Sara L. Douglas

Case Western Reserve University, USA

Research Interests: •Caregiving & Disease Management in Chronic Critical Illness ?Long-term Mechanical Ventilation •Decision Making: Caregivers and Patients with Advanced Cancer Research Projects (Current and Prior): •Co-Investigator ( 3/11 – 7/13.) “Mapping the Complexity of End of Life Transitions in Chronically Critically Ill”. National Institute of Nursing Research, RO1-NR013322-01. ?Co-Investigator (9/07 - 6/11) "Improving the Quality of Advanced Cancer Care with Disease Management". National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR). ?Co-Investigator (8/05-6/08). "Intensive Communication for Chronically Critically Ill". NINR. •Co-Investigator (6/01 - 6/04). "Disease Management of the Chronically Critically Ill," NINR. Recent Publications: ?Daly BJ, Douglas SL, Lipson AR, Gunzler D. (In Press). Clinical Trial of a Supportive Care Team for Patients with Advanced Cancer. J Pain Symp Mgt. •Douglas SL, Daly BJ (2012). The Impact of Patient Quality of Life and Spirituality Upon Caregiver Depression for those with Advanced Cancer. Palliat Support Care, Nov 27, 1-8. •Douglas SL, Daly BJ, Lipson AR. (2012). Neglect of quality-of-life considerations in intensive care unit family meetings for long-stay intensive care unit patients. Crit Care Med;40(2):1-7. •Hickman R, Daly B, Douglas SL, Clochesy J. (2010). Informational Coping Style and Depressive Symptoms in Family Decision Makers of Cognitively Impaired Chronically Critically Ill. American Journal of Critical Care, 19(5), 410-420. •Daly, BJ, Douglas, SL, O’Toole, E, Gordon, NH, Hejal, R, Peerless, J, Rowbottom, J, Garland, A, Lilly, C, Wiencek C, and Hickman, R. (2010). Effectiveness Trial of an Intensive Communication Structure for Families of Long-stay ICU Patients. Chest, June 24, 2010. •Douglas, SL, Daly, BJ, O’Toole, E, Hickman, RL (2010). Depression among white and nonwhite caregivers of the chronically critically ill. Journal of Critical Care, 25(2), 364.e11-19.

Biography Updated on 16 April 2013

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