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The 2018 Idaho Survey: Personal Preferences at End-of-Life Report shows what Idahoans want in regards to communicating wishes, compassionate care and meaning and Spirituality.




Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. doi: 10.1111/jgs.13248
Use of the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment Program in the Clinical Setting: A Systematic Review of the Literature
Hickman, S. E., Keevern, E. and Hammes, B. J. (2015)

J Palliat Med. 2014 March; 17(3): 282-287. doi:10.1089/jpm.2013.0047
Respecting Choices and Advance Directives in a Diverse Community
Kristen E. Pecanac, MS, RN, Mark F. Repenshek, PhD, David Tennenbaum, MD, and Bernard J. Hammes, PhD

J Palliat Med, 2014 March 20
The effects of advance care planning on end-of-life care: A systematic review
Arianne Brinkman-Stoppelenburg, Judith AC Rietjens and Agnes van der Heide

Deutsches Ärzteblatt International Dtsch Arztebl Int 2014; 111(4): 50−7
Jürgen in der Schmitten, Katharina Lex, Christine Mellert, Sonja Rothärmel, Karl Wegscheider, Georg Marckmann

JAMA Pediatrics, 167(5): 460-7. e1-e8. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.943
Family Centered Advance Care Planning for Teens with Cancer
Lyon, M. E., Jacobs, S., Briggs, L., Cheng, Y. .I, & Wang, J.

Journal of Adolescent Health – 08 January 2014 (10.1016/j.jadohealth.2013.10.206)
A Longitudinal, Randomized, Controlled Trial of Advance Care Planning for Teens With Cancer: Anxiety, Depression, Quality of Life, Advance Directives, Spirituality
Maureen E. Lyon, Shana Jacobs, Linda Briggs, Yao Iris Cheng, Jichuan Wang

Advance Care Planning Communicating About Matters of Life and Death
Respecting ChoicesAn Evidence-Based Advance Care Planning Program With Proven Success and Replication
July 2013, Chapter 15, pages 223-242
Linda Briggs, Associate Director of Respecting Choices

Death Studies 2012 March; 36:4, 301-322
An Assessment of Social Diffusion in the Respecting Choices Advance Care Planning Program
Sara M. Moorman, Deborah Carr, Karin T. Kirchhoff & Bernard J. Hammes

J Palliat Med. 2012 Jan; 15(1): 77-85. Epub 2012 Jan 10
The POLST Program: A Retrospective Review of the Demographics of Use and Outcomes in One Community Where Advance Directives Are Prevalent

Hammes BJ, Rooney BL, Gundrum JD, Hickman SE, Hager N

J Palliat Med. Nov 2011, 14(11): 1224-1230
Disease Specific Advance Care Planning for Heart Failure Patients: Implementation in a Large Health System
Schellinger S, Sidebottom A, Briggs L

J Adolesc Health. 2011 Jun;48(6):633-6. Epub 2010 Dec 30
Spirituality in HIV-infected Adolescents and Their Families: FAmily CEntered (FACE) Advance Care Planning and Medication Adherence
Lyon ME, Garvie PA, Kao E, Briggs L, He J, Malow R, D’Angelo LJ, McCarter R.

Oncology Nurse Advisor 2010 Oct
Disease-specific advance care planning: Conversations emphasize patient preferences and provide clarity
Sandra Schellinger, MSN, RN, ANP; Abbey Sidebottom, MPH; Linda Briggs, MS, MA, RN…/178063/

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 58: 1249–1255. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2010.02956.x
A comparative, Retrospective, Observational Study of the Prevalence, Availability, and Specificity of Advance Care Plans in a County that Implemented an Advance Care Planning Microsystem
Hammes, B. J., Rooney, B. L. and Gundrum, J. D. (2010)

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58: 1241–1248. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2010.02955.x
A Comparison of Methods to Communicate Treatment Preferences in Nursing Facilities: Traditional Practices Versus the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment Program
Hickman, S. E., Nelson, C. A., Perrin, N. A., Moss, A. H., Hammes, B. J. and Tolle, S. W. (2010)

J Palliat Med. 2010 Apr
Ask a Different Question, Get a Different Answer: Why Living Wills are Poor Guides to Care Preferences at the End of Life
Winter L, Parks SM, Diamond JJ

BMJ 2010 March;340:c1345
The impact of advance care planning on end of life care in elderly patients: randomised controlled trial
Karen M Detering, Andrew D Hancock, Michael C Reade, William Silvester

Arch Intern Med. 2009 Mar 9;169(5):480-8
Health care costs in the last week of life: associations with end-of-life conversations

Zhang B, Wright AA, Huskamp HA, Nilsson ME, Maciejewski ML, Earle CC, Block SD, Maciejewski PK, Prigerson HG

J Palliat Med. 2009 Feb;12(2):133-41
Use of the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) paradigm program in the hospice setting
Hickman SE, Nelson CA,Moss AH, Hammes BJ, Terwilliger A, Jackson A, Tolle SW

Ann Intern Med. 2008 Mar 4;148(5):405-6; author reply 406
Can’t we improve on advance directives?
Brasic GM, Hammes BJ
Comment on: Ann Intern Med. 2007 Jul 3;147(1):51-7

AJAN 2007; 24(4): 29-36
Patient advocacy and advance care planning in the acute hospital setting
Marion Seal, RN, BN, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Hastings Cent Rep. 2005 Nov-Dec;Spec No:S26-30
Hope for the future: achieving the original intent of advance directives
Hickman SE, Hammes BJ, Moss AH, Tolle SW

J Palliat Med. 2005 Aug;8(4):766-73
Pediatric advance care planning
Hammes BJ, Klevan J, Kempf M, Williams MS

Hastings Cent Rep. 2004 Sep-Oct;34(5):4-5; author reply 5-6
A viable alternative to traditional living wills
Hickman SE, Hammes BJ, Tolle SW, Moss AH

J Palliat Med. 2004 Apr;7(2):335-40
Communication, trust,and making choices:advance care planning four years on
Romer AL, Hammes BJ

J Palliat Med. 2004 Apr;7(2):233-45
Measuring patient treatment preferences in end-of-life care research: applications for advance care planning interventions and response shift research

Schwartz CE, Merriman MP, Reed GW, Hammes BJ

J Prof Nurs. 2004 Jan-Feb;20(1):47-58
Patient-centered advance care planning in special patient populations: a pilot study
Briggs LA, Kirchhoff KT, Hammes BJ, Song MK, Colvin ER
Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA

Innovations in End-of-Life Care. 2003;5(2)
Shifting the Focus of Advance Care Planning: Using an In-depth Interview to Build and Strengthen Relationships
Briggs L

J Palliat Med. 2001 Winter;4(4):453-6
What does it take to help adults successfully plan for future medical decisions?
Hammes BJ

Comment on: J Palliat Med. 2001 Winter;4(4):481-9

HEC Forum. 1999 Sep;11(3):256-7
Should HECs conduct retrospective review of cases from their institution for educational purposes? Yes.
Hammes BJ

Arch Intern Med. 1998 Feb 23;158(4):383-90
Death and end-of-life planning in one midwestern community
Hammes BJ, Rooney BL

WMJ. 1998 Jan;97(1):55-7
CPR practices in Wisconsin long-term care facilities
Hammes BJ, Kane RS

Arch Dermatol. 1996 Sep;132(9):1070-3
Professional ethics and managed care in dermatology
Hammes BJ, Webster S

J Pain Symptom Manage. 1994 Apr;9(3):166-70
The ethics of pain management for cancer patients: case studies and analysis
Hammes BJ, Cain JM

J Pain Symptom Manage. 1994 Apr;9(3):160-5
Ethics and pain management: respecting patient wishes
Cain JM, Hammes BJ

ANNA J. 1993 Oct;20(5):564-8
Moving beyond the Patient Self-Determination Act: educating patients to be autonomous
Colvin ER, Myhre MJ, Welch J, Hammes BJ

Nephrol News Issues. 1992 Feb;6(2):34, 42
What is appropriate care? We need to take a stand.
Hammes BJ, Dahlberg P, Colvin E

ANNA J. 1991 Dec;18(6):557-60
“If I only knew:” a patient education program on advance directives
Colvin ER, Hammes BJ

Nephrol News Issues. 1991 Jun;5(6):18-22
Advance directives by dialysis patients: a practical approach to tough ethical decisions
Hammes BJ, Dahlberg P, Colvin E