Research Papers

Research Papers - Peer Reviewed

  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. doi: 10.1200/JOP.2016.013722. PMCID: PMC5455417.
  2. Walling AM, Ahluwalia SC, Wenger NS, Booth M, Roth CP, Lorenz K, Kanwal F, Dy S, Asch SM; Palliative Care Cirrhosis Quality Expert Panel.  Palliative Care Quality Indicators for Patients with End-Stage Liver Disease Due to Cirrhosis. Dig Dis Sci. 2017 Jan;62(1):84-92. doi: 10.1007/s10620-016-4339-3. PMCID: PMC5384571.
  3. Walling AM, Beron PJ, Kaprealian T, Kupelian PA, Wenger NS, McCloskey SA, King CR, Steinberg M.  Considerations for Quality Improvement in Radiation Oncology Therapy for Patients with Uncomplicated Painful Bone Metastases. J Palliat Med. 2017 Feb 23. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2016.0339. [Epub ahead of print]. PMCID: PMC5421511.
  4. Bekelman DB, Johnson-Koenke R, Ahluwalia SC, Walling AM, Peterson J, Sudore RL.  Development and Feasibility of a Structured Goals of Care Communication Guide. J Palliat Med. 2017 Sep;20(9):1004-1012. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2016.0383. PMCID: PMC5576094.
  5. 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. doi: 10.1200/JOP.2017.020990.  “Special Issue on End of Life Care.”
  6. Patel AA, Walling AM, Ricks-Oddie J, May FP, Saab S, Wenger N.  Palliative Care and Health Care Utilization for Patients with End-Stage Liver Disease at the End of Life. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Oct;15(10):1612-1619.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2017.01.030. PMCID: PMC5544588.
  7. Dy SM, Al Hamayel NA, Hannum SM, Sharma R, Isenberg SR, Kuchinad K, Zhu J, Smith K, Lorenz KA, Kamal AH, Walling AM, Weaver SJ.  A Survey to Evaluate Facilitators and Barriers to Quality Measurement and Improvement: Adapting Tools for Implementation Research in Palliative Care Programs. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Dec;54(6):806-814. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.06.008. PMCID: PMC5705262.
  8. O’Hanlon CE, Walling AM, Okeke E, Stevenson S, Wenger NS.  A Framework to Guide Economic Analysis of Advance Care Planning. J Palliat Med. 2018 Oct;21(10):1480-1485. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2018.0041.
  9. Ahluwalia SC, Chen C, Raaen L, Motala A, Walling AM, Chamberlin M, O’Hanlon C, Larkin J, Lorenz K, Akinniranye O, Hempel S.  A Systematic Review in Support of the National Consensus Project Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, Fourth Edition. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Dec;56(6):831-870. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.09.008.
  10. Dy SM, Sharma R, Kuchinad K, Liew ZR, Abu Al Hamayel N, Hannum SM, Zhu J, Kamal AH, Walling AM, Lorenz KA, Isenberg SR.  Evaluation of the Measuring and Improving Quality in Palliative Care Survey.  J Oncol Pract. 2018 Dec;14(12):e834-e843. doi: 10.1200/JOP.18.00405.
  11. Lindvall C, Lilley EJ, Zupanc SN, Chien I, Udelsman BV, Walling A, Cooper Z, Tulsky JA.  Natural Language Processing to Assess End-of-Life Quality Indicators in Cancer Patients Receiving Palliative Surgery. J Palliat Med. 2019 Feb;22(2):183-187. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2018.0326.
  12. Chan A, Chien I, Moseley E, Salman S, Kaminer Bourland S, Lamas D, Walling AM, Tulsky JA, Lindvall C.  Deep Learning Algorithms to Identify Documentation of Serious Illness Conversations During Intensive Care Unit Admissions. Palliat Med. 2019 Feb;33(2):187-196. doi: 10.1177/0269216318810421.
  13. Lee KC, Senglaub SS, Walling AM, Mosenthal AC, Cooper Z.  Quality Measures in Surgical Palliative Care: Adapting Existing Palliative Care Measures to Improve Care for Seriously Ill Surgical Patients.  Ann Surg. 2019 Apr;269(4):607-609. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003136.
  14. Haynes CA, Dashiell-Earp CN, Wenger NS, Simon WM, Skootsky SA, Clarke R, Watts FA, Walling AM.  Improving Communication About Resuscitation Preference for Patients Discharged from Hospital to Nursing Home: A Quality Improvement Project.  J Palliat Med. 2019 May;22(5):557-560. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2018.0419.
  15. Otis-Green S, Thomas J, Duncan L, Walling A, Lieto C, Kung J, Pietras C, Wenger N.  Advance Care Planning: Opportunities for Clinical Social Work Leadership.  Clin Soc Work J. 2019 May 28. doi: 0.1007/s10615-019-00709-z.
  16. Dahlin C, Sanders J, Calton B, DeSanto-Madeya S, Donesky D, Lakin JR, Roeland E, Scherer JS, Walling A, Williams B.  The Cambia Sojourns Scholars Leadership Program: Projects and Reflections on Leadership in Palliative Care.  J Palliat Med. 2019 Jul;22(7):823-829. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2018.0523.
  17. Walling AM, Sudore R, Bell D, Tseng C, Ritchie C, Hays RD, Gibbs L, Rahimi M, Wenger NS.  Population-based, Pragmatic Trial of Advance Care Planning in Primary Care in the University of California Health System.  J Palliat Med. 2019 Aug 22;22(S1):72-81. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2019.0142.
  18. Lee KC, Walling AM, Senglaub SS, Kelley AS, Cooper Z.  Defining Serious Illness Among Adult Surgical Patients.  J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Nov;58(5):844-850.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.08.003. Epub 2019 Aug 9.
  19. Anand S, Glaspy J, Roh L, Khandelwal V, Wenger N, Ritchie C, Walling AM.  Establishing a Denominator for Palliative Care Quality Metrics for Patients with Advanced Cancer.  J Palliat Med. 2020 Jan 10. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2019.0346. [Epub ahead of print].
  20. Patel A, Asch S, Antonio AL, Kanwal F, Lorenz K, Riopelle D, Dickey A, Larkin J, Lee M, Walling A.  Measuring the Quality of Palliative Care for Patients with End-Stage Liver Disease.  Dig Dis Sci. 2020 Jan 11. doi: 10.1007/s10620-019-05983-y. [Epub ahead of print].
  21. Fischer KA, Walling A, Wenger N, Glaspy J.  Cost Health Literacy as a Physician Skill-set: The Relationship Between Oncologist Reported Knowledge and Engagement with Patients on Financial Toxicity.  Support Care Cancer.  2020 Mar 19. doi: 10.1007/s00520-020-05406-z. [Epub ahead of print].

Research Papers - Peer Reviewed (In Press)

  1. Naik AD, Arney J, Clark JA, Martin L, Walling A, Stevenson A, Asch S, Kanwal F.  An Integrated Model of Collaborative Patient-Centered Care for Patients with Advanced Liver Disease.  In press at: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
  2. Lee KC, Walling AM, Senglaub SS, Bernacki R, Fleisher L, Russell MM, Wenger NS, Cooper Z.  Improving Serious Illness Care for Surgical Patients: Quality Indicators for Surgical Palliative Care.  In press at: Annals of Surgery.
  3. Hernaez R, Patel A, Jackson LK, Braun UK, Walling AM, Rosen HR.  Palliative Care Primer on Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure: A Concise Review.  In press at: Hepatology.

Research Papers - Peer Reviewed (Submitted)

  1. Korkis L, Walling A, Kaltman J, Bana A, Wenger N.  Implementing an After Death Survey to Identify Areas for Quality Improvement.  Submitted to: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.

Research Papers (Non-Peer Reviewed)

  1. Walling AM, Brown JA, Skootsky SA, Teleki SS, Quigley DD, Farley DO, Hays RD.  Health Care Providers’ Motivation to Improve Communication Skills.  Proceedings of UCLA Healthcare. 2009 Jan;13.