Recent Publications

Recent Publications

These are some selected publications from the last two years. For a more complete list of publications go to individual CV's on the Faculty and Staff page.

Head, B., Earnshaw, L., Greenberg, R., Morehead, R., Pfeifer, M., Shaw, M. (2012). “I will never forget”: What we learned from medical student reflections on a required palliative care experience. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 15(5).


Schapmire, T. J.,Head, B. A., & Faul, A. C. (2012). "Just give me hope": The lived experiences of Medicaid patients with advanced cancer. Journal Of Social Work In End-Of-Life & Palliative Care, 8(1), 29-52. doi: DOI:10.1080/15524256.2012.650672


Keeney, C. E., Hermann, C. P., Head, B. A., Schapmire, T. J., & Scharfenberger, J. (2012). Kentucky’s Efforts to Reduce the Burden of Lung Cancer: Are We Making Progress? Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association.110(1), 10-16


Head, B. A., Schapmire, T. J., Keeney, C. E., Deck, S. M., Studts, J. L., Hermann, C. P., et al. (2011). Use of the Distress Thermometer to discern clinically relevant quality of life differences in women with breast cancer. Quality of Life Research. Advance online publication. doi: DOI 10.1007/s11136-011-9934-3


Head, B., Heitz, L., Kenney, C., Myers, J., Appana, S.N., Studts, J.L., Bumpous, J., Pfeiffer, M. (2011).  The relationship between weight loss and health-related quality of life in persons treated for head and neck cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer.19(10), 1511-1518


Keeney, C.E., Head, B.A. (Sept-Oct 2011).  Palliative nursing care of the patient with cancer-related fatigue. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, 13(5), 270-278


Head, B. (2011) Twilight ethics: Dilemmas at the end of life. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. 27(1), 53-61


Head, B., Keeney, C., Studts, J.L., Khayout, M., Bumpous, J., Pfeifer, M. (January, 2010). Feasibility and acceptance of a telehealth intervention to promote symptom management during treatment for head and neck cancer. Journal of Supportive Oncology, 9(1): e1-e11


Faul, A. C., Schapmire, T. J., D'Ambrosio, J., Feaster, D., Oak, C. S., & Farley, A. (2010). Promoting sustainability in frontline home care aides: Understanding factors affecting job retention in the home care workforce. Home Health Care Management & Practice, 22(6), 408-416. doi: 10.1177/1084822309348896