End-of-life Conversations Research

New England Journal of Medicine  

Patients’ Expectations about Effects of Chemotherapy for Advanced Cancer

Archives of Internal Medicine 
Abandonment at the End of Life From Patient, Caregiver, Nurse, and Physician Perspectives (Loss of Continuity and Lack of Closure)

Archives of Internal Medicine
Discussions With Physicians About Hospice Among Patients With Metastatic Lung Cancer

Annals of Oncology. 
Use of chemotherapy at end of life in oncology patients.
2009 Sep;20(9):1555-9. Epub 2009 May 25

Journal of Clinical Oncology
American Society of Clinical Oncology Statement: Toward Individualized Care for Patients With Advanced Cancer 

Journal of Clinical Oncology
Place of Death: Correlations With Quality of Life of Patients With Cancer and Predictors of Bereaved Caregivers' Mental Health

Journal of Clinical Oncology 
End-of-Life Discussions, Goal Attainment, and Distress at the End of Life: Predictors and Outcomes of Receipt of Care Consistent With Preferences

Journal of Clinical Oncology 
Paradoxes in Advance Care Planning: The Complex Relationship of Oncology Patients, Their Physicians, and Advance Medical Directives

Archives of Internal Medicine 
Health Care Costs in the Last Week of Life: Associations With End-of-Life Conversations

Archives of Internal Medicine 
Efficacy of Communication Skills Training for Giving Bad News and Discussing Transitions to Palliative Care

Physician factors associated with discussions about end-of-life care. 
2010 Feb 15;116(4):998-1006.

Journal of American Medical Association 
Associations Between End-of-Life Discussions, Patient Mental Health, Medical Care Near Death, and Caregiver Bereavement Adjustment 
JAMA. 2010;303(22):2251.

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