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Cohen LM, Tessier EG, Germain MJ. “Update on Psychotropic Medication
Use in Renal Disease.” Psychosomatics, February 2004.
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.
Poppel D, Cohen L, Germain M. “The Renal Palliative Care Initiative.” Journal
of Palliative Medicine, 6: 321-326, 2003.
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.
Cohen LM, Germain MJ. “Palliative and Supportive Care.” In Therapy
End Stage Renal Disease (ERSD)
Cohen LM, Woods A, McCue J. “The Challenge of Advance Directives and
Lew SQ, Cohn F, Cohen LM, Kimmel PL. “Ethical Issues in Aging and Renal
Disease.” Advances in Renal Replacement Therapy, 7: 2-8, 1999.
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.
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.
Cohen LM, Germain M, Brennan M. “End-Stage Renal Disease and Discontinuation
of Dialysis.” In Geriatric Palliative Care, New York: Oxford University
Cohen LM. “Renal Disease.” In Textbook of Consultation-Liaison
Psychiatry: Psychiatry in the Medically Ill, 2nd ed., Washington, D.C: American
Psychiatric Press, 2002
Cohen LM, Reiter G, Poppel D, Germain M. “Renal Palliative Care.” In
Cohen LM. “Renal Disease.” American Psychiatric Press Textbook
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.
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.
Cohen LM. “Palliative Care for Patients Who Have Discontinued Dialysis,” Home
Cohen LM, Fischel S, Germain M, Woods A, Braden GL, McCue J. “Ambivalence
and Dialysis Discontinuation.” General Hospital Psychiatry, 18: 431-435,
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.
Cohen LM, McCue J, Germain M, Kjellstrand C. “Dialysis Discontinuation:
Cohen LM, Germain M, Poppel DM, Woods A, Kjellstrand CM. “Dialysis Discontinuation
and Palliative Care.” American Journal of Kidney Disease, 36(1): 140-144,
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
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.
Cohen LM, Germain M, Woods A, Gilman ED, McCue J. “Patient Attitudes
Holley JL. “A single-center review of the death notification form: Discontinuing
Moss AH, Hozayen O, King K, Holley JL and Schmidt RJ. “Attitudes of
Neely KJ, Roxe DM. “Palliative Care/Hospice and he Withdrawal of Dialysis.” Journal
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.
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
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.