Areej El-Jawahri, M.D.

Instructor, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

 

Designing, in video format, a decision support tool to help patients with advanced cancer, and their family caregivers, make decisions about hospice care

Areej El-Jawahri, M.D.
 

Research Description

Designing, in video format, a decision support tool to help patients with advanced cancer, and their family caregivers, make decisions about hospice care

Research Impact

Dr. El-Jawahri and her team will develop a video-based, decision support tool designed to better inform patients and families of important end-of-life care options and educate them about hospice care with the goal of delivering high-quality end-of-life care.

 
 

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Awards

  • Best Abstract Award: American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT), 2016. Awarded at the BMT Tandem Meetings. 
  • Humanism in Medicine Award, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2012 

Papers

  • El-Jawahri, Paasche-Orlow MK, Matlock D, Stevenson L, Lewis EF, Steward G, Semigran M, Chang Y, Parks K, Walker-Corkery ES, Temel JS, Bohossian H, Ooi H, Mann E, Volandes AE. A randomized controlled trial of an advance care planning video decision support tool for patients with advanced heart failure. Circulation 2016 134(1): 52-60. PubMed
  • El-Jawahri A, Mitchell SL, Paasche-Orlow MK, Temel JS, Jackson VA, Rutledge RR, Parikh M, Davis A, Gillick MR, Barry MJ, Walker-Corkery ES, Chang Y, Cheng XS, Bazari H, Finn K, Coley C, Volandes AE.  A randomized controlled trial of a CPR video decision support tool for hospitalized patients.  Journal of General Internal Medicine 2015; Feb 18th. PubMed
  • El-Jawahri A, Podgurski LM, Eichler AF, Plotkin SR, Temel SJ, Mitchell SL, Chang Y, Barry MJ, Volandes AE.  Use of video to facilitate end-of-life discussions with cancer patients: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2010 28 (2): 305-10. PubMed
  • El-Jawahri, Keenan T, Abel GA, Steensma DP, LeBlanc TW, Hobbs G, Traeger L, Fathi AT, DeAngelo DJ, Wadleigh M, Ballen KK, Amrein PC, Stone RM, Temel JS. Potentially avoidable hospitalizations in older patients with acute myeloid leukemia in the USA: a retrospective analysis. Lancet Hematology 2016 3(6):e276-83. PubMed
  • El-Jawahri A, Vandusen HB, Traeger LN, Fishbein JN, Keenan T, Gallagher ER, Greer JA, Pirl WF, Jackson VA, Spitzer TR, Chen YA, Temel JS. Quality of life and mood predicts posttraumatic stress disorder after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Cancer 2015 1; 122(5): 806-12; PubMed
  • El-Jawahri A, Abel GA, Steensma DP, LeBlanc TW, Fathi AT, Graubert T, DeAngelo DJ, Wadleigh M, Ballen KK, Foster JE, Attar EC, Amrein PC, Brunner AM, Stone RM, Temel JS. Health Care Utilization and End of Life Care for Older Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Cancer. 2015 Apr 29; PubMed
  • El-Jawahri, A., Kim, H., Steensma, D., Cronin, A., Stone, R., Watts, D., Chen, Y., Soiffer, R., and Abel, G. Does quality of life impact the decision to pursue stem cell transplantation for elderly patients with advanced MDS?  Bone Marrow Transplantation 2016 Mar 21. PubMed