Research & Statistics
Research and Statistics

Our Network for End of Life Studies (NELS) researchers have been involved in the publication of many peer reviewed papers and reports that relate to access to quality palliative and supportive care at end of life.  Trainee papers and presentations are also available on this website.

Some papers, or their abstracts, have been made available by the publication they are found in.  Click on the title of the paper to view the submission.

Researchers names have been bolded.

Peer Review Publications (by year)


2005Rocker, G. Palliative care in the next decade: Moving beyond cancer.  Editorial. J Palliative Care, 2005.

2004Johnston G, Boyd C, Joseph P, MacIntyre M.
Variation in delivery of palliative radiotherapy to persons dying of cancer in Nova Scotia,
1994-1998. J Clinical Oncology 2001; 19 (14):3323-32 

Burge F, Lawson B, Johnston G, Flowerdew G, Cummings I.
Health care restructuring and family physician care for those who died of cancer.
BMC Family Practice 2005; 6:1-6 

Burge F, Lawson B, Johnston G.
Where a patient dies: The effect of rural residency.
J Rural Health 2005; 5:483-503. Abstract 

Burge F, Lawson B, Johnston G.
Family physician continuity of care and emergency department use in end-of-life care. 
Med Care 2003; 41:92-1001.  Abstract 

Johnston G, Burge F.
Analytic framework for clinician provision of end-of-life care.
J Palliative Care 2002; 18(3):141-9.  Abstract 

Johnston G, Burge F, Boyd C, MacIntyre M.
End-of-life population study methods.
Can J Public Health 2001; 92(5): 385-6.

Rocker G, Cook D, O'Callaghan C et al.
Canadian nurses' and respiratory therapists' perspectives on withdrawl of life support in the intensive care unit.
J Critical Care 2005;  20:59-65.  Abstract 

Cook D, Rocker G, Heyland D.
Dying in the ICU: Strategies that may improve end-of-life care. 
Canadian Journal of Anesthesiology 2004; 51 (3); 266-72. 

Rocker G, Heyland D, Cook D, Dodek P, Kutsogiannis d, O'Callaghan C.
Most critically ill patients are perceived to die in comfort during withdrawl of life support: A Canadian Multicentre Study.
Canadian Journal of Anesthesiology 2004; 51(6):623-30. 

Asada Y.
A framework for measuring health inequity.
J Epidemiol Community Health 2005: 59:700-5. Abstract 

Grunfeld E, Zitzelsberger L, Hayter C et al.
The role of knowledge translation for effective cancer control in Canada. 
Chron Dis Can 2004; 25(2):1-6.  Abstract 

Grunfeld E, Zitzelsberger L, Evans W et al.
Better knowledge translation for effective cancer control: A priority for action.
Cancer Causes Control 2004; 15:503-10.  Abstract 

Grunfeld E, Glossop R, McDowell I, Danbrook C.
Caring for elderly people at home: The consequences to caregivers.
CMAJ 1997; 157(8):1101-5. 

Grunfeld E, Coyle D, Whelan T et al.
Family caregiver burden: Results of a longitudinal study of breast cancer patients and their principal caregivers.
CMAJ 2004; 170 (12): 1795-812. 

Burge F, Lawson B, Johnson G.
Trends in the place of death of cancer patients, 1992-1997.
CMAJ 2003; 168 (3): 265-70. 

Johnson G, Bibbons L, Burge F, Dewar R, Cummings I, Levy I.
Need for palliative care in Nova Scotia.
Can Med Association J 1998; 158(13): 1691-8. 

Rural Palliative Home Care Staff and Consultants.  A rural palliative home care model: The development and evaluation of an integrated palliative care program in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
Federal Health Transitions Fund Project Report. Halifax: Communications Nova Scotia, 2001; p.4.