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  • 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.
  • Identifying population groups with low palliative care program enrolment using classification and regression tree analysis 

    Gao, J., G. M. Johnston, M. R. Lavergne, and P. McIntyre. 2011. "Identifying population groups with low palliative care program enrolment using classification and regression tree analysis." Journal of palliative care 27(2): 98-106.
    Classification and regression tree (CART) analysis was used to identify subpopulations with lower palliative care program (PCP) enrolment rates. CART analysis uses recursive partitioning to group predictors. The PCP ...
  • Identifying potential need for cancer palliation in Nova Scotia 

    Johnston, GM, L. Gibbons, FI Burge, RA Dewar, et al. 1998. "Identifying potential need for cancer palliation in Nova Scotia." Canadian Medical Association journal 158(13): 1691-1698.
    Objective: To assess the degree to which Nova Scotia cancer patients who may need palliative care are being referred to the comprehensive Halifax-based Palliative Care Program (PCP). Methods: The authors conducted a ...
  • Impact of comorbidity and healthcare utilization on colorectal cancer stage at diagnosis: literature review 

    Corkum, Mark, Robin Urquhart, Cynthia Kendell, Fred Burge, et al. 2012. "Impact of comorbidity and healthcare utilization on colorectal cancer stage at diagnosis: literature review." Cancer Causes & Control 23(2): 213-220.
    Purpose Individuals diagnosed with cancer close to death have low access to enrollment in palliative care programs. The purpose of this literature review was to assess the usefulness of pre- diagnostic comorbidity and ...
  • Inequalities in End-of-Life Care for Colorectal Cancer Patients in Nova Scotia, Canada 

    Maddison, Andre R., Yukiko Asada, Fred Burge, Grace M. Johnston, et al. 2012. "Inequalities in End-of-Life Care for Colorectal Cancer Patients in Nova Scotia, Canada." Journal of palliative care 28(2): 90-96.
    Access to high-quality end-of-life (EOL) care is critical for all those with incurable cancer. The objective of this study was to examine inequalities in access to, and quality of, EOL care by assessing registration in ...
  • Interprofessional learning modules at Dalhousie University 

    Johnston, G., and S. Banks. 2000. "Interprofessional learning modules at Dalhousie University." The Journal of health administration education 18(4): 407-427.
    Interprofessional education has been advocated to improve teamwork in the health sector. This paper reports on the first two years of operational experience by a School of Health Services Administration (SHSA) with ...
  • Linkage of province-wide administrative databases to determine access to end-of-life care in Nova Scotia, Canada. 

    Johnston, GM, FI Burge, CJ Boyd, BJ Lawson, et al. 2001. "Linkage of province-wide administrative databases to determine access to end-of-life care in Nova Scotia, Canada.." American Journal of Epidemiology 153(11): 178-S178.
    No abstract available.