Affiliation: University of Kentucky
- Exploring oral literacy in communication with hospice caregiversElaine Wittenberg-Lyles
Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA Department of Communication, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA Electronic address
J Pain Symptom Manage 46:731-6. 2013..Low oral literacy has been identified as a barrier to pain management for informal caregivers who receive verbal instructions on pain medication and pain protocols...
- Oncology nurse communication barriers to patient-centered careElaine Wittenberg-Lyles
Department of Communication, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA
Clin J Oncol Nurs 17:152-8. 2013..Therefore, the authors of this article created the COMFORT communication training protocol, and key concepts and resources for nurse communication training through COMFORT are detailed in this article...
- Family caregiver participation in hospice interdisciplinary team meetings: how does it affect the nature and content of communication?Elaine Wittenberg-Lyles
Markey Cancer Center and Department of Communication, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0509, USA
Health Commun 28:110-8. 2013..Implications for family participation in hospice team meetings are highlighted...
- Targeting communication interventions to decrease caregiver burdenElaine Wittenberg-Lyles
University of Kentucky, Markey Cancer Center and Department of Communication, Lexington, KY 40506 0509, USA
Semin Oncol Nurs 28:262-70. 2012..To describe family communication patterns that give shape to four types of family caregivers: Manager, Carrier, Partner, and Loner...
- Assessing the readiness of hospice volunteers to utilize technologyElaine Wittenberg-Lyles
Markey Cancer Center, Lexington, KY, USA
Am J Hosp Palliat Care 29:476-82. 2012..Several areas are identified for development and integration of advanced technology in volunteer programs. Future research is needed to ease technology implementation and increase volunteer acceptance...
- Conveying empathy to hospice family caregivers: team responses to caregiver empathic communicationElaine Wittenberg-Lyles
Markey Cancer Center, Department of Communication, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0509, USA
Patient Educ Couns 89:31-7. 2012..The goal of this study was to explore empathic communication opportunities presented by family caregivers and responses from interdisciplinary hospice team members...
- Stress variances among informal hospice caregiversElaine Wittenberg-Lyles
University of Kentucky, Markey Cancer Center, Lexington, Kentucky 40506 0509, USA
Qual Health Res 22:1114-25. 2012..Family members who assume the role of primary caregiver for a dying loved one need to be routinely assessed by hospice providers for customized interventions...
- Using medical words with family caregiversElaine Wittenberg-Lyles
1 Markey Cancer Center, Department of Communication, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
J Palliat Med 16:1135-9. 2013..Although there is poor communication about pain management between informal caregivers and hospice providers, little research has examined these interactions...
- Palliative care communication in oncology nursingJoy Goldsmith
Department of Communication, Young Harris College, Georgia, USA
Clin J Oncol Nurs 17:163-7. 2013....
- Qualitative evaluation of a problem-solving intervention for informal hospice caregiversKarla T Washington
Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
Palliat Med 26:1018-24. 2012..Although quite limited, problem-solving interventions with this population have garnered empirical support for improved caregiver well-being...
- The practical nurse: a case for COMFORT communication trainingElaine Wittenberg-Lyles
Markey Cancer Center, Department of Communication, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
Am J Hosp Palliat Care 30:162-6. 2013..This study shows promise for the feasibility and utilization of the COMFORT curriculum for nurse communication training. Further research should address the nurse's ability to perform COMFORT communication skills in the clinical setting...