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Association of Family Ratings of Quality of End-of-Life Care With Stopping Dialysis Treatment and Receipt of Hospice Services.

Richards CA, Hebert PL, Liu CF, Ersek M, Wachterman MW, Taylor LL, Reinke LF, O'Hare AM.

JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Oct 2;2(10):e1913115. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.13115.


Family Perceptions of Quality of End-of-Life Care for Veterans with Advanced CKD.

Richards CA, Liu CF, Hebert PL, Ersek M, Wachterman MW, Reinke LF, Taylor LL, O'Hare AM.

Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2019 Sep 6;14(9):1324-1335. doi: 10.2215/CJN.01560219. Epub 2019 Aug 29.


Comfort Measures Orders and Hospital Transfers: Insights From the OPTIMISTIC Demonstration Project.

Unroe KT, O'Kelly Phillips E, Effler S, Ersek MT, Hickman SE.

J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Oct;58(4):559-566. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.06.012. Epub 2019 Jun 21.


Top Ten Tips Palliative Care Providers Should Know About Caring for Veterans.

Way D, Ersek M, Montagnini M, Nathan S, Perry SA, Dale H, Savage JL, Luhrs CA, Shreve ST, Jones CA.

J Palliat Med. 2019 Jun;22(6):708-713. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2019.0190.


Psychometric Evaluation of the MOBID Dementia Pain Scale in U.S. Nursing Homes.

Herr K, Sefcik JS, Neradilek MB, Hilgeman MM, Nash P, Ersek M.

Pain Manag Nurs. 2019 Jun;20(3):253-260. doi: 10.1016/j.pmn.2018.11.062. Epub 2019 May 10.


Systematic Advance Care Planning and Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations of Nursing Facility Residents.

Hickman SE, Unroe KT, Ersek M, Stump TE, Tu W, Ott M, Sachs GA.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Aug;67(8):1649-1655. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15927. Epub 2019 Apr 23.


Identifying Optimal Factor Scores on the Bereaved Family Survey: Implications for Practice and Policy.

Smith D, Thorpe JM, Ersek M, Kutney-Lee A.

J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Jul;58(1):108-114. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.04.002. Epub 2019 Apr 10.


Association of Expanded VA Hospice Care With Aggressive Care and Cost for Veterans With Advanced Lung Cancer.

Mor V, Wagner TH, Levy C, Ersek M, Miller SC, Gidwani-Marszowski R, Joyce N, Faricy-Anderson K, Corneau EA, Lorenz K, Kinosian B, Shreve S.

JAMA Oncol. 2019 Jun 1;5(6):810-816. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2019.0081.


Partnership to Enhance Resident Outcomes for Community Living Center Residents With Dementia: Description of the Protocol and Preliminary Findings.

Carpenter J, Miller SC, Kolanowski AM, Karel MJ, Periyakoil VS, Lowery J, Levy C, Sales AE, Ersek M.

J Gerontol Nurs. 2019 Mar 1;45(3):21-30. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20190211-03.


Does Quality of End-of-Life Care Differ by Urban-Rural Location? A Comparison of Processes and Family Evaluations of Care in the VA.

Del Rosario C, Kutney-Lee A, Sochalski J, Ersek M.

J Rural Health. 2019 Sep;35(4):528-539. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12351. Epub 2019 Feb 11.


The experience of providing hospice care concurrent with cancer treatment in the VA.

Haverhals LM, Manheim CE, Mor V, Ersek M, Kinosian B, Lorenz KA, Faricy-Anderson KE, Gidwani-Marszowski RA, Levy C.

Support Care Cancer. 2019 Apr;27(4):1263-1270. doi: 10.1007/s00520-018-4552-z. Epub 2018 Nov 22.


Adaptation and Initial Validation of Minimum Data Set (MDS) Mortality Risk Index to MDS Version 3.0.

Niznik JD, Zhang S, Mor MK, Zhao X, Ersek M, Aspinall SL, Gellad WF, Thorpe JM, Hanlon JT, Schleiden LJ, Springer S, Thorpe CT.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 Dec;66(12):2353-2359. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15579. Epub 2018 Oct 18.


Integrative review: Persistent vocalizations among nursing home residents with dementia.

Sefcik JS, Ersek M, Hartnett SC, Cacchione PZ.

Int Psychogeriatr. 2019 May;31(5):667-683. doi: 10.1017/S1041610218001205. Epub 2018 Oct 10.


Developing a Pain Intensity Measure for Persons with Dementia: Initial Construction and Testing.

Ersek M, Herr K, Hilgeman MM, Neradilek MB, Polissar N, Cook KF, Nash P, Snow AL, McDarby M, Nelson FX.

Pain Med. 2019 Jun 1;20(6):1078-1092. doi: 10.1093/pm/pny180.


Psychometric Evaluation of a Pain Intensity Measure for Persons with Dementia.

Ersek M, Neradilek MB, Herr K, Hilgeman MM, Nash P, Polissar N, Nelson FX.

Pain Med. 2019 Jun 1;20(6):1093-1104. doi: 10.1093/pm/pny166.


The Hospice and Palliative Care Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Workforce: Results of a National Survey.

Pawlow P, Dahlin C, Doherty CL, Ersek M.

J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2018 Aug;20(4):349-357. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000449.


Surrogates' experiences of engaging in Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment discussions for persons with advanced dementia.

Kim H, Bradway C, Hickman SE, Ersek M.

J Am Assoc Nurse Pract. 2018 Feb;30(2):69-77. doi: 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000024.


Care in Nursing Facilities after Palliative Consult.

Carpenter JG, Berry PH, Ersek M.

J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2018 Apr;20(2):153-159. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000420.


Exploring provider-surrogate communication during POLST discussions for individuals with advanced dementia.

Kim H, Bradway C, Hickman SE, Ersek M.

Aging Ment Health. 2019 Jun;23(6):781-791. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2018.1452899. Epub 2018 Apr 2.


Correction to: Implementing goals of care conversations with veterans in VA long-term care setting: a mixed methods protocol.

Sales AE, Ersek M, Intrator OK, Levy C, Carpenter JG, Hogikyan R, Kales HC, Landis-Lewis Z, Olsan T, Miller SC, Montagnini M, Periyakoil VS, Reder S.

Implement Sci. 2018 Feb 9;13(1):29. doi: 10.1186/s13012-018-0724-y.


Case-Mix Adjustment of the Bereaved Family Survey.

Kutney-Lee A, Carpenter J, Smith D, Thorpe J, Tudose A, Ersek M.

Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2018 Jul;35(7):1015-1022. doi: 10.1177/1049909117752669. Epub 2018 Jan 11.


Stakeholder Perspectives on the Optimizing Patient Transfers, Impacting Medical Quality, and Improving Symptoms: Transforming Institutional Care (OPTIMISTIC) Project.

Ersek M, Hickman SE, Thomas AC, Bernard B, Unroe KT.

Gerontologist. 2018 Nov 3;58(6):1177-1187. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnx155.


Factors Associated With the Use of U.S. Community-Based Palliative Care for Children With Life-Limiting or Life-Threatening Illnesses and Their Families: An Integrative Review.

Boyden JY, Curley MAQ, Deatrick JA, Ersek M.

J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Jan;55(1):117-131. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.04.017. Epub 2017 Aug 12. Review.


The Physical and Cognitive Performance Test for Residents in Assisted Living Facilities.

Bowen ME, Rowe M, Ersek M, Ibrahim S, Shea JA.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Jul;65(7):1543-1548. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14932. Epub 2017 May 8.


Associations between Timing of Palliative Care Consults and Family Evaluation of Care for Veterans Who Die in a Hospice/Palliative Care Unit.

Carpenter JG, McDarby M, Smith D, Johnson M, Thorpe J, Ersek M.

J Palliat Med. 2017 Jul;20(7):745-751. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2016.0477. Epub 2017 May 4.


Nursing home care trajectories for older adults following in-hospital palliative care consultation.

Carpenter JG, Berry PH, Ersek M.

Geriatr Nurs. 2017 Nov - Dec;38(6):531-536. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2017.03.016. Epub 2017 Apr 28.


Association between aggressive care and bereaved families' evaluation of end-of-life care for veterans with non-small cell lung cancer who died in Veterans Affairs facilities.

Ersek M, Miller SC, Wagner TH, Thorpe JM, Smith D, Levy CR, Gidwani R, Faricy-Anderson K, Lorenz KA, Kinosian B, Mor V.

Cancer. 2017 Aug 15;123(16):3186-3194. doi: 10.1002/cncr.30700. Epub 2017 Apr 17.


Implementing goals of care conversations with veterans in VA long-term care setting: a mixed methods protocol.

Sales AE, Ersek M, Intrator OK, Levy C, Carpenter JG, Hogikyan R, Kales HC, Landis-Lewis Z, Olsan T, Miller SC, Montagnini M, Periyakoil VS, Reder S.

Implement Sci. 2016 Sep 29;11(1):132. doi: 10.1186/s13012-016-0497-0. Erratum in: Implement Sci. 2018 Feb 9;13(1):29.


An Interim Analysis of an Advance Care Planning Intervention in the Nursing Home Setting.

Hickman SE, Unroe KT, Ersek MT, Buente B, Nazir A, Sachs GA.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Nov;64(11):2385-2392. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14463. Epub 2016 Sep 27.


Race/Ethnicity and End-of-Life Care Among Veterans.

Kutney-Lee A, Smith D, Thorpe J, Del Rosario C, Ibrahim S, Ersek M.

Med Care. 2017 Apr;55(4):342-351. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000637.


Quality of End-of-Life Care Provided to Patients With Different Serious Illnesses.

Wachterman MW, Pilver C, Smith D, Ersek M, Lipsitz SR, Keating NL.

JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Aug 1;176(8):1095-102. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.1200.


Rationale and Design of the Randomized Evaluation of Default Access to Palliative Services (REDAPS) Trial.

Courtright KR, Madden V, Gabler NB, Cooney E, Small DS, Troxel A, Casarett D, Ersek M, Cassel JB, Nicholas LH, Escobar G, Hill SH, O'Brien D, Vogel M, Halpern SD.

Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Sep;13(9):1629-39. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201604-308OT.


Gap between Recommendations and Practice of Palliative Care and Hospice in Cancer Patients.

Gidwani R, Joyce N, Kinosian B, Faricy-Anderson K, Levy C, Miller SC, Ersek M, Wagner T, Mor V.

J Palliat Med. 2016 Sep;19(9):957-63. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2015.0514. Epub 2016 May 26.


Pain Management Algorithms for Implementing Best Practices in Nursing Homes: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial.

Ersek M, Neradilek MB, Herr K, Jablonski A, Polissar N, Du Pen A.

J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2016 Apr 1;17(4):348-56. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2016.01.001. Epub 2016 Feb 17.


The rise of concurrent care for veterans with advanced cancer at the end of life.

Mor V, Joyce NR, Coté DL, Gidwani RA, Ersek M, Levy CR, Faricy-Anderson KE, Miller SC, Wagner TH, Kinosian BP, Lorenz KA, Shreve ST.

Cancer. 2016 Mar 1;122(5):782-90. doi: 10.1002/cncr.29827. Epub 2015 Dec 15.


Does Mode of Survey Administration Matter? Using Measurement Invariance to Validate the Mail and Telephone Versions of the Bereaved Family Survey.

Thorpe JM, Smith D, Kuzla N, Scott L, Ersek M.

J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Mar;51(3):546-56. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2015.11.006. Epub 2015 Nov 24.


Apathy in Frontotemporal Degeneration: Neuroanatomical Evidence of Impaired Goal-directed Behavior.

Massimo L, Powers JP, Evans LK, McMillan CT, Rascovsky K, Eslinger P, Ersek M, Irwin DJ, Grossman M.

Front Hum Neurosci. 2015 Nov 10;9:611. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00611. eCollection 2015.


Methodological Research Priorities in Palliative Care and Hospice Quality Measurement.

Dy SM, Herr K, Bernacki RE, Kamal AH, Walling AM, Ersek M, Norton SA.

J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Feb;51(2):155-62. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2015.10.019. Epub 2015 Nov 17.


Exploring Nonresponse Bias in the Department of Veterans Affairs' Bereaved Family Survey.

Smith D, Kuzla N, Thorpe J, Scott L, Ersek M.

J Palliat Med. 2015 Oct;18(10):858-64. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2015.0050. Epub 2015 Jul 14.


Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment for nursing home residents with dementia.

Kim H, Ersek M, Bradway C, Hickman SE.

J Am Assoc Nurse Pract. 2015 Nov;27(11):606-14. doi: 10.1002/2327-6924.12258. Epub 2015 Apr 17.


Exploring End-of-Life Care in Veterans Affairs Community Living Centers.

Ersek M, Thorpe J, Kim H, Thomasson A, Smith D.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Apr;63(4):644-50. doi: 10.1111/jgs.13348. Epub 2015 Mar 25.


Mistrust, misperceptions, and miscommunication: a qualitative study of preferences about kidney transplantation among African Americans.

Wachterman MW, McCarthy EP, Marcantonio ER, Ersek M.

Transplant Proc. 2015 Mar;47(2):240-6. doi: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2015.01.016.


The IOM report on dying in America: a call to action for nursing homes.

Unroe KT, Ersek M, Cagle J.

J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2015 Feb;16(2):90-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2014.11.010. Epub 2014 Dec 12. No abstract available.


Same agency, different teams: perspectives from home and inpatient hospice care.

Lysaght Hurley S, Barg FK, Strumpf N, Ersek M.

Qual Health Res. 2015 Jul;25(7):923-31. doi: 10.1177/1049732314554091. Epub 2014 Oct 7.


Organization of nursing and quality of care for veterans at the end of life.

Kutney-Lee A, Brennan CW, Meterko M, Ersek M.

J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Mar;49(3):570-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2014.07.002. Epub 2014 Aug 10.


Family involvement at the end-of-life and receipt of quality care.

Sudore RL, Casarett D, Smith D, Richardson DM, Ersek M.

J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Dec;48(6):1108-16. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2014.04.001. Epub 2014 May 2.


A mixed-methods approach to investigating the adoption of evidence-based pain practices in nursing homes.

Ersek M, Jablonski A.

J Gerontol Nurs. 2014 Jul;40(7):52-60. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20140311-01. Epub 2014 Mar 18.


Not quite seamless: transitions between home and inpatient hospice.

Lysaght Hurley S, Strumpf N, Barg FK, Ersek M.

J Palliat Med. 2014 Apr;17(4):428-34. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2013.0359. Epub 2014 Mar 4.


Relationship between persistent pain and 5-year mortality: a population-based prospective cohort study.

Shega JW, Andrew M, Kotwal A, Lau DT, Herr K, Ersek M, Weiner DK, Chin MH, Dale W.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Dec;61(12):2135-41. doi: 10.1111/jgs.12554. Epub 2013 Dec 9.


Outcomes of feeding problems in advanced dementia in a nursing home population.

Hanson LC, Ersek M, Lin FC, Carey TS.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Oct;61(10):1692-7. doi: 10.1111/jgs.12448. Epub 2013 Sep 19.

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