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Rachelle Emily Bernacki, M.D.

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Johns Hopkins , Baltimore, MDMDMD
University of Chicago, Chicago, ILMS05/2005Health Studies

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Mentoring
The Serious Illness Communication Checklist: Expanding a Randomized Controlled Trial to a Primary Care Setting
Full Time/Year Long, 09/01/12 - 08/30/13

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  1. (Bernacki, R) Jul 1, 2019 - Jul 1, 2021
    Arthur Vining Davis Foundation
    Serious Illness Action Network
    Role: PI
  2. (Bernacki, R) Oct 1, 2015 - Oct 1, 2017
    Cambia Foundation
    Building the Serious Illness Community of Practice
    Role: PI
  3. 1KO1 HP 20462 (BERNACKI, R) Jul 1, 2010 - Jul 1, 2015
    HRSA
    Serious Illness Communication
    Role: PI

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  1. Lakin JR, Tulsky JA, Bernacki RE. Time Out Before Talking: Communication as a Medical Procedure. Ann Intern Med. 2020 Sep 08. PMID: 32894694.
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  2. Jones KF, Fu MR, Merlin J, Paice JA, Bernacki R, Lee C, Wood L. Exploring Factors Associated with Long-Term Opioid Therapy in Cancer Survivors:An Integrative Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Aug 18. PMID: 32822751.
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  3. Ouchi K, Lawton AJ, Bowman J, Bernacki R, George N. Managing Code Status Conversations for Seriously Ill Older Adults in Respiratory Failure. Ann Emerg Med. 2020 Jul 31. PMID: 32747084.
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  4. Cooper L, Abbett SK, Feng A, Bernacki RE, Cooper Z, Urman RD, Frain LN, Edwards AF, Blitz JD, Javedan H, Bader AM. Launching a Geriatric Surgery Center: Recommendations from the Society for Perioperative Assessment and Quality Improvement. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 Jul 13. PMID: 32662064.
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  5. Seaman JB, Lakin JR, Anderson E, Bernacki R, Candrian C, Cotter VT, DeSanto-Madeya S, Epstein AS, Kestenbaum A, Izumi S, Sumser B, Tjia J, Hurd CJ. Interdisciplinary or Interprofessional: Why Terminology in Teamwork Matters to Hospice and Palliative Care. J Palliat Med. 2020 Sep; 23(9):1157-1158. PMID: 32640855.
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  6. Sanders JJ, Miller K, Desai M, Geerse OP, Paladino J, Kavanagh J, Lakin JR, Neville BA, Block SD, Fromme EK, Bernacki R. Measuring Goal-Concordant Care: Results and Reflections From Secondary Analysis of a Trial to Improve Serious Illness Communication. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Jun 26. PMID: 32599148.
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  7. Geerse OP, Lamas DJ, Bernacki RE, Sanders JJ, Paladino J, Berendsen AJ, Hiltermann TJN, Lindvall C, Fromme EK, Block SD. Adherence and Concordance between Serious Illness Care Planning Conversations and Oncology Clinician Documentation among Patients with Advanced Cancer. J Palliat Med. 2020 Jun 22. PMID: 32580676.
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  8. Ma C, Riehm LE, Bernacki R, Paladino J, You JJ. Quality of clinicians' conversations with patients and families before and after implementation of the Serious Illness Care Program in a hospital setting: a retrospective chart review study. CMAJ Open. 2020 Apr-Jun; 8(2):E448-E454. PMID: 32561591.
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  9. Kiser SB, Bernacki RE. When the Dust Settles: Preventing a Mental Health Crisis in COVID-19 Clinicians. Ann Intern Med. 2020 Jun 09. PMID: 32515987.
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  10. Leiter RE, Pu CT, Mazzola E, Gallagher J, Wright J, Manigault S, Moore ST, Bernacki RE. Engaging Hospices in Quality Measurement and Improvement: Early Experiences of a Large Integrated Health Care System. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Oct; 60(4):866-873.e4. PMID: 32512046.
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  11. Lee KC, Walling AM, Senglaub SS, Bernacki R, Fleisher LA, Russell MM, Wenger NS, Cooper Z. Improving Serious Illness Care for Surgical Patients: Quality Indicators for Surgical Palliative Care. Ann Surg. 2020 Jun 03. PMID: 32502076.
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  12. Lakin JR, Neal BJ, Maloney FL, Paladino J, Vogeli C, Tumblin J, Vienneau M, Fromme E, Cunningham R, Block SD, Bernacki RE. A systematic intervention to improve serious illness communication in primary care: Effect on expenses at the end of life. Healthc (Amst). 2020 Jun; 8(2):100431. PMID: 32553522.
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  13. Paladino J, Koritsanszky L, Nisotel L, Neville BA, Miller K, Sanders J, Benjamin E, Fromme E, Block S, Bernacki R. Patient and clinician experience of a serious illness conversation guide in oncology: A descriptive analysis. Cancer Med. 2020 Jul; 9(13):4550-4560. PMID: 32363775.
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  14. Jain N, Bernacki RE. Goals of Care Conversations in Serious Illness: A Practical Guide. Med Clin North Am. 2020 May; 104(3):375-389. PMID: 32312404.
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  15. Cooper Z, Bernacki RE. To Face Coronavirus Disease 2019, Surgeons Must Embrace Palliative Care. JAMA Surg. 2020 Apr 28. PMID: 32343339.
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  16. Wilson E, Bernacki R, Lakin JR, Alexander C, Jackson V, Jacobsen J. Rapid Adoption of a Serious Illness Conversation Electronic Medical Record Template: Lessons Learned and Future Directions. J Palliat Med. 2020 02; 23(2):159-161. PMID: 32023189.
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  17. Paladino J, Koritsanszky L, Neal BJ, Lakin JR, Kavanagh J, Lipsitz S, Fromme EK, Sanders J, Benjamin E, Block S, Bernacki R. Effect of the Serious Illness Care Program on Health Care Utilization at the End of Life for Patients with Cancer. J Palliat Med. 2020 Jan 03. PMID: 31904304.
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  18. Chen EE, Pu CT, Bernacki RE, Ragland J, Schwartz JH, Mutchler JE. Surrogate Preferences on the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment Form. Gerontologist. 2019 09 17; 59(5):811-821. PMID: 29788197.
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  19. 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.
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  20. Tam V, You JJ, Bernacki R. Enhancing Medical Learners' Knowledge of, Comfort and Confidence in Holding Serious Illness Conversations. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2019 Dec; 36(12):1096-1104. PMID: 31327241.
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  21. Lakin JR, Robinson MG, Obermeyer Z, Powers BW, Block SD, Cunningham R, Tumblin JM, Vogeli C, Bernacki RE. Prioritizing Primary Care Patients for a Communication Intervention Using the "Surprise Question": a Prospective Cohort Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 08; 34(8):1467-1474. PMID: 31190257.
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  22. Bernacki R, Paladino J, Neville BA, Hutchings M, Kavanagh J, Geerse OP, Lakin J, Sanders JJ, Miller K, Lipsitz S, Gawande AA, Block SD. Effect of the Serious Illness Care Program in Outpatient Oncology: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 06 01; 179(6):751-759. PMID: 30870563.
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  23. Paladino J, Bernacki R, Neville BA, Kavanagh J, Miranda SP, Palmor M, Lakin J, Desai M, Lamas D, Sanders JJ, Gass J, Henrich N, Lipsitz S, Fromme E, Gawande AA, Block SD. Evaluating an Intervention to Improve Communication Between Oncology Clinicians and Patients With Life-Limiting Cancer: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial of the Serious Illness Care Program. JAMA Oncol. 2019 Jun 01; 5(6):801-809. PMID: 30870556.
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  24. Lakin JR, Brannen EN, Bernacki RE, Jones E. A Curriculum in Quality Improvement for Interprofessional Palliative Care Trainees. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2020 Jan; 37(1):41-45. PMID: 31096756.
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  25. Geerse OP, Lamas DJ, Sanders JJ, Paladino J, Kavanagh J, Henrich NJ, Berendsen AJ, Hiltermann TJN, Fromme EK, Bernacki RE, Block SD. A Qualitative Study of Serious Illness Conversations in Patients with Advanced Cancer. J Palliat Med. 2019 07; 22(7):773-781. PMID: 30724693.
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  26. deLima Thomas J, Sanchez-Reilly S, Bernacki R, O'Neill L, Morrison LJ, Kapo J, Periyakoil VS, Carey EC. Advance Care Planning in Cognitively Impaired Older Adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 08; 66(8):1469-1474. PMID: 30277566.
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  27. Paladino J, Bernacki R. Precision Communication-A Path Forward to Improve Goals-of-Care Communication. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 07 01; 178(7):940-942. PMID: 29802771.
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  28. Miranda SP, Bernacki RE, Paladino JM, Norden AD, Kavanagh JE, Palmor MC, Block SD. A Descriptive Analysis of End-of-Life Conversations With Long-Term Glioblastoma Survivors. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2018 May; 35(5):804-811. PMID: 29121789.
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  29. Bakke KE, Miranda SP, Castillo-Angeles M, Cauley CE, Lilley EJ, Bernacki R, Bader AM, Urman RD, Cooper Z. Training Surgeons and Anesthesiologists to Facilitate End-of-Life Conversations With Patients and Families: A Systematic Review of Existing Educational Models. J Surg Educ. 2018 May - Jun; 75(3):702-721. PMID: 28939306.
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  30. Lakin JR, Koritsanszky LA, Cunningham R, Maloney FL, Neal BJ, Paladino J, Palmor MC, Vogeli C, Ferris TG, Block SD, Gawande AA, Bernacki RE. A Systematic Intervention To Improve Serious Illness Communication In Primary Care. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 07 01; 36(7):1258-1264. PMID: 28679813.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Cruz-Oliver DM, Bernacki R, Cooper Z, Grudzen C, Izumi S, Lafond D, Lam D, LeBlanc TW, Tjia J, Walter J. The Cambia Sojourns Scholars Leadership Program: Conversations with Emerging Leaders in Palliative Care. J Palliat Med. 2017 08; 20(8):804-812. PMID: 28525294.
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  32. Lamas DJ, Owens RL, Nace RN, Massaro AF, Pertsch NJ, Gass J, Bernacki RE, Block SD. Opening the Door: The Experience of Chronic Critical Illness in a Long-Term Acute Care Hospital. Crit Care Med. 2017 Apr; 45(4):e357-e362. PMID: 27632675.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Lamas DJ, Owens RL, Nace RN, Massaro AF, Pertsch NJ, Moore ST, Bernacki RE, Block SD. Conversations About Goals and Values Are Feasible and Acceptable in Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals: A Pilot Study. J Palliat Med. 2017 07; 20(7):710-715. PMID: 28437209.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. Carson RC, Bernacki R. Is the End in Sight for the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Approach to Advance Care Planning? Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 03 07; 12(3):380-381. PMID: 28232404.
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  35. Mandel EI, Bernacki RE, Block SD. Serious Illness Conversations in ESRD. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 May 08; 12(5):854-863. PMID: 28031417.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Lakin JR, Robinson MG, Bernacki RE, Powers BW, Block SD, Cunningham R, Obermeyer Z. Estimating 1-Year Mortality for High-Risk Primary Care Patients Using the "Surprise" Question. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 12 01; 176(12):1863-1865. PMID: 27695853.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  37. Lakin J, Miranda S, Gass J, Bernacki R, Koritsanszsky L, Kavanagh J, Palmor M, Hirschhorn L, Lamas D, Sanders J, Neville B, Lipsitz S, Block S. Can we improve the quality of documented end-of-life conversations using a structured, multicomponent intervention? J Clin Oncol. 2016 Oct 09; 34(26_suppl):49. PMID: 28156611.
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  38. Lakin JR, Block SD, Billings JA, Koritsanszky LA, Cunningham R, Wichmann L, Harvey D, Lamey J, Bernacki RE. Improving Communication About Serious Illness in Primary Care: A Review. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 09 01; 176(9):1380-7. PMID: 27398990.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Cauley CE, Block SD, Koritsanszky LA, Gass JD, Frydman JL, Nurudeen SM, Bernacki RE, Cooper Z. Surgeons' Perspectives on Avoiding Nonbeneficial Treatments in Seriously Ill Older Patients with Surgical Emergencies: A Qualitative Study. J Palliat Med. 2016 05; 19(5):529-37. PMID: 27105058.
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  40. Cooper Z, Koritsanszky LA, Cauley CE, Frydman JL, Bernacki RE, Mosenthal AC, Gawande AA, Block SD. Recommendations for Best Communication Practices to Facilitate Goal-concordant Care for Seriously Ill Older Patients With Emergency Surgical Conditions. Ann Surg. 2016 Jan; 263(1):1-6. PMID: 26649587.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  41. Dy SM, Herr K, Bernacki RE, Kamal AH, Walling AM, Ersek M, Norton SA. Methodological Research Priorities in Palliative Care and Hospice Quality Measurement. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Feb; 51(2):155-62. PMID: 26596877.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  42. Cooper Z, Mitchell SL, Lipsitz S, Harris MB, Ayanian JZ, Bernacki RE, Jha AK. Mortality and Readmission After Cervical Fracture from a Fall in Older Adults: Comparison with Hip Fracture Using National Medicare Data. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Oct; 63(10):2036-42. PMID: 26456855.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  43. Bernacki R, Hutchings M, Vick J, Smith G, Paladino J, Lipsitz S, Gawande AA, Block SD. Development of the Serious Illness Care Program: a randomised controlled trial of a palliative care communication intervention. BMJ Open. 2015 Oct 06; 5(10):e009032. PMID: 26443662.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  44. Smith G, Bernacki R, Block SD. The role of palliative care in population management and accountable care organizations. J Palliat Med. 2015 Jun; 18(6):486-94. PMID: 25723619.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  45. Bernacki, R, Obermeyer, Z. A Need for More, Better, and Earlier Conversations With Cancer Patients About Goals of Care. Evidence Based Oncology. 2015; 6(21):166-167.
  46. Bernacki RE, Block SD. Communication about serious illness care goals: a review and synthesis of best practices. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Dec; 174(12):1994-2003. PMID: 25330167.
    Citations: 63     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  47. Bernacki R, Hutchings M, Billings JA, Block S. Facilitators and barriers to advance care planning in oncology. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Nov; 32(31_suppl):84. PMID: 28142762.
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  48. Lamas DJ, Owens RL, Bernacki RE, Block SD. Palliative care: a core competency for intensive care unit doctors. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 Jun 15; 189(12):1569. PMID: 24930536.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  49. Cooper Z, Corso K, Bernacki R, Bader A, Gawande A, Block S. Conversations about treatment preferences before high-risk surgery: a pilot study in the preoperative testing center. J Palliat Med. 2014 Jun; 17(6):701-7. PMID: 24832687.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  50. Billings JA, Bernacki R. Strategic targeting of advance care planning interventions: the Goldilocks phenomenon. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Apr; 174(4):620-4. PMID: 24493203.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  51. Selvaggi KJ, Vick JB, Jessell SA, Lister J, Abrahm JL, Bernacki R. Bridging the gap: a palliative care consultation service in a hematological malignancy-bone marrow transplant unit. J Community Support Oncol. 2014 Feb; 12(2):50-5. PMID: 24971405.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  52. Bernacki RE, Block SD. Serious illness communications checklist. Virtual Mentor. 2013 Dec 01; 15(12):1045-9. PMID: 24331446.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  53. Krishnan M, Temel JS, Wright AA, Bernacki R, Selvaggi K, Balboni T. Predicting life expectancy in patients with advanced incurable cancer: a review. J Support Oncol. 2013 Jun; 11(2):68-74. PMID: 23967494.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  54. Sanchez-Reilly S, Morrison LJ, Carey E, Bernacki R, O'Neill L, Kapo J, Periyakoil VS, Thomas Jde L. Caring for oneself to care for others: physicians and their self-care. J Support Oncol. 2013 Jun; 11(2):75-81. PMID: 23967495.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  55. Bernacki, R, Kostas, T, Williams, S . Psychological, Social and Spiritual Needs. Portral of Online Geriatrics Education. 2013. View Publication.
  56. Bernacki RE, Ko DN, Higgins P, Whitlock SN, Cullinan A, Wilson R, Jackson V, Dahlin C, Abrahm J, Mort E, Scheer KN, Block S, Billings JA. Improving access to palliative care through an innovative quality improvement initiative: an opportunity for pay-for-performance. J Palliat Med. 2012 Feb; 15(2):192-9. PMID: 22304680.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  57. Korc-Grodzicki B, Wallace JA, Rodin MB, Bernacki RE. Cancer in long-term care. Clin Geriatr Med. 2011 May; 27(2):301-27. PMID: 21641513.
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  58. Cooper Z, Bernacki RE, Divo M. Chronic critical illness: a review for surgeons. Curr Probl Surg. 2011 Jan; 48(1):12-57. PMID: 21145449.
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  59. Bernacki R. . Dyspnea and mild intermittent cough in a nonagenarian. Annals of Long Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging. 2011; 11(19):1-2.
  60. Auerbach AD, Katz R, Pantilat SZ, Bernacki R, Schnipper J, Kaboli P, Wetterneck T, Gonzales D, Arora V, Zhang J, Meltzer D. Factors associated with discussion of care plans and code status at the time of hospital admission: results from the Multicenter Hospitalist Study. J Hosp Med. 2008 Nov-Dec; 3(6):437-45. PMID: 19084893.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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