting randomized trials of health IT interventions intended for patient use are lacking...
- End-of-life decision-making confidence in surrogates of African-American dialysis patients is overly optimisticMi Kyung Song
School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
J Palliat Med 15:412-7. 2012..We examined surrogates' decision making confidence with an emphasis on its linkages to their understandings of patients' values and goals for end-of-life care...
- Exploring the meaning of chronic rejection after lung transplantation and its impact on clinical management and caregivingMi Kyung Song
School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
J Pain Symptom Manage 40:246-55. 2010..Caregivers perceived that certainty regarding poor prognosis was required for palliative care and that palliative care was end-of-life care. Consequently, trials of aggressive treatment typically precluded palliative care...
- Advance care planning after lung transplantation: a case of missed opportunitiesMi Kyung Song
Department of Acute and Tertiary Care, School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Prog Transplant 16:222-5. 2006..Incorporating timely advance care planning and integrating palliative care in the ongoing posttransplant clinical management may benefit patients, families, and clinicians as recipients approach the final stage of their illness...
- Randomized controlled trial of SPIRIT: an effective approach to preparing African-American dialysis patients and families for end of lifeMi Kyung Song
School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7460, USA
Res Nurs Health 32:260-73. 2009..We found that SPIRIT promoted communication between patients and their surrogates and was effective and well received by the participants...
- Conceptual challenges in the study of caregiver-care recipient relationshipsJennifer Hagerty Lingler
Department of Health and Community Systems, School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
Nurs Res 57:367-72. 2008..Yet, informal care dynamics are fundamentally relational and often reciprocal, and caregiving roles can be complex and overlapping...
- Composite variables: when and howMi Kyung Song
School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
Nurs Res 62:45-9. 2013..Use of composite variables is a common practice, but knowledge about what researchers should consider when creating composite variables is lacking...
- Impact of a disease-management program on symptom burden and health-related quality of life in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and their care partnersKathleen Oare Lindell
Dorothy P and Richard P Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Allergy and Critical Care Medicine Division, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Heart Lung 39:304-13. 2010..We hypothesized that participation would improve perceptions of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and decrease symptom burden...
- An update on the representational approach to patient educationHeidi Scharf Donovan
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Department of Acute and Tertiary Care, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
J Nurs Scholarsh 39:259-65. 2007..To provide an update on the representational approach to patient education...
- Risk profile for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality after lung transplantationAnnette De Vito Dabbs
Department of Acute and Tertiary Care, School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, 3500 Victoria Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
Nurs Clin North Am 43:37-53; vi. 2008....
- Characterizing daily life experience of patients on maintenance dialysisMi Kyung Song
Adult Geriatric Division, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Nephrol Dial Transplant 26:3671-7. 2011..Despite growing literature of the dialysis patients' high burden of illness and a compromised quality of life, little is known about their daily life experiences...
- The extent of informed decision-making about starting dialysis: does patients' age matter?Mi Kyung Song
Adult and Geriatric Health Division, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 7460 Carrington Hall, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599 7460, USA
J Nephrol 27:571-6. 2014..We examined elderly (≥65 years) patients' views about their decision-making experience after starting dialysis in comparison with patients aged 50-64 years, and patients ≤49 years...
- Course of illness after the onset of chronic rejection in lung transplant recipientsMi Kyung Song
School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carrington Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7460, USA
Am J Crit Care 17:246-53. 2008..Despite the overall negative impact of chronic rejection on quality of life and survival after lung transplant, the specific clinical indicators of deterioration have not been identified...
- Disconnect between emergency contacts and surrogate decision-makers in the absence of advance directivesMi Kyung Song
School of Nursing, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Palliat Med 27:789-92. 2013..If the patient's condition suddenly deteriorates, the emergency contact may be asked to make decisions that should instead fall to a designated surrogate decision-maker...
- An intervention fidelity framework for technology-based behavioral interventionsAnnette DeVito Dabbs
School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Nurs Res 60:340-7. 2011..Despite the proliferation of health technologies, descriptions of the unique considerations and practical guidance for evaluating the intervention fidelity of technology-based behavioral interventions are lacking...
- Relationships between psychosocial-spiritual well-being and end-of-life preferences and values in African American dialysis patientsMi Kyung Song
Division of Adult and Geriatric Health, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7460, USA
J Pain Symptom Manage 38:372-80. 2009..In future research, the assessment of spirituality should not be limited to its intensity or degree but extended to other dimensions...