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  • Analytic framework for clinician provision of end-of-life care 

    Johnston, G., and F. Burge. 2002. "Analytic framework for clinician provision of end-of-life care." Journal of palliative care 18(3): 141-149.
    Four dimensions for the provision of end-of-life care by clinicians were identified from a review and synthesis of the Canadian family physician and palliative care literatures. These dimensions are: clinician-patient ...
  • The association between family physician continuity of care and the frequency of emergency department use at the end of life 

    Burge, F., B. Lawson, and G. Johnston. 2002. "The association between family physician continuity of care and the frequency of emergency department use at the end of life." Journal of palliative care 18(3): 208-209.
    No abstract available.
  • Atlantic breast cancer information project: Formation of a 'town-gown' partnership 

    Johnston, G. M., D. Murnaghan, S. K. Buehler, and L. S. Nugent. 1998. "Atlantic breast cancer information project: Formation of a 'town-gown' partnership." Cancer Prevention and Control 2(1): 23-29.
    The Atlantic Breast Cancer Information Project (ABCIP) is one of 5 breast cancer information exchange projects funded by Health Canada. This article describes the development of ABCIP and thereby contributes to the limited ...
  • Cancer Stage Is Not a Primary Predictor of Dying Quickly Following a Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Diagnosis 

    Urquhart, Robin, Grace Johnston, Mohamed Abdolell, Sheri Roach, et al. 2012. "Cancer Stage Is Not a Primary Predictor of Dying Quickly Following a Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Diagnosis." Journal of palliative care 28(3): 239-239.
    No abstract available.
  • Co-morbidities of persons dying of Parkinson's disease 

    Lethbridge, L., G. M. Johnston, and G. Turnbull. 2013. "Co-morbidities of persons dying of Parkinson's disease." Progress in palliative care 21(3): 140-145.
    INTRODUCTION: Disease interactions can alter functional decline near the end of life (EOL). Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by frequent occurrences of co-morbidities but data challenges have limited studies ...
  • Community-based cultural predictors of pap smear screening in Nova Scotia 

    Johnston, GM, CJ Boyd, and MA MacIsaac. 2004. "Community-based cultural predictors of pap smear screening in Nova Scotia." Canadian Journal of Public Health-Revue Canadienne De Sante Publique 95(2): 95-98.
    Background: Pap smear screening is effective in reducing the incidence of cervical cancer. However, some subgroups of women are less likely to be screened than others. Since Canadian provincial health databases do not ...
  • Diabetes and Palliative Care 

    Jewell, Laura, Lynn Lethbridge, Grace Johnston, Peggy Dunbar, et al. 2012. "Diabetes and Palliative Care." Journal of palliative care 28(3): 220-221.
    No abstract available.
  • Disadvantaged women and smoking 

    Stewart, MJ, G. Brosky, A. Gillis, S. Jackson, et al. 1996. "Disadvantaged women and smoking." Canadian Journal of Public Health-Revue Canadienne De Sante Publique 87(4): 257-260.
    High rates of smoking are found among disadvantaged women, and there is a demand for cessation interventions specifically targeted to meet their needs. This project used a number of information sources to examine the ...
  • Dying with or from Alzheimer's Disease in Nova Scotia 1998 to 2005: A Descriptive Analysis of Death Certificate Data 

    Fisher, Judith, and Grace Johnston. 2010. "Dying with or from Alzheimer's Disease in Nova Scotia 1998 to 2005: A Descriptive Analysis of Death Certificate Data." Journal of palliative care 26(3): 238-238.
    No abstract available.
  • The effect of an educational intervention on meperidine use in Nova Scotia, Canada: a time series analysis 

    Fisher, Judith E., Ying Zhang, Ingrid Sketris, Grace Johnston, et al. 2012. "The effect of an educational intervention on meperidine use in Nova Scotia, Canada: a time series analysis." Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety 21(2): 177-183.
    No abstract available.
  • Effectiveness of letters to Cape Breton women who have not had a recent Pap smear 

    Johnston, G. M., C. J. Boyd, M. A. MacIsaac, J. W. Rhodes, et al. 2003. "Effectiveness of letters to Cape Breton women who have not had a recent Pap smear." Chronic diseases in Canada 24(2-3): 49-56.
    Nova Scotia, and especially Cape Breton, has high cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates. Letters were sent to 15,691 unscreened and 6,995 under-screened women from Cape Breton Island encouraging them to obtain a ...
  • End-of-life care for nursing home residents dying from cancer in Nova Scotia, Canada, 2000-2003 

    O'Brien, Meaghan B., Grace M. Johnston, Jun Gao, and Ron Dewar. 2007. "End-of-life care for nursing home residents dying from cancer in Nova Scotia, Canada, 2000-2003." Supportive Care in Cancer 15(9): 1015-1021.
    Introduction With our population aging, an increasing proportion of cancer deaths will occur in nursing homes, yet little is known about their end-of-life care. This paper identifies associations between residing in a ...
  • End-of-Life care in Nova Scotia: 2007 Surveillance Report 

    Johnston, Grace. 2008. "End-of-Life care in Nova Scotia: 2007 Surveillance Report." Journal of palliative care 24(3): 218-218.
    No abstract available.
  • End-of-life population study methods 

    Johnston, GM, FI Burge, CJ Boyd, and M. MacIntyre. 2001. "End-of-life population study methods." Canadian Journal of Public Health-Revue Canadienne De Sante Publique 92(5): 385-386.
    No abstract available.
  • Evolution of interprofessional learning: Dalhousie University's "From Family Violence to Health" module 

    Johnston, G. M., H. A. Ryding, and L. M. Campbell. 2003. "Evolution of interprofessional learning: Dalhousie University's "From Family Violence to Health" module." Journal (Canadian Dental Association) 69(10): 658.
    At Dalhousie University, interprofessional (IP) learning modules are used to help future health care professionals learn to work together in resolving complex problems. One module, "From Family Violence to Health," ...
  • Examining Short Terminal Care Hospitalizations: Which Factors Warrant Our Attention 

    Lawson, Beverley, Fred Burge, and Grace Johnston. 2010. "Examining Short Terminal Care Hospitalizations: Which Factors Warrant Our Attention." Journal of palliative care 26(3): 250-250.
    No abstract available.
  • Exploring generalizability in a study of costs for community-based palliative care 

    Lavergne, M. R., G. M. Johnston, J. Gao, S. Dumont, et al. 2011. "Exploring generalizability in a study of costs for community-based palliative care." Journal of pain and symptom management 41(4): 779-787.
    CONTEXT: Palliative care researchers face challenges recruiting and retaining study subjects. OBJECTIVES: This article investigates selection, study site, and participation biases to assess generalizability of a cost ...
  • Family physician continuity of care and emergency department use in end-of-life cancer care 

    Burge, F., B. Lawson, and G. Johnston. 2003. "Family physician continuity of care and emergency department use in end-of-life cancer care." Medical care 41(8): 992-1001.
    BACKGROUND. Despite cancer patients preferring to spend their last days out-of-hospital, many make difficult visits to the emergency department (ED). Family physician continuity of care has been shown in some clinical ...
  • Help in Dealing with Anxiety or Sadness during the End of Life: Differences by Cause of Death 

    Burge, Frederick, Beverley Lawson, Kristine Van Aarsen, Grace Johnston, et al. 2012. "Help in Dealing with Anxiety or Sadness during the End of Life: Differences by Cause of Death." Journal of palliative care 28(3): 187-187.
    No abstract available.