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James Aaron Tulsky, M.D.

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Overview
Dr. James Tulsky is Chair, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Chief, Division of Palliative Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospita; and Professor of Medicine and Co-Director, Center for Palliative Care, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Tulsky attended Cornell University as an undergraduate, completed his medical degree at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, and received his internal medicine training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He continued at UCSF as chief medical resident and subsequently as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. From 1993-2015 he was on faculty at Duke University where he was Professor of Medicine and Nursing and Chief, Duke Palliative Care. He is the recipient of the 2002 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (the highest national award given by the White House Office of Science and Technology for early career investigators), the 2006 Award for Research Excellence from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, the 2013 George L. Engel Award from the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare for “outstanding research contributing to the theory, practice and teaching of effective healthcare communication and related skills,” and, most recently, the 2014 American Cancer Society Pathfinder in Palliative Care award.

Dr. Tulsky has a longstanding interest in doctor-patient communication and quality of life at the end of life, and has published widely in these areas. His current research focuses on the evaluation and enhancement of communication between oncologists and patients with advanced cancer, identification of clinical, psychosocial and spiritual trajectories of patients at the end of life, development of self-management interventions for patients with life-limiting illness, and evaluating the role of palliative care in congestive heart failure. He is a Founding Director of VitalTalk (www.vitaltalk.org) a non-profit devoted to nurturing healthier connections between clinicians and patients through communication skills teaching.

Research
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  1. UH3AG060626 (TULSKY, JAMES A.) Jul 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2023
    NIH
    Improving Advance Care Planning in Oncology: A Pragmatic, Cluster-Randomized Trial Integrating Patient Videos and Clinician Communication Training
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. UG3AG060626 (TULSKY, JAMES A.) Jul 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2019
    NIH
    Improving Advance Care Planning in Oncology: A Pragmatic, Cluster-Randomized Trial Integrating Patient Videos and Clinician Communication Training
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. R01NR013428 (ROGERS, JOSEPH G.) Sep 27, 2011 - Jul 31, 2016
    NIH
    Palliative Care in Heart Failure (PAL-HF)
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  4. P01NR010948 (TULSKY, JAMES A.) Sep 23, 2008 - Dec 31, 2014
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    Self-Management Interventions in Life-Limiting Illness
    Role: Principal Investigator
  5. R01NR008249 (TULSKY, JAMES AARON) Aug 1, 2003 - Apr 30, 2010
    NIH
    Trajectories of Serious Illness: Patients and Caregivers
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Leiter RE, Tulsky JA. Time-Limited Trials and Potentially Nonbeneficial Treatment in the ICU-Willing to Wait for It. JAMA Intern Med. 2021 Jun 01; 181(6):795-796. PMID: 33843949.
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  2. Azizoddin DR, Schreiber K, Beck MR, Enzinger AC, Hruschak V, Darnall BD, Edwards RR, Allsop MJ, Tulsky JA, Boyer E, Mackey S. Chronic pain severity, impact, and opioid use among patients with cancer: An analysis of biopsychosocial factors using the CHOIR learning health care system. Cancer. 2021 Jun 01. PMID: 34061975.
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  3. Knutzen KE, Sacks OA, Brody-Bizar OC, Murray GF, Jain RH, Holdcroft LA, Alam SS, Liu MA, Pollak KI, Tulsky JA, Barnato AE. Actual and Missed Opportunities for End-of-Life Care Discussions With Oncology Patients: A Qualitative Study. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jun 01; 4(6):e2113193. PMID: 34110395.
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  4. Sanders JJ, Caponigro E, Ericson JD, Dubey M, Duane JN, Orr SP, Pirl W, Tulsky JA, Blanch-Hartigan D. Virtual environments to study emotional responses to clinical communication: A scoping review. Patient Educ Couns. 2021 May 09. PMID: 34020839.
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  5. Azizoddin DR, Knoerl R, Adam R, Kessler D, Tulsky JA, Edwards RR, Enzinger AC. Cancer pain self-management in the context of a national opioid epidemic: Experiences of patients with advanced cancer using opioids. Cancer. 2021 Apr 27. PMID: 33905550.
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  6. Huang K, Gray TF, Romero-Brufau S, Tulsky JA, Lindvall C. Using nursing notes to improve clinical outcome prediction in intensive care patients: A retrospective cohort study. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2021 Apr 21. PMID: 33880557.
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  7. Beaussant Y, Tulsky J, Guérin B, Schwarz-Plaschg C, Sanders JJ. Mapping an Agenda for Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Research in Patients with Serious Illness. J Palliat Med. 2021 Apr 13. PMID: 33848208.
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  8. Lakin JR, Gundersen DA, Lindvall C, Paasche-Orlow MK, Tulsky JA, Brannen EN, Pollak KI, Kennedy D, McLeggon JA, Stout JJ, Volandes A. A Yet Unrealized Promise: Structured Advance Care Planning Elements in the Electronic Health Record. J Palliat Med. 2021 Apr 07. PMID: 33826860.
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  9. Sokas C, Yeh IM, Bernacki RE, Rangel EL, Kaafarani H, Mitchell SL, Bader AM, Ladin K, Palmer JA, Tulsky JA, Cooper Z. Older adults' perspectives 3 months after emergency general surgery highlight opportunities to improve care. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 Apr 02. PMID: 33797750.
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  10. Kaufman BG, Granger BB, Sun JL, Sanders G, Taylor DH, Mark DB, Warraich H, Fiuzat M, Steinhauser K, Tulsky JA, Rogers JG, O'Connor C, Mentz RJ. The Cost-Effectiveness of Palliative Care: Insights from the PAL-HF Trial. J Card Fail. 2021 Jun; 27(6):662-669. PMID: 33731305.
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  11. Wan L, Samsky MD, O'Connor CM, Stebbins A, Alhanti B, Warraich HJ, Johnson KS, Anstrom KJ, Fiuzat M, Granger BB, Mark DB, Tulsky JA, Rogers JG, Mentz RJ. Patterns of Change in Individual Domains of the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire With a Palliative Care Intervention for Patients With Advanced Heart Failure: Insights from PAL-HF. J Card Fail. 2021 Feb 26. PMID: 33647475.
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  12. Reese JB, Sorice KA, Pollard W, Handorf E, Beach MC, Daly MB, Porter LS, Tulsky JA, Lepore SJ. Efficacy of a multimedia intervention in facilitating breast cancer patients' clinical communication about sexual health: Results of a randomized controlled trial. Psychooncology. 2021 May; 30(5):681-690. PMID: 33305520.
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  13. Feraco AM, McCarthy SR, Revette AC, Stevens SE, Das PJ, Al-Sayegh H, Ma C, Tulsky JA, Wolfe J. Feasibility and acceptability of the "Day 100 Talk": An interdisciplinary communication intervention during the first six months of childhood cancer treatment. Cancer. 2021 Apr 01; 127(7):1134-1145. PMID: 33320337.
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  14. Mehanna EK, Catalano PJ, Cagney DN, Haas-Kogan DA, Alexander BM, Tulsky JA, Aizer AA. Hospice Utilization in Elderly Patients With Brain Metastases. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2020 12 14; 112(12):1251-1258. PMID: 32163145.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Lally K, Kematick BS, Gorman D, Tulsky J. Rapid Conversion of a Palliative Care Outpatient Clinic to Telehealth. JCO Oncol Pract. 2021 Jan; 17(1):e62-e67. PMID: 33306943.
    Citations:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  16. Steinhauser KE, Stechuchak KM, Ramos K, Winger J, Tulsky JA, Olsen MK. Current measures of distress may not account for what's most important in existential care interventions: Results of the outlook trial. Palliat Support Care. 2020 12; 18(6):648-657. PMID: 33148357.
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  17. Rosenberg LB, Goodlev ER, Izen RSE, Gelfand SL, Goodlev CL, Lanckton RB, Skarf LM, Wershof Schwartz A, Jones CA, Tulsky JA. Top Ten Tips Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know About Caring for Jewish Patients. J Palliat Med. 2020 12; 23(12):1658-1661. PMID: 33085936.
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  18. Bhatia V, Huang Y, Tulsky JA, Cross SH, Kamal AH, Warraich HJ. Trends and Characteristics of Medicare Hospice Beneficiaries in the USA. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Oct 19. PMID: 33078298.
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  19. Snaman JM, Helton G, Holder RL, Wittenberg E, Revette A, Tulsky JA, Baker JN, Wolfe J. MyPref: pilot study of a novel communication and decision-making tool for adolescents and young adults with advanced cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2021 Jun; 29(6):2983-2992. PMID: 33030597.
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  20. Pozzar R, Hammer MJ, Underhill-Blazey M, Wright AA, Tulsky JA, Hong F, Gundersen DA, Berry DL. Threats of Bots and Other Bad Actors to Data Quality Following Research Participant Recruitment Through Social Media: Cross-Sectional Questionnaire. J Med Internet Res. 2020 10 07; 22(10):e23021. PMID: 33026360.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Sokas C, Yeh IM, Coogan K, Bernacki R, Mitchell S, Bader A, Ladin K, Palmer JA, Tulsky JA, Cooper Z. Older Adult Perspectives on Medical Decision Making and Emergency General Surgery: "It had to be Done." J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021 May; 61(5):948-954. PMID: 33038427.
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  22. Jia Z, Leiter RE, Yeh IM, Tulsky JA, Sanders JJ. Toward Culturally Tailored Advance Care Planning for the Chinese Diaspora: An Integrative Systematic Review. J Palliat Med. 2020 12; 23(12):1662-1677. PMID: 32991239.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  23. Lakin JR, Tulsky JA, Bernacki RE. Time Out Before Talking: Communication as a Medical Procedure. Ann Intern Med. 2021 01; 174(1):96-97. PMID: 32894694.
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  24. Lakin JR, Brannen EN, Tulsky JA, Paasche-Orlow MK, Lindvall C, Chang Y, Gundersen DA, El-Jawahri A, Volandes A. Advance Care Planning: Promoting Effective and Aligned Communication in the Elderly (ACP-PEACE): the study protocol for a pragmatic stepped-wedge trial of older patients with cancer. BMJ Open. 2020 07 14; 10(7):e040999. PMID: 32665394.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  25. Pajka SE, Hasdianda MA, George N, Sudore R, Schonberg MA, Bernstein E, Tulsky JA, Block SD, Ouchi K. Feasibility of a Brief Intervention to Facilitate Advance Care Planning Conversations for Patients with Life-Limiting Illness in the Emergency Department. J Palliat Med. 2021 01; 24(1):31-39. PMID: 32471321.
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  26. deLima Thomas J, Leiter RE, Abrahm JL, Shameklis JC, Kiser SB, Gelfand SL, Sciacca KR, Reville B, Siegert CA, Zhang H, Lai L, Sato R, Smith LN, Kamdar MM, Greco L, Lee KA, Tulsky JA, Lawton AJ. Development of a Palliative Care Toolkit for the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Aug; 60(2):e22-e25. PMID: 32454184.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  27. Petersen A, Tulsky JA, Mendu M. CODE: a practical framework for advancing patient-centred code status discussions. BMJ Qual Saf. 2020 11; 29(11):939-942. PMID: 32350129.
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  28. Truby LK, O'Connor C, Fiuzat M, Stebbins A, Coles A, Patel CB, Granger B, Pagidipati N, Agarwal R, Rymer J, Lowenstern A, Douglas PS, Tulsky J, Rogers JG, Mentz RJ. Sex Differences in Quality of Life and Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Advanced Heart Failure: Insights From the PAL-HF Trial. Circ Heart Fail. 2020 04; 13(4):e006134. PMID: 32268795.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Back A, Tulsky JA, Arnold RM. Communication Skills in the Age of COVID-19. Ann Intern Med. 2020 06 02; 172(11):759-760. PMID: 32240282.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  30. Beaussant Y, Sanders J, Sager Z, Tulsky JA, Braun IM, Blinderman CD, Bossis AP, Byock I. Defining the Roles and Research Priorities for Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies in Patients with Serious Illness: Expert Clinicians' and Investigators' Perspectives. J Palliat Med. 2020 10; 23(10):1323-1334. PMID: 32233936.
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  31. Cross SH, Ely EW, Kavalieratos D, Tulsky JA, Warraich HJ. Place of Death for Individuals With Chronic Lung Disease: Trends and Associated Factors From 2003 to 2017 in the United States. Chest. 2020 08; 158(2):670-680. PMID: 32229227.
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  32. Azizoddin DR, Enzinger AC, Wright AA, Yusufov M, Tulsky JA, Campbell EG, Bolcic-Jankovic D, Nayak MM, Braun IM. Oncologists' perspectives on medical marijuana use by older adults. J Geriatr Oncol. 2020 07; 11(6):1034-1037. PMID: 31928941.
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  33. Henckel C, Revette A, Huntington SF, Tulsky JA, Abel GA, Odejide OO. Perspectives Regarding Hospice Services and Transfusion Access: Focus Groups With Blood Cancer Patients and Bereaved Caregivers. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 06; 59(6):1195-1203.e4. PMID: 31926969.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  34. Braun IM, Nayak MM, Revette A, Wright AA, Chai PR, Yusufov M, Pirl WF, Tulsky JA. Cancer patients' experiences with medicinal cannabis-related care. Cancer. 2020 Jan 01; 127(1):67-73. PMID: 32986266.
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  35. Malhotra C, Rajasekaran T, Kanesvaran R, Yee A, Bundoc FG, Singh R, Tulsky JA, Pollak KI. Pilot Trial of a Combined Oncologist-Patient-Caregiver Communication Intervention in Singapore. JCO Oncol Pract. 2020 02; 16(2):e190-e200. PMID: 31880975.
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  36. Brannen EN, Pollak KI, Farrell D, Baranowski RA, Arnold GK, Rohowyj N, Goldman JL, Tulsky JA. When worlds collide: Challenges to implementing communication research in community oncology practices. Patient Educ Couns. 2020 05; 103(5):1057-1063. PMID: 31866193.
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  37. Brizzi K, Zupanc SN, Udelsman BV, Tulsky JA, Wright AA, Poort H, Lindvall C. Natural Language Processing to Assess Palliative Care and End-of-Life Process Measures in Patients With Breast Cancer With Leptomeningeal Disease. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2020 May; 37(5):371-376. PMID: 31698921.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Malhotra C, Kanesvaran R, Barr Kumarakulasinghe N, Tan SH, Xiang L, Tulsky JA, Pollak KI. Oncologist-patient-caregiver decision-making discussions in the context of advanced cancer in an Asian setting. Health Expect. 2020 02; 23(1):220-228. PMID: 31682064.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Odejide OO, Uno H, Murillo A, Tulsky JA, Abel GA. Goals of care discussions for patients with blood cancers: Association of person, place, and time with end-of-life care utilization. Cancer. 2020 02 01; 126(3):515-522. PMID: 31593321.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  40. Hu SY, Santus E, Forsyth AW, Malhotra D, Haimson J, Chatterjee NA, Kramer DB, Barzilay R, Tulsky JA, Lindvall C. Can machine learning improve patient selection for cardiac resynchronization therapy? PLoS One. 2019; 14(10):e0222397. PMID: 31581234.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  41. Sanders JJ, Berrier AI, Nshuti L, Tulsky JA, Lindvall C. Differences by Race, Religiosity, and Mental Health in Preferences for Life-Prolonging Treatment Among Medicare Beneficiaries. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 10; 34(10):1981-1983. PMID: 31144284.
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  42. Ouchi K, Strout T, Haydar S, Baker O, Wang W, Bernacki R, Sudore R, Schuur JD, Schonberg MA, Block SD, Tulsky JA. Association of Emergency Clinicians' Assessment of Mortality Risk With Actual 1-Month Mortality Among Older Adults Admitted to the Hospital. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 09 04; 2(9):e1911139. PMID: 31517962.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  43. Warraich HJ, O'Connor CM, Yang H, Granger BB, Johnson KS, Mark DB, Anstrom KJ, Patel CB, Steinhauser KE, Tulsky JA, Taylor DH, Rogers JG, Mentz RJ. African Americans With Advanced Heart Failure Are More Likely to Die in a Health Care Facility Than at Home or in Hospice: An Analysis From the PAL-HF Trial. J Card Fail. 2019 08; 25(8):693-694. PMID: 31158470.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  44. Chua IS, Leiter RE, Brizzi KT, Coey CA, Mazzola E, Tulsky JA, Lindvall C. US National Trends in Opioid-Related Hospitalizations Among Patients With Cancer. JAMA Oncol. 2019 May 01; 5(5):734-735. PMID: 30920595.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  45. Habib AR, Cronin AM, Earle CC, Tulsky JA, Mack JW, Abel GA, Odejide OO. How Do Blood Cancer Doctors Discuss Prognosis? Findings from a National Survey of Hematologic Oncologists. J Palliat Med. 2019 06; 22(6):677-684. PMID: 30907686.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  46. Reese JB, Lepore SJ, Daly MB, Handorf E, Sorice KA, Porter LS, Tulsky JA, Beach MC. A brief intervention to enhance breast cancer clinicians' communication about sexual health: Feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary outcomes. Psychooncology. 2019 04; 28(4):872-879. PMID: 30811732.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  47. Wendlandt B, Ceppe A, Choudhury S, Cox CE, Hanson LC, Danis M, Tulsky JA, Nelson JE, Carson SS. Modifiable elements of ICU supportive care and communication are associated with surrogates' PTSD symptoms. Intensive Care Med. 2019 05; 45(5):619-626. PMID: 30790028.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  48. Ouchi K, George N, Schuur JD, Aaronson EL, Lindvall C, Bernstein E, Sudore RL, Schonberg MA, Block SD, Tulsky JA. Goals-of-Care Conversations for Older Adults With Serious Illness in the Emergency Department: Challenges and Opportunities. Ann Emerg Med. 2019 08; 74(2):276-284. PMID: 30770207.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  49. Desai AS, Schaefer KG, Tulsky JA, Mehra MR. Quality of death after left ventricular assist device implantation: More questions than answers. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2019 04; 38(4):382-384. PMID: 30765305.
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  50. Wendlandt B, Ceppe A, Choudhury S, Nelson JE, Cox CE, Hanson LC, Danis M, Tulsky JA, Carson SS. Risk Factors for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms in Surrogate Decision-Makers of Patients with Chronic Critical Illness. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2018 12; 15(12):1451-1458. PMID: 30199658.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  51. Lindvall C, Udelsman B, Malhotra D, Brovman EY, Urman RD, D'Alessandro DA, Tulsky JA. In-hospital mortality in older patients after ventricular assist device implantation: A national cohort study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 08; 158(2):466-475.e4. PMID: 30579542.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  52. Chan A, Chien I, Moseley E, Salman S, Kaminer Bourland S, Lamas D, Walling AM, Tulsky JA, Lindvall C. Deep learning algorithms to identify documentation of serious illness conversations during intensive care unit admissions. Palliat Med. 2019 02; 33(2):187-196. PMID: 30427267.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  53. Ouchi K, George N, Revette AC, Hasdianda MA, Fellion L, Reust A, Powell LH, Sudore R, Schuur JD, Schonberg MA, Bernstein E, Tulsky JA, Block SD. Empower Seriously Ill Older Adults to Formulate Their Goals for Medical Care in the Emergency Department. J Palliat Med. 2019 03; 22(3):267-273. PMID: 30418094.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  54. Lindvall C, Lilley EJ, Zupanc SN, Chien I, Udelsman BV, Walling A, Cooper Z, Tulsky JA. Natural Language Processing to Assess End-of-Life Quality Indicators in Cancer Patients Receiving Palliative Surgery. J Palliat Med. 2019 02; 22(2):183-187. PMID: 30328764.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  55. Reese JB, Sorice K, Lepore SJ, Daly MB, Tulsky JA, Beach MC. Patient-clinician communication about sexual health in breast cancer: A mixed-methods analysis of clinic dialogue. Patient Educ Couns. 2019 03; 102(3):436-442. PMID: 30314828.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  56. Braun I, Tulsky J. Reconciling the Discrepancies in Medicine's Relationship to Medical Marijuana. Ann Intern Med. 2018 11 06; 169(9):646-647. PMID: 30285072.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  57. Udelsman B, Chien I, Ouchi K, Brizzi K, Tulsky JA, Lindvall C. Needle in a Haystack: Natural Language Processing to Identify Serious Illness. J Palliat Med. 2019 02; 22(2):179-182. PMID: 30251922.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  58. Leiter RE, Yusufov M, Hasdianda MA, Fellion LA, Reust AC, Block SD, Tulsky JA, Ouchi K. Fidelity and Feasibility of a Brief Emergency Department Intervention to Empower Adults With Serious Illness to Initiate Advance Care Planning Conversations. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 12; 56(6):878-885. PMID: 30223014.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  59. Bodner ME, Lyna P, Østbye T, Bravender T, Alexander SC, Tulsky JA, Lin PH, Pollak KI. Accuracy and congruence of physician and adolescent patient weight-related discussions: Teen CHAT (Communicating health: Analyzing talk). Patient Educ Couns. 2018 12; 101(12):2105-2110. PMID: 30115415.
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  60. Mentz RJ, O'Connor CM, Granger BB, Yang H, Patel CB, Steinhauser KE, Fiuzat M, Johnson KS, Anstrom KJ, Dodson GC, Taylor DH, Mark DB, Tulsky JA, Rogers JG. Palliative care and hospital readmissions in patients with advanced heart failure: Insights from the PAL-HF trial. Am Heart J. 2018 10; 204:202-204. PMID: 30100051.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  61. Poort H, Souza PM, Malinowski PK, MacDougall KM, Barysauskas CM, Lau Greenberg T, Tulsky JA, Fasciano KM. Taking a "Snapshot": Evaluation of a Conversation Aid for Identifying Psychosocial Needs in Young Adults with Cancer. J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. 2018 10; 7(5):565-571. PMID: 29781754.
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  62. Braun IM, Wright A, Peteet J, Meyer FL, Yuppa DP, Bolcic-Jankovic D, LeBlanc J, Chang Y, Yu L, Nayak MM, Tulsky JA, Suzuki J, Nabati L, Campbell EG. Medical Oncologists' Beliefs, Practices, and Knowledge Regarding Marijuana Used Therapeutically: A Nationally Representative Survey Study. J Clin Oncol. 2018 07 01; 36(19):1957-1962. PMID: 29746226.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  63. Lilley EJ, Lindvall C, Lillemoe KD, Tulsky JA, Wiener DC, Cooper Z. Measuring Processes of Care in Palliative Surgery: A Novel Approach Using Natural Language Processing. Ann Surg. 2018 05; 267(5):823-825. PMID: 29112003.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  64. Li L, Nelson JE, Hanson LC, Cox CE, Carson SS, Chai EJ, Keller KL, Tulsky JA, Danis M. How Surrogate Decision-Makers for Patients With Chronic Critical Illness Perceive and Carry Out Their Role. Crit Care Med. 2018 05; 46(5):699-704. PMID: 29462004.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  65. Ouchi K, Jambaulikar GD, Hohmann S, George NR, Aaronson EL, Sudore R, Schonberg MA, Tulsky JA, Schuur JD, Pallin DJ. Prognosis After Emergency Department Intubation to Inform Shared Decision-Making. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 07; 66(7):1377-1381. PMID: 29542117.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  66. Forsyth AW, Barzilay R, Hughes KS, Lui D, Lorenz KA, Enzinger A, Tulsky JA, Lindvall C. Machine Learning Methods to Extract Documentation of Breast Cancer Symptoms From Electronic Health Records. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 06; 55(6):1492-1499. PMID: 29496537.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  67. LeBlanc TW, Bloom N, Wolf SP, Lowman SG, Pollak KI, Steinhauser KE, Ariely D, Tulsky JA. Triadic treatment decision-making in advanced cancer: a pilot study of the roles and perceptions of patients, caregivers, and oncologists. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Apr; 26(4):1197-1205. PMID: 29101469.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  68. Sanders JJ, Curtis JR, Tulsky JA. Achieving Goal-Concordant Care: A Conceptual Model and Approach to Measuring Serious Illness Communication and Its Impact. J Palliat Med. 2018 03; 21(S2):S17-S27. PMID: 29091522.
    Citations: 34     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  69. Malhotra C, Kanesvaran R, Krishna L, Xiang L, Kumarakulasinghe NB, Tan SH, Tulsky JA, Pollak KI. Oncologists' responses to patient and caregiver negative emotions and patient perception of quality of communication: results from a multi-ethnic Asian setting. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Mar; 26(3):957-965. PMID: 28993888.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  70. Nelson JE, Hanson LC, Keller KL, Carson SS, Cox CE, Tulsky JA, White DB, Chai EJ, Weiss SP, Danis M. The Voice of Surrogate Decision-Makers. Family Responses to Prognostic Information in Chronic Critical Illness. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 10 01; 196(7):864-872. PMID: 28387538.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  71. Tulsky JA, Beach MC, Butow PN, Hickman SE, Mack JW, Morrison RS, Street RL, Sudore RL, White DB, Pollak KI. A Research Agenda for Communication Between Health Care Professionals and Patients Living With Serious Illness. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 09 01; 177(9):1361-1366. PMID: 28672373.
    Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  72. Ouchi K, Jambaulikar G, George NR, Xu W, Obermeyer Z, Aaronson EL, Schuur JD, Schonberg MA, Tulsky JA, Block SD. The "Surprise Question" Asked of Emergency Physicians May Predict 12-Month Mortality among Older Emergency Department Patients. J Palliat Med. 2018 Feb; 21(2):236-240. PMID: 28846475.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  73. Balboni MJ, Sullivan A, Smith PT, Zaidi D, Mitchell C, Tulsky JA, Sulmasy DP, VanderWeele TJ, Balboni TA. The Views of Clergy Regarding Ethical Controversies in Care at the End of Life. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 01; 55(1):65-74.e9. PMID: 28818632.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  74. Steinhauser KE, Alexander S, Olsen MK, Stechuchak KM, Zervakis J, Ammarell N, Byock I, Tulsky JA. Addressing Patient Emotional and Existential Needs During Serious Illness: Results of the Outlook Randomized Controlled Trial. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 12; 54(6):898-908. PMID: 28803082.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  75. Rogers JG, Patel CB, Mentz RJ, Granger BB, Steinhauser KE, Fiuzat M, Adams PA, Speck A, Johnson KS, Krishnamoorthy A, Yang H, Anstrom KJ, Dodson GC, Taylor DH, Kirchner JL, Mark DB, O'Connor CM, Tulsky JA. Palliative Care in Heart Failure: The PAL-HF Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Jul 18; 70(3):331-341. PMID: 28705314.
    Citations: 76     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  76. Odejide OO, Cronin AM, Earle CC, Tulsky JA, Abel GA. Why are patients with blood cancers more likely to die without hospice? Cancer. 2017 Sep 01; 123(17):3377-3384. PMID: 28542833.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  77. Pollak KI, Back AL, Tulsky JA. Disseminating effective clinician communication techniques: Engaging clinicians to want to learn how to engage patients. Patient Educ Couns. 2017 Oct; 100(10):1951-1954. PMID: 28526190.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  78. Reese JB, Beach MC, Smith KC, Bantug ET, Casale KE, Porter LS, Bober SL, Tulsky JA, Daly MB, Lepore SJ. Effective patient-provider communication about sexual concerns in breast cancer: a qualitative study. Support Care Cancer. 2017 10; 25(10):3199-3207. PMID: 28451911.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  79. Childers JW, Back AL, Tulsky JA, Arnold RM. REMAP: A Framework for Goals of Care Conversations. J Oncol Pract. 2017 10; 13(10):e844-e850. PMID: 28445100.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  80. Ouchi K, Hohmann S, Goto T, Ueda P, Aaronson EL, Pallin DJ, Testa MA, Tulsky JA, Schuur JD, Schonberg MA. Index to Predict In-hospital Mortality in Older Adults after Non-traumatic Emergency Department Intubations. West J Emerg Med. 2017 Jun; 18(4):690-697. PMID: 28611890.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  81. Balboni MJ, Sullivan A, Enzinger AC, Smith PT, Mitchell C, Peteet JR, Tulsky JA, VanderWeele T, Balboni TA. U.S. Clergy Religious Values and Relationships to End-of-Life Discussions and Care. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 06; 53(6):999-1009. PMID: 28185893.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  82. Reese JB, Sorice K, Beach MC, Porter LS, Tulsky JA, Daly MB, Lepore SJ. Patient-provider communication about sexual concerns in cancer: a systematic review. J Cancer Surviv. 2017 04; 11(2):175-188. PMID: 27858322.
    Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  83. Bailey DE, Hendrix CC, Steinhauser KE, Stechuchak KM, Porter LS, Hudson J, Olsen MK, Muir A, Lowman S, DiMartini A, Salonen LW, Tulsky JA. Randomized trial of an uncertainty self-management telephone intervention for patients awaiting liver transplant. Patient Educ Couns. 2017 03; 100(3):509-517. PMID: 28277289.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  84. Ouchi K, Block SD, Schonberg MA, Jamieson ES, Aaronson EL, Pallin DJ, Tulsky JA, Schuur JD. Feasibility Testing of an Emergency Department Screening Tool To Identify Older Adults Appropriate for Palliative Care Consultation. J Palliat Med. 2017 01; 20(1):69-73. PMID: 27632230.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  85. Odejide OO, Cronin AM, Condron NB, Fletcher SA, Earle CC, Tulsky JA, Abel GA. Barriers to Quality End-of-Life Care for Patients With Blood Cancers. J Clin Oncol. 2016 09 10; 34(26):3126-32. PMID: 27400944.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  86. Carson SS, Cox CE, Wallenstein S, Hanson LC, Danis M, Tulsky JA, Chai E, Nelson JE. Effect of Palliative Care-Led Meetings for Families of Patients With Chronic Critical Illness: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2016 Jul 05; 316(1):51-62. PMID: 27380343.
    Citations: 62     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  87. Pollak KI, Tulsky JA, Bravender T, Østbye T, Lyna P, Dolor RJ, Coffman CJ, Bilheimer A, Lin PH, Farrell D, Bodner ME, Alexander SC. Teaching primary care physicians the 5 A's for discussing weight with overweight and obese adolescents. Patient Educ Couns. 2016 10; 99(10):1620-5. PMID: 27228899.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  88. Pollak KI, Coffman CJ, Tulsky JA, Alexander SC, Østbye T, Farrell D, Lyna P, Dolor RJ, Bilheimer A, Lin PH, Bodner ME, Bravender TD. Teaching Physicians Motivational Interviewing for Discussing Weight With Overweight Adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2016 07; 59(1):96-103. PMID: 27155958.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  89. Johnson KS, Payne R, Kuchibhatla MN, Tulsky JA. Are Hospice Admission Practices Associated With Hospice Enrollment for Older African Americans and Whites? J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Apr; 51(4):697-705. PMID: 26654945.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  90. Bodner ME, Bilheimer A, Gao X, Lyna P, Alexander SC, Dolor RJ, Østbye T, Bravender T, Tulsky JA, Graves S, Irons A, Pollak KI. Studying physician-adolescent patient communication in community-based practices: recruitment challenges and solutions. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2015 Nov 13; 29(4). PMID: 26565534.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  91. Wolf SP, Davis DM, Samsa G, Locke SC, El-Jawahri A, Tulsky JA, Abernethy AP. Severity of and contributors to distress in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) receiving induction chemotherapy. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Oct 10; 33(29_suppl):83. PMID: 28147989.
    Citations:    
  92. Zafar SY, Chino F, Ubel PA, Rushing C, Samsa G, Altomare I, Nicolla J, Schrag D, Tulsky JA, Abernethy AP, Peppercorn JM. The utility of cost discussions between patients with cancer and oncologists. Am J Manag Care. 2015 Sep; 21(9):607-15. PMID: 26618364.
    Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  93. Tulsky JA. Decision Aids in Serious Illness: Moving What Works Into Practice. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Jul; 175(7):1221-2. PMID: 25984701.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  94. Hendrix CC, Bailey DE, Steinhauser KE, Olsen MK, Stechuchak KM, Lowman SG, Schwartz AJ, Riedel RF, Keefe FJ, Porter LS, Tulsky JA. Effects of enhanced caregiver training program on cancer caregiver's self-efficacy, preparedness, and psychological well-being. Support Care Cancer. 2016 Jan; 24(1):327-336. PMID: 26062925.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  95. Tulsky JA. Improving quality of care for serious illness: findings and recommendations of the Institute of Medicine report on dying in America. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 May; 175(5):840-1. PMID: 25730201.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  96. Alexander SC, Fortenberry JD, Pollak KI, Østbye T, Bravender T, Tulsky JA, Dolor R, Shields CG. Disclosure of Sexual Intercourse by Teenagers: Agreement Between Telephone Survey Responses and Annual Visit Disclosures. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2015 Jun; 54(6):529-33. PMID: 25857726.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  97. Zafar SY, Ubel PA, Tulsky JA, Pollak KI. Cost-related health literacy: a key component of high-quality cancer care. J Oncol Pract. 2015 May; 11(3):171-3. PMID: 25829522.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  98. Goldstein AO, Viera AJ, Pierson J, Barnhouse KK, Tulsky JA, Richman BD. Physician Beliefs about Physical and Mental Competency of Patients Applying for Concealed Weapon Permits. Behav Sci Law. 2015 Jun; 33(2-3):238-45. PMID: 25708569.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  99. Porter LS, Pollak KI, Farrell D, Cooper M, Arnold RM, Jeffreys AS, Tulsky JA. Development and implementation of an online program to improve how patients communicate emotional concerns to their oncology providers. Support Care Cancer. 2015 Oct; 23(10):2907-16. PMID: 25701437.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  100. Østbye T, Lyna P, Bodner ME, Alexander SC, Coffman C, Tulsky JA, Dolor R, Pollak K. The Effect of Parental Presence on Weight-Related Discussions Between Physicians and Their Overweight Adolescent Patients. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2015 Oct; 54(12):1218-20. PMID: 25575503.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  101. Clay AS, Ross E, Chudgar SM, Grochowski CO, Tulsky JA, Shapiro D. The emotions of graduating medical students about prior patient care experiences. Patient Educ Couns. 2015 Mar; 98(3):344-9. PMID: 25541412.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  102. Wolf S, Davis DM, Samsa G, Locke SC, Steinhauser KE, Ubel PA, Tulsky JA, Abernethy AP. Symptom burden, quality of life, and distress in acute myeloid leukemia patients receiving induction chemotherapy: A prospective electronic patient-reported outcomes study. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Nov; 32(31_suppl):167. PMID: 28142681.
    Citations:    
  103. Bloom CT, Davis DM, Locke SC, Steinhauser KE, Ubel PA, Tulsky JA, Abernethy AP. Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients' understanding of prognosis and treatment goals: A mixed-methods study. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Nov; 32(31_suppl):221. PMID: 28142782.
    Citations:    
  104. Mentz RJ, Tulsky JA, Granger BB, Anstrom KJ, Adams PA, Dodson GC, Fiuzat M, Johnson KS, Patel CB, Steinhauser KE, Taylor DH, O'Connor CM, Rogers JG. The palliative care in heart failure trial: rationale and design. Am Heart J. 2014 Nov; 168(5):645-651.e1. PMID: 25440791.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  105. Pollak KI, Coffman CJ, Alexander SC, Østbye T, Lyna P, Tulsky JA, Bilheimer A, Dolor RJ, Lin PH, Bodner ME, Bravender T. Weight's up? Predictors of weight-related communication during primary care visits with overweight adolescents. Patient Educ Couns. 2014 Sep; 96(3):327-32. PMID: 25130793.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  106. Steinhauser KE, Voils CI, Bosworth H, Tulsky JA. What constitutes quality of family experience at the end of life? Perspectives from family members of patients who died in the hospital. Palliat Support Care. 2015 Aug; 13(4):945-52. PMID: 25003541.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  107. Pierson J, Viera AJ, Barnhouse KK, Tulsky JA, Richman BD, Goldstein AO. Physician attitudes and experience with permit applications for concealed weapons. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jun 19; 370(25):2453-4. PMID: 24941197.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  108. Zafar SY, Tulsky JA, Abernethy AP. It's time to have 'the talk': cost communication and patient-centered care. Oncology (Williston Park). 2014 Jun; 28(6):479-80. PMID: 25134320.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  109. Steinhauser KE, Voils CI, Bosworth HB, Tulsky JA. Validation of a measure of family experience of patients with serious illness: the QUAL-E (Fam). J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Dec; 48(6):1168-81. PMID: 24858740.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  110. Sautter JM, Tulsky JA, Johnson KS, Olsen MK, Burton-Chase AM, Lindquist JH, Zimmerman S, Steinhauser KE. Caregiver experience during advanced chronic illness and last year of life. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Jun; 62(6):1082-90. PMID: 24803020.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  111. Bestvina CM, Zullig LL, Rushing C, Chino F, Samsa GP, Altomare I, Tulsky J, Ubel P, Schrag D, Nicolla J, Abernethy AP, Peppercorn J, Zafar SY. Patient-oncologist cost communication, financial distress, and medication adherence. J Oncol Pract. 2014 May; 10(3):162-7. PMID: 24839274.
    Citations: 61     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  112. Adams JA, Anderson RA, Docherty SL, Tulsky JA, Steinhauser KE, Bailey DE. Nursing strategies to support family members of ICU patients at high risk of dying. Heart Lung. 2014 Sep-Oct; 43(5):406-15. PMID: 24655938.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  113. Alexander SC, Fortenberry JD, Pollak KI, Bravender T, Davis JK, Ostbye T, Tulsky JA, Dolor RJ, Shields CG. Sexuality talk during adolescent health maintenance visits. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Feb; 168(2):163-9. PMID: 24378686.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  114. Bodner ME, Dolor RJ, Ostbye T, Lyna P, Alexander SC, Tulsky JA, Pollak KI. Accuracy and congruence of patient and physician weight-related discussions: from project CHAT (Communicating Health: Analyzing Talk). J Am Board Fam Med. 2014 Jan-Feb; 27(1):70-7. PMID: 24390888.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  115. Bravender T, Lyna P, Tulsky JA, Ostbye T, Alexander SC, Dolor RJ, Coffman CJ, Lin PH, Pollak KI. Physicians' assurances of confidentiality and time spent alone with adolescents during primary care visits. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 Oct; 53(11):1094-7. PMID: 24322956.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  116. Bays AM, Engelberg RA, Back AL, Ford DW, Downey L, Shannon SE, Doorenbos AZ, Edlund B, Christianson P, Arnold RW, O'Connor K, Kross EK, Reinke LF, Cecere Feemster L, Fryer-Edwards K, Alexander SC, Tulsky JA, Curtis JR. Interprofessional communication skills training for serious illness: evaluation of a small-group, simulated patient intervention. J Palliat Med. 2014 Feb; 17(2):159-66. PMID: 24180700.
    Citations: 31     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  117. Zullig LL, Rushing C, Chino FL, Samsa G, Altomare I, Tulsky JA, Ubel PA, Schrag D, Nicolla J, Abernethy AP, Peppercorn JM, Zafar Y. Patient-oncologist cost communication, financial distress, and medication adherence. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Nov; 31(31_suppl):2. PMID: 28136338.
    Citations:    
  118. Chhabra KR, Pollak KI, Lee SJ, Back AL, Goldman RE, Tulsky JA. Physician communication styles in initial consultations for hematological cancer. Patient Educ Couns. 2013 Dec; 93(3):573-8. PMID: 24035463.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  119. Bravender T, Tulsky JA, Farrell D, Alexander SC, Østbye T, Lyna P, Dolor RJ, Coffman CJ, Bilheimer A, Lin PH, Pollak KI. Teen CHAT: Development and utilization of a web-based intervention to improve physician communication with adolescents about healthy weight. Patient Educ Couns. 2013 Dec; 93(3):525-31. PMID: 24021419.
    Citations: 14     Fields: