Our research team is studying theoretical, empirical and methodological aspects of measuring the effectiveness of specialized palliative care. This involves developing and testing potential models for the provision of palliative care, as well as validating existing measures of palliative care effectiveness and creating new ones. A particular focus is the early involvement of palliative care services in the outpatient setting. This research is funded by the Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
Comparison of Palliative Care Interventions for Cancer versus Heart Failure Patients: A Secondary Analysis of a Systematic Review.
J Palliat Med. 2019 Feb 14;:
J Psychosom Res. 2019 Jan;116:93-99
Measuring the quality of dying and death in advanced cancer: Item characteristics and factor structure of the Quality of Dying and Death Questionnaire.
Palliat Med. 2018 Dec 18;:269216318819607
Support Care Cancer. 2018 Dec 08;:
J Palliat Med. 2018 Nov;21(11):1542-1543
Lancet Oncol. 2018 Oct 17;:
The Experience of Medical Communication in Adults with Acute Leukemia: Impact of Age and Attachment Security.
Psychooncology. 2018 Oct 12;:
Improving patient and caregiver outcomes in oncology: Team-based, timely, and targeted palliative care.
CA Cancer J Clin. 2018 Sep 13;:
J Glob Oncol. 2018 Sep;(4):1-10
Effects of shared decision making on distress and healthcare utilization among patients with lung cancer: a systematic review.
J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Aug 23;:
Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Head, Division of Palliative Care, University Health Network