Director, Advanced Practice Gerontology
Oregon Health & Science University
School of Nursing Portland Campus
3455 SW US Veterans Road, SN-6S
Portland, Ore. 97239
Office: 503 494-3855
Fax: 503 494-4721
Go to The John A. Hartford, Inc. Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence
Ph.D., Oregon Health and Science University, School of Nursing: Portland, Ore.
Chronic Illness, Mental Health & Aging, Ethics, Advanced Practice Gerontology
- 1984 -present Gerontological Society of America
- 1986 -present Sigma Theta Tau International
- 1997 -present NW Clinical Nurse Specialist Conference Planning Committee, Co-Chair, 1997, Call-for-Abstracts Subcommittee, Chair, 1999, 2002, 2004
- 2001 - 2003 Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, Oregon/Greater Idaho Chapter, Founding Board of Directors, 2001 – present; Chair, Research Committee, 2001
Completed Research Support
Linda Ganzini (PI) 1/1/2001 – 12/31/2001)
Greenwall Foundation Role: Co-Investigator
Oregon Hospice Care Providers’ Views and Experiences with Assisted Suicide and Voluntary Refusal of Food and Fluids.
The purpose of this study was to explore the views and experiences of Oregon hospice nurses and social workers with patients who hasten death under the Oregon Death with Dignity Act, or by voluntarily refusing food and fluids.
Harvath, T.A., Miller, L.L., Smith, K.A., Clark, L.D., Jackson, A., & Ganzini, L. (2006). Dilemmas encountered by hospice workers when patients wish to hasten death. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, 8(4), 200-209.
Harvath, T.A., Beck, C., Flaherty-Robb, M., Hartz, C.H., Specht, J., Sullivan-Marx, E., Archbold, P. (2006). Best Practice Initiatives in Geriatric Nursing: Experiences from the John A. Hartford Foundation Centers of Geriatric Nursing Excellence. Nursing Outlook, 54(4), 212-218.
Harvath, T.A. (2005). Terminal dehydration: A matter of patient choice. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 10(11), p. 552.
Harvath, T.A. (2005). Terminal dehydration: A matter of patient choice. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 11(7), p. 333-334. Invited commentary.
Harvath, T.A., Miller, L.L., Goy, El, Jackson, A., Delorit, M., and Ganzini, L. (2004). Voluntary refusal of food and fluids: Attitudes of OR hospice nurses and social workers. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 10(5), pg. 236 - 241. Commentary by Craig Gannon.
Ganzini, L. Goy, E.R., Miller, L.L., Harvath, T.A., Jackson, A., & Delorit, M.A. (2003). Nurses’ experiences with hospice patients who refuse food and fluids to hasten death. New England Journal of Medicine, 349(4), 359-365.
Ganzini, L., Harvath, T.A., Jackson, A., Goy, E.R., Miller, L.L., & Delorit, M.A. (2002). Experiences of OR nurses and social workers with hospice patients who requested assistance with suicide. New England Journal of Medicine, 347(8), 582-588.