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We provide whole-person care to maximize your quality of life. Call 424-259-8160 to learn more about inpatient palliative care services. Call 424-259-7009 to schedule outpatient services or for general questions about outpatient palliative care. 

Our faculty are actively involved in research, quality improvement projects, education projects, and leadership development to help shape the future of the field of hospice and palliative medicine.

A sample of some of our published works are:

  1. Cipta AM, Pietras CJ, Weiss TE, Strouse TB. Cancer-related pain management in clinical oncology. J Community Support Oncol. 2015 Oct;13(10):347-55.

  1. Anderson WG, Puntillo K, Boyle D, Barbour S, Turner K, Cimino J, Moore E, Noort J, MacMillan J, Pearson D, Grywalski M, Liao S, Ferrell B, Meyer J, O'Neil-Page E, Cain J, Herman H, Mitchell W, Pantilat S. ICU Bedside Nurses' Involvement in Palliative Care Communication: A Multicenter Survey. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Mar;51(3):589-596.e2.

  1. D'Ambruoso SF, Coscarelli A, Hurvitz S, Wenger N, Coniglio D, Donaldson D, Pietras C, Walling AM. Use of a Shared Mental Model by a Team Composed of Oncology, Palliative Care, and Supportive Care Clinicians to Facilitate Shared Decision Making in a Patient With Advanced Cancer. J Oncol Pract. 2016 Nov;12(11):1039-1045.

  1. Li L, Sloan DH, Mehta AK, Willis G, Weaver MS, Berger AC. Life perceptions of patients receiving palliative care and experiencing psycho-social-spiritual healing. Ann Palliat Med. 2017 Jul;6(3):211-219.

  1. Walling AM, D'Ambruoso SF, Malin JL, Hurvitz S, Zisser A, Coscarelli A, Clarke R, Hackbarth A, Pietras C, Watts F, Ferrell B, Skootsky S, Wenger NS. Effect and Efficiency of an Embedded Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner in an Oncology Clinic. J Oncol Pract. 2017 Sep;13(9):e792-e799.

  1. Anderson WG, Puntillo K, Cimino J, Noort J, Pearson D, Boyle D, Grywalski M, Meyer J, O'Neil-Page E, Cain J, Herman H, Barbour S, Turner K, Moore E, Liao S, Ferrell B, Mitchell W, Edmonds K, Fairman N, Joseph D, MacMillan J, Milic MM, Miller M, Nakagawa L, O'Riordan DL, Pietras C, Thornberry K, Pantilat SZ. Palliative Care Professional Development for Critical Care Nurses: A Multicenter Program. Am J Crit Care. 2017 Sep;26(5):361-371.

  1. Cheng MJ, Smith BD, Hourigan CS, Gojo I, Pratz KW, Blackford AL, Mehta AK, Smith TJ. A Single Center Survey of Health-Related Quality of Life among Acute Myeloid Leukemia Survivors in First Complete Remission. J Palliat Med. 2017 Nov;20(11):1267-1273.

  1. Karlin D, Phung P, Pietras C. Palliative care in gynecologic oncology. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Feb;30(1):31-43.

  1. Mehta AK, Wilks S, Cheng MJ, Baker K, Berger A. Nurses' Interest in Independently Initiating End-of-Life Conversations and Palliative Care Consultations in a Suburban, Community Hospital. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2018 Mar;35(3):398-403.

  1. Mehta AK, Najjar S, May N, Shah B, Blackhall L. A Needs Assessment of Palliative Care Education among the United States Adult Neurology Residency Programs. J Palliat Med. 2018 Oct;21(10):1448-1457.

  1. Mehta AK, May N, Verga S, Fadul CE. Palliative care education in U.S. adult neuro-oncology fellowship programs. J Neurooncol. 2018 Nov;140(2):377-383.

  1. Martin EJ. Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning. JAMA. 2019 Mar 19;321(11):1051-1052.

  1. Mazanec P, Verga S, Foley H, Mehta AK. The Need for Cultural Inclusivity in Global Palliative Nursing: Caring for Selected Underserved Populations in the United States. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2019 Apr 18.

  1. Mehta AK, Blackhall L. Women Physicians in Palliative Care Leadership. J Palliat Med. 2019 Jun;22(6):615.

  1. Martin EJ, Rich SE, Jones JA, Dharmarajan KV. Communication skill frameworks: applications in radiation oncology. Ann Palliat Med. 2019 Jul;8(3):293-304.

  1. Neville TH, Agarwal N, Swinton M, Phung P, Xu X, Kao Y, Seo J, Granone MC, Hjelmhaug K, Hainje J, Pavlish C, Clarke F, Cook DJ. Improving End-of-Life Care in the Intensive Care Unit: Clinicians' Experiences with the 3 Wishes Project. J Palliat Med. 2019 Jul 25.

  1. Martin EJ, Jones JA. Characterizing Palliative Radiotherapy Education in Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship: A Survey of Fellowship Program Directors. J Palliat Med. 2019 Aug 2.

  1. Martin EJ, Jones JA. Palliative Radiotherapy Education for Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellows: A National Needs Assessment. J Palliat Med. 2019 Aug 2.

  1. Stepanyan KD, Weiss TE, Pessegueiro AM, Pietras CJ. Lessons From the Development and Implementation of a Palliative Care Elective for Fourth-Year Medical Students: A Pilot Study. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2019 Sep 2.

  1. Martin EJ, Nalawade VV, Murphy JD, Jones JA. Incorporating palliative radiotherapy education into hospice and palliative medicine fellowship training: a feasibility study. Ann Palliat Med. 2019 Sep;8(4):436-441.

  1. Yeh A, Pietras C, Wallenstein D, Hu P. Authors' Response to: Prevention is better than treatment, a different perspective on distress management after comfort care extubation. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Sep 26.

  1. Yeh A, Pietras C, Wallenstein D, Hu P. End of Life in the Neurological Intensive Care Unit: Is Extubating to Comfort Care Comfortable? J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Oct;58(4):e14-e16.