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* End of Life Care for Persons with Serious Mental Illness

Candilis PJ, Foti ME, Holzer J. “End-of-Life Care and Mental Illness: A Model for Community Psychiatry and Beyond.” Community Mental Health Journal, 40(1): 3-16, 2004.
(Massachusetts Department of Mental Health)

Cohen LM. “Suicide, Hastening Death, and Psychiatry.” Archives of Internal
, 158: 1973-1976, 1998.

Candilis PJ, Foti ME. “Case Presentation: End-of-Life Care and Mental Illness: The Case of Ms. W.” The Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 6:18, 1999.
(Massachusetts Department of Mental Health)

Cohen LM, Dobscha SK, Hails KC, Morris JE, Pekow PS, Chochinov HM. “Depression and Suicidal Ideation in Patients Who Discontinue the Life-Support Treatment of Dialysis.” Psychosomatic Medicine, 64: 889-896, 2002.
(Baystate Medical Center)

Cohen LM, Fischel S, Germain M, Woods A, Braden GL, McCue J. “Ambivalence and
Dialysis Discontinuation.” General Hospital Psychiatry, 18: 431-435, 1996.
(Baystate Medical Center)

Cohen LM, Germain M, Woods A, Gilman ED, McCue J. “Patient Attitudes and
Psychological Considerations in Dialysis Discontinuation.” Psychosomatics, 34: 395-401,
(Baystate Medical Center)

Cohen LM, Steinberg MD, Hails KC, Dobscha SK, Fischel SV. “The Psychiatric Evaluation of Death-Hastening Requests: Lessons from Dialysis Discontinuation.” Psychosomatics, 41(3): 195-203, 2000.
(Baystate Medical Center)

Foti ME. “Do It Your Way: End of Life Care for Persons with Serious Mental Illness – A Massachusetts Demonstration Project.” The Journal of Palliative Medicine, 6: 661-669, 2003.
(Massachusetts Department of Mental Health)

Foti ME, Candilis P, Holzer J. “Improving Capacity Assessments.” Psychiatric Services, 52: 690, 2001.
(Massachusetts Department of Mental Health)

Hougham GW, Sachs GA, Danner D, Mintz J, Patterson M, Roberts LW, Siminoff LA, Sugarman J, Whitehouse PJ, Wirshing D. "Empirical Research on Informed Consent with the Cognitively Impaired." IRB: Ethics and Human Research, 25(5): S26-S32, 2003.
(Massachusetts Department of Mental Health)


Cohen LM. “End-of-Life Issues of Patients on Dialysis.” In Cutting Edge Medicine and Liaison Psychiatry: Psychiatric Problems of Organ Transplantation, Cancer, HIV/AIDS and Genetic Therapy, Matsushita M and Fukunishi I (eds.). Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1999.
(Baystate Medical Center)

Cohen LM, Germain MJ, Tessier EG. “Neuropsychiatric Complications and Psychopharmacology of End-Stage Renal Disease.” In Therapy of Nephrology and Hypertension: A Companion to Brenner’s The Kidney, 2nd ed., Brady HR and Wilcox CS (eds.). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Science 2003.
(Baystate Medical Center)

Hooper J and Cohen LM. “Psychological and Psychiatric Considerations for Patients with Advanced Renal Disease.” In Supportive and Palliative Care for Renal Patients, Germain M, (ed.). London: Oxford University Press.

Levy NB and Cohen LM. “Psychiatric Considerations.” In Textbook of Nephrology, 4th ed. Massry SG and Glassock RJ (eds.). Philadelphia: Williams and Wilkins, 2001.
(Baystate Medical Center)


Dialysis: Living with Choices, a videotape. Toronto: 151st Annual Meeting American
Psychiatric Association, 1998.
(Baystate Medical Center)

Discontinuation of Dialysis: Raising the Questions, a videotape. New Orleans: 144th
Annual Meeting, American Psychiatric Association, 1991.
(Baystate Medical Center)


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Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care was a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation dedicated to long-term changes in health care institutions to substantially improve care for dying people and their families.