Publications

Pain vs Overdose: Hospitalists Are Caught in the Middle, Medscape, August 2016

Top facts primary care physicians need to know about hospice care, Medical Economics, July 2016

Unconscious Bias Requires Concentration, Consistent Effort from ProviderAmerican Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Quarterly Newsletter, Summer 2016

PAs, NPs Seizing Key Leadership Roles in HM Groups, Health SystemsThe Hospitalist Magazine, An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine, July 2016

How to avoid the corrosive effects of physician burnoutMedical Economics, April 2016

Research Shows Link Between EHR and Physician BurnoutThe Hospitalist Magazine, An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine, April 2016

What Can Therapeutic Gardens Offer to Intensive Care Unit Family Visitors?Society for Critical Care Medicine Critical Connections Magazine Online, February 2016

Hospital Medicine Flourishing Around the WorldThe Hospitalist Magazine, An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine, November, 2015

Post-Acute Patient Care New Frontier for HospitalistsThe Hospitalist Magazine, An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine, July, 2015

Hospice Gardens Bring Patients Closer To Nature Environments for Aging, April 2015

Hospitalists’ Responsibility, Role in Readmission PreventionThe Hospitalist Magazine, An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine, April, 2015

Gardens Enhance Quality of Life, Therapeutic Opportunities in Senior CommunitiesLeadingAge Magazine, March/April 2015

Hospitalists’ Role in Health Reform EvolvesThe Hospitalist Magazine, An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine, December, 2014

Hospitalist Tips for Talking to Seriously Ill PatientsThe Hospitalist Magazine, An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine, December, 2014

Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Plants With Purpose, Healthcare Design Magazine, November 2014

A Call to Action: The IOM Report, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Quarterly Newsletter, Winter 2014

Disparities, Diversity, and Palliative CareAmerican Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Quarterly Newsletter, Summer 2014  

Stress, Burnout and Self-care Strategies for Hospice and Palliative PhysiciansAmerican Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Quarterly Newsletter, Spring 2014 

Hospice medical directors confront demands of heightened regulationAmerican Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Quarterly Newsletter, Fall 2013

AAHPM Recommends 5 Things Physicians and Patients Should Question in Hospice and Palliative MedicineAmerican Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Quarterly Newsletter, Spring 2013

The Flutter, The Hospice House Network (2013 to Present)

In Depth Report on Hospice EligibilityThe Hospice Compliance Letter is a monthly publication by Weatherbee Resources for members of the Hospice Compliance Network, January 2011

“What Does End-of-Life Care Mean to you… and Your Patient?” RenaLink, Spring 2007

“Improving End-of-Life Care: California Nursing Home Projects Target Communications, Patient Preferences,” Future Age, September/October 2005, pp. 40-43

“VA Transforms End-of-Life Care for Veterans”, a report issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, 2005

“Doctors to the dying: Helping patients at the end becomes a growing specialty.” American Medical News, January 26, 2004

“Personal Best” (about photo artist Jim Goldberg), Hospice Magazine (National Hospice Organization), Winter 1996

“Dying Well Expresses What I Have Witnessed Most Consistently" (about Missoula, MT, demonstration project), Hospice Magazine (National Hospice Organization), Spring 1997

“Improving Care at the End of Life: What Has the Kevorkian Case Taught Us?” A Special Supplement to Advances, Issue 2, 1999, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Anesthesiology News and Pain Medicine News:

“Fast Response is Key to Partnering with the Emergency Department”; co-authored with Diane E. Meier, MD, Notes from the Field, Journal of Palliative Medicine, 10(3): 2007

The Hospitalist Magazine:

NewsLine, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, VA: