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NOTE: Some listings include a link to a related Promoting Excellence demonstration project.

See also:
· End-Stage Renal Disease Workgroup Recommendations to the Field


Articles

Cohen LM and Chang K: “Comorbid Factitious and Conversion Disorders.” Psychosomatics, 45: 243-246, 2004.
(Baystate Medical Center)

Cohen LM, Tessier EG, Germain MJ. “Update on Psychotropic Medication Use in Renal Disease.” Psychosomatics, February 2004.
(Baystate Medical Center)

Perry E, Swartz MA, Kelly G, Brown S, Swartz R. “Palliative Care in Chronic Kidney Disease: Peer Mentoring Program Personalizes Advance Directives Discussion.” Nephrology News & Issues, July 2003.
(National Kidney Foundation)

Poppel D, Cohen L, Germain M. “The Renal Palliative Care Initiative.” Journal of Palliative Medicine, 6: 321-326, 2003.
(Baystate Medical Center)

Weisbord SD, Carmody SS, Bruns FJ, Rotondi AJ, Cohen LM, Zeidel ML, Arnold RM. “Symptom Burden, Quality-of-Life, and Advance Care Planning in Highly Comorbid Hemodialysis Patients: Is There a Role for Palliative Care?” Nephrol Dialysis Transplant, 18: 1345-1352, 2003.
(Baystate Medical Center)

 

Books
Chambers J, Germain M, Brown E, Ahmedzai S, Walsh D (eds.). Supportive Care for the Renal Patient, New York: Oxford University Press.
(Baystate Medical Center)

 

Chapters
Bowman KW and Singer PA. “End-of-life care in dialysis.” In Ethics and the Kidney, Levinsky NG (ed.). Oxford University Press, New York, 2001.

Cohen LM, Germain MJ. “Palliative and Supportive Care.” In Therapy of Nephrology
and Hypertension: A Companion to Brenner’s The Kidney
,2nd ed., Philadelphia, PA:
Elsevier Science, 2003.
(Baystate Medical Center)

End Stage Renal Disease (ERSD)

Articles
Cohen LM, Poppel DM, Cohen GM, Reiter GS. “A Very Good Death: Measuring Quality of Dying in End-Stage Renal Disease.” Journal of Palliative Medicine, 4: 167-172, 2001.
(Baystate Medical Center)

Cohen LM, Woods A, McCue J. “The Challenge of Advance Directives and ESRD.”
Dialysis & Transplantation, 20: 593-614, 1991.
(Baystate Medical Center)

Germain MJ, Cohen LM. “Commentary: Supportive Care for Patients with Renal
Disease- Time for Action.” American Journal of Kidney Disease, 38: 884-886, 2001.
(Baystate Medical Center)

Lew SQ, Cohn F, Cohen LM, Kimmel PL. “Ethical Issues in Aging and Renal Disease.” Advances in Renal Replacement Therapy, 7: 2-8, 1999.
(Baystate Medical Center)

Woods A, Berzoff J, Cohen LM, Cait CA, Pekow P, Germain M, Poppel D. ” The Family Perspective of End-of-Life Care in End-Stage Renal Disease: The Role of the Social Worker.” Journal of Nephrol Social Work, 19: 9-21, 1999.
(Baystate Medical Center)

 

Chapters
Cohen LM, Levy NB, Tessier E, Germain M. “Renal Disease.” In American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychosomatic Medicine, Levenson J (ed.). American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
(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., Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 2003.
(Baystate Medical Center)

Cohen LM, Germain M, Brennan M. “End-Stage Renal Disease and Discontinuation of Dialysis.” In Geriatric Palliative Care, New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.
(Baystate Medical Center)

Cohen LM. “Renal Disease.” In Textbook of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry: Psychiatry in the Medically Ill, 2nd ed., Washington, D.C: American Psychiatric Press, 2002
(Baystate Medical Center)

Cohen LM, Reiter G, Poppel D, Germain M. “Renal Palliative Care.” In Palliative Care
for Non-Cancer Patients
, London: Oxford University Press, 2001.
(Baystate Medical Center)

Cohen LM. “Renal Disease.” American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Consultation-
Liaison Psychiatry, Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Press 1996.
(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, London: Oxford University Press.
(Baystate Medical Center)

Levy NB and Cohen LM. “End-Stage Renal Disease and its Treatment: Dialysis and Transplantation.” In Psychiatric Care of the Medical Patient, 2nd ed., London: Oxford University Press, 2000.
(Baystate Medical Center)

 

Audiovisuals
Renal Memorial Service, a videotape. Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, San
Antonio, 2001.
(Baystate Medical Center)

 

Dialysis

Articles
Braveman C and Cohen LM. “Discontinuation of Dialysis: The Role of Hospice and Palliative Care.” American Association of Hospice & Palliative Medicine Bulletin, 3(1): 16-17, 2002.
(Baystate Medical Center)

Cohen LM. “Palliative Care for Patients Who Have Discontinued Dialysis,” Home
Health Care Consultant
, 9: 26-30, 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 MJ, Poppel DM. “Practical Considerations in Dialysis Withdrawal: To Have the Option Is a Blessing.” The Journal of the American Medical Association, 289: 2113-2119, 2003.
(Baystate Medical Center)

Cohen LM, McCue J, Germain M, Kjellstrand C. “Dialysis Discontinuation: A
“ Good” Death?” Archives of Internal Medicine, 155: 42-47, 1995.
(Baystate Medical Center)

Cohen LM, Germain M, Poppel DM, Woods A, Kjellstrand CM. “Dialysis Discontinuation and Palliative Care.” American Journal of Kidney Disease, 36(1): 140-144, 2000.
(Baystate Medical Center)

Cohen LM, Germain M, Poppel DM, Woods A, Pekow PS and Kjellstrand CM. “Dying Well after Discontinuing the Life-Support Treatment of Dialysis.” Archive of Internal Medicine, 160: 2413-2518, 2000.

Cohen LM, McCue J, Germain M, Woods A. “Denying the Dying: Advance Directives
and Dialysis Discontinuation.” Psychosomatics, 38:27-34, 1997.
(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)

Cohen LM, Germain M, Woods A, Gilman ED, McCue J. “Patient Attitudes and
Psychological Considerations in Dialysis Discontinuation.” Psychosomatics, 34: 395-401,
1993.
(Baystate Medical Center)

Holley JL. “A single-center review of the death notification form: Discontinuing dialysis
before death is not a surrogate for withdrawal from dialysis.” American Journal of
Kidney Diseases
, 40(3): 525-530, 2002.

Moss AH, Hozayen O, King K, Holley JL and Schmidt RJ. “Attitudes of patients toward
cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the dialysis unit.” American Journal of Kidney
Diseases
, 38(4): 847-852, 2001.

Neely KJ, Roxe DM. “Palliative Care/Hospice and he Withdrawal of Dialysis.” Journal
of Palliative Medicine
, 3: 57-67, 2000.

 

Books
Initiation or Withdrawal of Dialysis in End Stage Renal Disease: Guidelines for the
Health Care Team.
National Kidney Foundation, New York, 1996.

 

Chapters
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, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1999,
(Baystate Medical Center)

Rabetoy CP and Cohen LM. “Integrating Palliative Care into Dialysis Treatment: An American Perspective.” In Towards a Closer Understanding: A Psycho/Social Handbook For All Renal Care Workers, Luzern, Switzerland: EDTNA/ERCA Postfach 3052, 2003.
(Baystate Medical Center)

 

Audio Visuals
Videotape: “Dialysis: Living with Choices.” Presented at videotape session, 151th Annual Meeting, American Psychiatric Association, Toronto, 1998. For more information contact Baystate Medical Center 759 Chestnut Street S2669 Springfield, MA 01199. Phone: 413.794.3376
(Baystate Medical Center)

Videotape: “Discontinuation of Dialysis: Raising the Questions.” Presented at videotape session, 144th Annual Meeting, American Psychiatric Association, New Orleans, 1991. For more information contact Baystate Medical Center 759 Chestnut Street S2669 Springfield, MA 01199. Phone: 413.794.3376
(Baystate Medical Center)

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