Selected Publications

Parker Oliver, D., Kruse, R., Smith, J., Washington, K, & Demiris, G. (2019). Assessing the Reliability and Validity of a Brief Measure of Caregiver Quality of Life (CQLI-R). J Pain Symptom Manage. (Epub ahead of print)
PMID: 31376521
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Wallace, A., Parker Oliver, D., Demiris, G., Washington, K., & Smith, J. (2018). The Paradox of Hospice for Caregivers of Cancer Patients. J Pain Symptom Manage. 56(3), e8-e11.
PMCID: PMC6355246
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Washington, K. T., Pike, K. C., Demiris, G., &Parker Oliver, D. (2015). Unique Characteristics of Informal Hospice Cancer Caregiving. Support Care Cancer 23(7), 2121-2128.
PMCID: PMC4449794
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Oliver, D. P., Demiris, G., Washington, K. T., Clark, C., & Thomas-Jones, D. (2017). Challenges and Strategies for Hospice Caregivers: A Qualitative Analysis. Gerontologist, 57(4), 648-656.
PMCID: PMC5881722
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Washington, K. T., Parker Oliver, D., Smith, J. B., McCrae, C. S., Balchandani, S. M., & Demiris, G. (2018). Sleep Problems, Anxiety, and Global Self-Rated Health Among Hospice Family Caregivers. Am J Hosp Palliat Med, 35(2), 244-249.
PMCID: PMC6391075
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Parker Oliver, D., Washington, K., Smith, J., Uraizee, A., & Demiris, G. (2017). The Prevalance and Risks for Depression and Anxiety in Hospice Caregivers. J Palliat Med, 20(4), 366-371.
PMCID: PMC5385442
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Washington, K., Demiris, G., Pike, K., Kruse, R., & Parker Oliver, D. (2015). Anxiety Among Informal Hospice Caregivers: An Exploratory Study. Palliat Support Care, 13(3), 567-573.
PMCID: PMC4133335
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Albright, D. L., Washington, K., Parker Oliver, D., Lewis, A., Kruse, R. L., & Demiris, G. (2016). The Social Convoy for Family Caregivers Over the Course of Hospice. J Pain Symp Manag, 51(2), 213-19.
PMCID: PMC4733635
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Washington, K. T., Craig, K. W., Parker Oliver, D., Ruggeri, J. S., Brunk, S. R., Goldstein, A. K., & Demiris, G. (in press). Family caregivers’ perspectives on communication with cancer care providers. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology. Accepted May 16, 2019.
PMID: 31204604
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Parker Oliver, D., Tappana, J., Washington, K., Rolbiecki, A., Craig, K., Demiris, G., Schafer, C., Winjobi, M., Clayton, M. F., Reblin, M., Ellington, L. (in press). Behind the doors of home hospice patients: A secondary qualitative analysis of hospice nurse communication with patients and families. Palliative & Supportive Care. Accepted November 5, 2018.
PMCID: PMC6732050

Demiris, G., DeKeyser Ganz, F., Han, C. J., Pike, K., Parker Oliver, D., & Washington, K. (in press). Design and preliminary testing of the Caregiver Centered Communication Questionnaire (CCCQ). Journal of Palliative Care.

Washington, K. T., Wittenberg-Lyles, E., Parker Oliver, D., Demiris, G., Shaunfield, S., & Crumb, E. (2013). Application of the VALUE communication principles in ACTIVE hospice team meetings. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 16(1), 60-66.
PMCID: PMC3546416

Wittenberg-Lyles, E., Washington, K., Demiris, G., & Parker Oliver, D. (2014). Understanding social support burden among family caregivers. Health Communication, 29(9), 901-910.
PMCID: PMC4029862

Wittenberg-Lyles, E., Demiris, G., Parker Oliver, D., Washington, K., Burt, S., & Shaunfield, S. (2012). Stress variances among informal hospice caregivers. Qualitative Health Research, 22(8), 1114-1125.
PMCID: PMC3559181

Wittenberg-Lyles, E., Goldsmith, J., Demiris, G., & Parker Oliver, D. (2012). The impact of family communication patterns on hospice family caregivers: A new typology. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, 14(1), 25-33.
PMCID: PMC3269241

Washington, K. T., Demiris, G., Parker Oliver, D., Swarz, J., Lewis, A. M., Backonja, U. (2017). A qualitative analysis of information sharing in hospice interdisciplinary group meetings. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, 34(10), 901-906.
PMID: 28193105
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Demiris, G., Washington, K., Ulrich, C. M., Popescu, M., & Parker Oliver, D. (2019). Innovative tools to support family caregivers of persons with cancer: The role of information technology. Seminars in Oncology Nursing, 35(4), 384-388.
PMCID: PMC6660408

Benson, J. J., Parker Oliver, D., Demiris, G., & Washington, K. T. (2019). Accounts of family conflict in home hospice care: The central role of autonomy for informal caregiver resilience. Journal of Family Nursing, 25(2), 190-218.
PMID: 30773970

Rolbiecki, A., Washington, K. T., Bitsicas, K. (2017). Digital storytelling: Families’ search for meaning after child death. Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care, 13(4), 239-250.
PMID: 29252152

Gage, L. A., Washington, K., Parker Oliver, D., Kruse, R., Lewis, A., & Demiris, G. (2016). Family members’ experience with hospice in nursing homes. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, 33(4), 354-362.
PMCID: PMC4441870

Wittenberg-Lyles, E., Parker Oliver, D., Kruse, R. L., Demiris, G., Gage, L. A., Wagner, K. (2013). Family caregiver participation in hospice interdisciplinary team meetings: How does it affect the nature and content of communication? Health Communication, 28(2), 110-118.
PMCID: PMC3382048

Rolbiecki, A. J., Washington, K. T., & Bitsicas, K. (2019). Digital Storytelling as an Intervention for Bereaved Family Members. OMEGA – Journal of Death and Dying, [epub ahead of print].
PMID:  30678536