Sara L. Douglas, PhD, RN


Impact of Goals of Care on Resource Use at End of Life

September 13, 2018

Researchers exam­ined whether there were differences in resource use at end of life between patients with advanced cancer who identified goals of care focused heavily upon survival versus those who identified goals of care heavily focused on quality of life.

Factors Influencing Care Decisions for Patients With Advanced Cancer

March 12, 2015

A new study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NRO14856), "Factors Influencing Cancer Care Decisions," is currently underway at the Frances Payne Bolton (FPB) School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and the Seidman Cancer Center at Case Medical Center. The study focuses on the complex practice of shared decision-making in advanced cancer patients.

Sara Douglas Discusses Focusing on Caregivers

January 20, 2014

Sara L. Douglas, PhD, RN, associate professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, discusses the importance of focusing on the caregiver of a patient with cancer.

Sara Douglas on the Benefits of a Distance Caregiver

January 09, 2014

Sara L. Douglas, PhD, RN, discusses the results of a pilot study that examined the benefit of having a distance caregiver (a relative) present via live video while the cancer patient met with doctors.

The Benefits for Nurses of Using Psychosocial Cancer Registry Data

October 30, 2013

Registries, large databases of patient information collected in a systematic, standardized fashion, most often focus on biologic measures, such as pathology, radiology, and laboratory results, to track incidence and prevalence of disease as well as causative factors.