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Judith Bina Vick

Consulting Associate in the Department of Medicine
Medicine, General Internal Medicine

Selected Publications


How are families involved in the care of hospitalized older adults?: Protocol for a qualitative evidence synthesis.

Journal Article JMIR Res Protoc · March 6, 2024 BACKGROUND: Older adults are frequently hospitalized. Family involvement during these hospitalizations is incompletely characterized in the literature. OBJECTIVE: To better understand how families are involved in the care of hospitalized older adults and t ... Full text Link to item Cite

A scoping review of person and family engagement in the context of multiple chronic conditions.

Journal Article Health Serv Res · October 2021 OBJECTIVE: To review definitions, concepts, and evidence regarding person and family engagement for persons with multiple chronic conditions (MCCs) in order to identify opportunities to advance the field. DATA SOURCE: Ovid MEDLINE. STUDY DESIGN: We perform ... Full text Link to item Cite

A scoping review of palliative care outcome measures in interstitial lung disease.

Journal Article Eur Respir Rev · September 30, 2021 Interstitial lung disease (ILD) confers a high mortality and symptom burden, substantially impacting quality of life. Studies evaluating palliative care in ILD are rapidly expanding. Uniform outcome measures are crucial to assessing the impact of palliativ ... Full text Link to item Cite

Does Caregiving Strain Increase as Patients With and Without Dementia Approach the End of Life?

Journal Article J Pain Symptom Manage · February 2019 CONTEXT: Family caregivers play critical and demanding roles in the care of persons with dementia through the end of life. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to determine whether caregiving strain increases for dementia caregivers as older adults ... Full text Link to item Cite

Patient-Family Agenda Setting for Primary Care Patients with Cognitive Impairment: the SAME Page Trial.

Journal Article J Gen Intern Med · September 2018 BACKGROUND: Establishing priorities for discussion during time-limited primary care visits is challenging in the care of patients with cognitive impairment. These patients commonly attend primary care visits with a family companion. OBJECTIVE: To examine w ... Full text Link to item Cite

"Let him speak:" a descriptive qualitative study of the roles and behaviors of family companions in primary care visits among older adults with cognitive impairment.

Journal Article Int J Geriatr Psychiatry · January 2018 OBJECTIVE: Cognitive impairment poses communication challenges in primary care. Although family "companions" commonly attend primary care visits of older adults with cognitive impairment, little is known about how their involvement affects communication. T ... Full text Link to item Cite

Examining the context and helpfulness of family companion contributions to older adults' primary care visits.

Journal Article Patient Educ Couns · March 2017 OBJECTIVE: Older adults commonly involve family (broadly defined) in their care. We examined communication behaviors of family companions during older adults' primary care visits, including whether these behaviors vary with respect to how older adults mana ... Full text Link to item Cite

Development of the Serious Illness Care Program: a randomised controlled trial of a palliative care communication intervention.

Journal Article BMJ Open · October 6, 2015 INTRODUCTION: Ensuring that patients receive care that is consistent with their goals and values is a critical component of high-quality care. This article describes the protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial of a multicomponent, structured com ... Full text Link to item Cite

The Student Curriculum Review Team: How we catalyze curricular changes through a student-centered approach.

Journal Article Med Teach · 2015 Student feedback is a valuable asset in curriculum evaluation and improvement, but many institutions have faced challenges implementing it in a meaningful way. In this article, we report the rationale, process and impact of the Student Curriculum Review Te ... Full text Link to item Cite

Bridging the gap: A palliative care consultation service in a hematological malignancy-bone marrow transplant unit

Journal Article Journal of Community and Supportive Oncology · February 1, 2014 Background There is often a lack of collaboration between hematological malignancy-bone marrow transplantation (HM-BMT) units and palliative care (PC) services. In this paper, we describe a quality improvement project that sought to close this gap at a ter ... Full text Cite