Palliative Medicine

The Center partners with the Palliative Medicine and Comfort Care Team (PMCCT) in related research activities.  Many of these efforts are funded either through successful grant applications or by private philanthropic support.

Dr. Erik Fromme, Dr. Paul Bascom, and Mary Denise Smith lead PMCCT this scholarship effort.  Examples include:

  • Fromme ED, Kenworthy-Heinige T, Perrin NA, Tolle SW, Nail L, Beer TM.  “Using tablet computers to collect clinical and research data: Ease-of-use analysis.  J Clin Oncol 26:2008 (May suppl; abstr 20593).
  • Fromme EK, Paul Bascom PB, Smith MD, Tolle SW, Hanson L, Hickam DH, Osborne ML. “Survival, Mortality, and Location of Death for Patients Seen by a Hospital-Based Palliative Care Team” J Palliat Med 2006;9(4):903-911.

And an example of work in progress:

  • Implantable Defibrillators in Oregon Hospice Care: A survey of Oregon hospice experience and program policies regarding the use of cardiac defibrillators.  Fromme EK, Tolle SW, Stewart T.