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Rolbiecki, A. J., Parker Oliver, D., Washington, K., Benson, J., Jorgensen, L. (in press). Preliminary results of Caregiver Speaks: A storytelling intervention for bereaved family caregivers. Journal of Loss and Trauma. Accepted December 17, 2019.

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

Chi, N. C., Demiris, G., Pike, K. C., Washington, K., & Parker Oliver, D. (2018). Exploring the challenges that family caregivers faced when caring for hospice patients with heart failure. Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care, 14(2-3), 162-176.
PMCID: PMC6274608

Washington, K. T., Wilkes, C. M., Rakes, C. R., Otten, S. J., Parker Oliver, D., & Demiris, G. (2018). Relationships among symptom management burden, coping responses, and caregiver psychological distress at end of life. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 21(9), 1234-1241.
PMID: 29727256

Parker Oliver, D., Patil, S., Benson, J., Gage, A., Washington, K., Kruse, R., & Demiris, G. (2017). The effect of internet group support for caregivers on social support, self-efficacy, and caregiver burden: A meta-analysis. Telemedicine & e-Health, 23(8), 621-629.
PMID: 28328392

Wittenberg-Lyles, E., Demiris, G., Parker Oliver, D., & Burchett, M. (2014). Exploring aging-related stress among older spousal caregivers. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 40(8), 13-16.
PMCID: PMC4443706

Boquet, J. R., Parker Oliver, D., Wittenberg-Lyles, E., Doorenbos, A. Z., & Demiris, G. (2011). Taking care of a dying grandparent: Case studies of grandchildren in the hospice caregiver role. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, 28(8), 564-568.
PMCID: PMC4420153

Benson, J. J., Schwarz, B., Tofle, R., & Parker-Oliver, D. (2019). The motivations and consequences of dying at home: Family caregiver perspectives. Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 32(3-4), 278-336.
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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. Journal of Pain & Symptom Management, 58(5), 871-877.
PMCID: PMC6823121
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Benson, J. J., Parker Oliver, D., Washington, K. T., Rolbiecki, A. J., Lombardo, B., Garza, J., & Demiris, G. (2019). Online social support groups for informal caregivers of hospice patients with cancer. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 44. Advance online publication.
PMID: 31816508
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Washington, K. T., Demiris, G., Parker Oliver, D., Purnell, G., Tatum, P. (2018). Quality hospice care in adult family homes: Barriers and facilitators. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 19(2), 136-140.
PMCID: PMC5803394
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Parker Oliver, D., Demiris, G., Wittenberg-Lyles, E., & Porock, D. (2010). The use of videophones for patient and family participation in hospice interdisciplinary team meetings: A promising approach. European Journal of Cancer Care, 19(6), 729-735.
PMCID: PMC2891692

Washington, K. T., Parker Oliver, D., Smith, J. B., Kruse, R. L., Meghani, S. H., & Demiris, G. (2019). A comparison of rural and urban hospice family caregivers’ cancer pain knowledge and experience. Journal of Pain & Symptom Management, 54(4), 685-689.
PMCID: PMC6754759

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Washington, K. T., Parker Oliver, D., Benson, J. J., Rolbiecki, A. J., Jorgensen, L. A., Cruz-Oliver, D. M., & Demiris, G. (2019). Factors influencing engagement in an online support group for family caregivers of individuals with advanced cancer. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology. Advance online publication.
PMID: 31690247
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Parker Oliver, D., Washington, K., Demiris, G., & White, P. Challenges in Implementing Hospice Clinical Trials: Preserving Scientific Integrity While Facing Changing Environments. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 59(2), 365-371.
PMCID: PMC6989375
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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
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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

Demiris, G., Parker Oliver, D., Washington, K., & Pike, K. (2019). A problem-solving intervention for hospice family caregivers: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 67, 1345-1352.
PMCID: PMC6791527

Benson, J. J., Schwarz, B., Tofle, R., & Parker-Oliver, D. (2019). The motivations and consequences of dying at home: Family caregiver perspectives. Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 32(3-4), 278-336.
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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

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

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