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.
Symptom Assessment in Patients with Advanced Cancer: Are the Most Severe Symptoms the Most Bothersome?
J Palliat Med. 2019 May 07;:
Trends in site of death and health care utilization at the end of life: a population-based cohort study.
CMAJ Open. 2019 Apr-Jun;7(2):E306-E315
Emotion And Symptom-focused Engagement (EASE): a randomized phase II trial of an integrated psychological and palliative care intervention for patients with acute leukemia.
Support Care Cancer. 2019 Apr 17;:
Thromboprophylaxis for inpatients with advanced cancer in palliative care settings: A systematic review and narrative synthesis.
Palliat Med. 2019 Mar 01;:269216319830860
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;:
Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Head, Division of Palliative Care, University Health Network