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Research Publications


Published Manuscripts:

Compassionate End-of-Life Care: Mixed-Methods Multisite Evaluation of the 3 Wishes Project (Ann Intern Med; Nov 2019)

Vanstone M, Neville TH, Clarke FJ, Swinton M, Sadik M, Takaoka A, Smith O, Baker A, LeBlanc A, Foster D, Dhingra V, Phung P, Xueqing X, Kao Y, Heels-Ansdell D, Tam B, Toledo F, Boyle A, Cook DJ. Compassionate End-of-Life Care: Mixed-Methods Multisite Evaluation of the 3 Wishes Project. Ann Intern Med. 2019; [Epub ahead of print 12 November 2019]. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/M19-2438

 

Improving End of Life Care in the Intensive Care Unit: Clinician’s Experiences with the 3 Wishes Program (J Palliat Med; Jul 2019)

Neville TH, Agarwal N, Swinton M, Phung P, Xu X, Kao Y, Seo J, Granone MC, Hjelmhaug K, Hainje J, Pavlish C, Clarke FJ, Cook DJ. Improving end of life care in the intensive care unit: Clinician’s experiences with the 3 Wishes Program.  J Palliat Med 2019. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2019.0135

 

Narrative medicine and death in the ICU: Word clouds as a visual legacy (BMJ Support Palliat; Nov 2016)

Vanstone M, Toledo F, Clarke F, Boyle A., Giacomini M, Swinton M, Saunders L, Shears M, Zytaruk N, Woods A, Rose T, Hand-Breckenridge T, Heels-Ansdell D, Anderson-White S, Sheppard R, Cook DJ. (2016). Narrative medicine and death in the ICU: Word Clouds as a visual legacy. BMJ Support Palliat 2016. doi:10.1136/bmjspcare-2016-001179

 

Experiences and Expressions of Spirituality at the End of life in the Intensive Care Unit  (Am J Respir Crit Care Med; Jul 2016)

Swinton M, Giacomini M, Toledo F, Rose T, Hand-Breckenridge T, Boyle A, Woods A, Clarke FJ, Shears M, Sheppard R, Cook DJ. Dying in the Intensive Care Unit: Experiences and Expressions of Spirituality. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2016; 195: 198-204 doi: 10.1164/rccm.201606-1102OC

 

Resident reflections on end-of-life education: a mixed methods study of the 3 Wishes Project (BMJ Open; Jun 2016)

Centofanti J, Swinton M, Dionne J, Barefah A, Boyle A, Woods A, Shears M, Heels-Ansdell D, Cook DJ. Resident reflections on end-of-life education: a mixed methods study of the 3 Wishes Project. BMJ Open 2016; 6:e010626. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010626

 

Personalizing Death in the ICU: The Three Wishes Project (Ann Intern Med; Aug 2015)

Cook DJ, Swinton M, Toledo F, Clarke FJ, Rose T, Hand-Breckenridge T, Boyle A, Woods A, Zytaruk N, Heels-Ansdell D, Sheppard RD. Personalizing death in the ICU: The Three Wishes Project. Ann Intern Med 2015;163:271-279. doi:10.7326/M15-0502

 

 

Published Book Chapters:

 

Hand-Breckenridge T, Cook DJ, Boyle A, Woods A, Swinton M, Rose T,  Toledo F. Personal Reflections by Researchers on the 3 Wishes Project: An End-of-Life Care Project in the Intensive Care Unit. In: Thriving on the Edge: Integrating Spiritual Practice, Theory and Research 2016

 

Abstracts:

 

How to Strategically and Successfully Expand a Palliative Care Initiative Hospital-Wide Program (AAHPM 2020)

Bear D, Phung P, Karlin D, Jakel P, Hainje J, Hjelmhaug K, Bell A, Bank R, Peterson G, Clarke FJ, Cook DJ, Neville TH. How to Strategically and Successfully Expand a Palliative Care Initiative Hospital-Wide Program. American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) Annual Assembly 2020. San Diego, CA. Mar 18-21, 2020 (accepted)

 

Artistic Creations at the End-of-Life in the 3 Wishes Project (SCCM 2020)*

Clarke FJ, Takaoka A, Hoad N, Azad M, Neville TH, Hjelmhaug K, Bear D, Reitzenstein S, Bell A, Smith OM, LeBlanc A, Davidson F, Levesque K, Tam B, McMullen S, Hancock J, Reeve B, Dechert W, Swinton M, Cook DJ for the 3 Wishes Collaborators. Artistic Creations at the End-of-Life in the 3 Wishes Project. 49th Society of Critical Care Medicine Critical Care Congress. Orlando, FL. Feb 12-16, 2020 (submitted)

 

Organ Donation at the End of Life: Experiences from the 3 Wishes Project (SCCM 2020)*

Takaoka A, Honarmand K, Vanstone M, Tam B, Clarke FJ, Swinton M, Smith OM, Baker A, Hodder J, LeBlanc A, Dhingra V, Foster D, Hancock J, McMullen S, Meade M, Arora S, Hoad N, Nevi​lle T, Phung P, Cook DJ for the 3 Wishes Collaborators. Organ Donation at the End of Life: Experiences from the 3 Wishes Project. 49th Society of Critical Care Medicine Critical Care Congress. Orlando, FL. Feb 12-16, 2020 (submitted)

 

Spirituality and End-of-life Wishes in the ICU: A Multicenter Quantitative Analysis of the 3 Wishes Project (CCCF 2019)

Piticaru J, Clarke FJ, Hoad N, Heels-Ansdell D, Takaoka A, Toledo F, Smith OM, Baker A, Sandhu G, Leblanc A, Foster F, Dhingra V, Richardson J, Neville T, Phung P, Xu X, Kao Y, Granone M, Foster J, McMullen S, Reeve B, Dechert W, Swinton M, Vanstone M, Cook DJ for the Multicenter 3 Wishes Project Team. Spirituality and End-of-life Wishes in the ICU: A Multicenter Quantitative Analysis of the 3 Wishes Project. Critical Care Canada Forum 2019. Toronto, ON. Nov 10-13, 2019

 

Through the Video Lens: Art as Healing for Grieving Family Members (CCCF 2019)

Azad M*, Piticaru J*, Clarke FJ, Swinton M, Takaoka A, Hoad N, Pellizzari J, Cook DJ for the 3 Wishes Team (*coleads) for the 3 Wishes Team. Through the Video Lens: Art as Healing for Grieving Family Members. Critical Care Canada Forum 2019. Toronto, ON. Nov 10-13, 2019

 

Creating Personalized Patient Paintings to Ease Family Grief after Critical Illness: The ARTICU Project (CCCF 2019)

Azad M*, Swinton M* (*coleads), Clarke FJ, Takaoka A, Piticaru J, Cook DJ. Creating Personalized Patient Paintings to Ease Family Grief after Critical Illness: The ARTICU Project. Critical Care Canada Forum 2019. Toronto, ON. Nov 10-13, 2019

 

Building organizational compassion (for our patients and ourselves) through the Three Wishes Project (CCCF 2019)

Sadik M, Vanstone M, Neville T, Swinton M, Takaoka A, Clarke FJ, Hoad N, Toledo F, Tam B, LeBlanc A, Dhingra V, Smith OM, Baker A, Phung P, Kao Y, Xu X, Cook DJ. Building organizational compassion (for our patients and ourselves) through the Three Wishes Project. Critical Care Canada Forum 2019. Toronto, ON. Nov 10-13, 2019

 

Compassionate End-of-Life Care in the ICU: Mixed-methods multi-site evaluation of the Three Wishes Project (CCCF 2019)

Cook DJ, Vanstone M, Neville T, Clarke FJ, Swinton M, Sadik M, Takaoka A, Smith O, Baker A, LeBlanc A, Foster D, Dhingra V, Phung P, Xu X, Kao Y, Heels-Ansdell D, Tam B, Toledo F, Boyle A, Sandhu G, Hodder J, Santos M. Compassionate End-of-Life Care in the ICU: Mixed-methods multi-site evaluation of the Three Wishes Project. Critical Care Canada Forum 2019. Toronto, ON. Nov 10-13, 2019

 

The 3 Wishes Project (CFN 2019)

Cook DJ, Clarke FJ, Vanstone M, Takaoka A. The 3 Wishes Project. 2019 National Conference on Frailty: Innovation and Collaboration for Impact. Canadian Frailty Network Conference Storyboard Forum. Toronto, ON. Sept 26-27, 2019

 

Fostering Organizational Compassion in the ICU through the 3 Wishes Project (AMEE 2019)

Vanstone M, Sadik M, Swinton M, Clarke FJ, Toledo F, Cook DJ. Fostering Organizational Compassion in the ICU through the 3 Wishes Project. Association of Medical Educators of Europe 2018. Vienna, Austria. Aug 16, 2019

 

Facilitators enabling transition of an end of life research project to clinical program (SCCM 2019)

Tam B, Clarke FJ, Takaoka A, Hoad N, Toledo F, Waugh L, Soth M, Rudkowski J, Alhazzani W, Duan E, Perri D, Ligori T, Jaeschke R, Hayes C, Heels-Ansdell D, Boyle A, Woods A, Swinton M, Vanstone M, Cook DJ.  Facilitators enabling transition of an end of life research project to clinical program. 48th Society of Critical Care Medicine Critical Care Congress. San Diego, CA. Feb 17-20, 2019. Crit Care Med 2019; 47(1): p.185; Abstract#393

 

Patient and Family Engagement at the End-of-Life: The Multicenter 3 Wishes Project (SCCM 2019)

Clarke FJ, Neville TH, Swinton M, Smith OM, Foster D, Toledo F, Hoad N, Takaoka A, Shears M, Buck K, Lee C, Piacentino R, LeBlanc A, Goksoyr S,Xu X, Kao Y, Vanstone M, Heels-Ansdell H, Phung P, Cook DJ. Patient and Family Engagement at the End-of-Life: The Multicenter 3 Wishes Project. 48th Society of Critical Care Medicine Critical Care Congress. San Diego, CA. Feb 17-20, 2019. Crit Care Med 2019; 47(1): p.185; Abstract#409

 

What do dying patients, their families, and their clinicians wish for? Findings from the Multicenter 3 Wishes Project (SCCM 2019)

Clarke FJ, Hoad N, Toledo F, Smith OM, Foster D, LeBlanc L, Lockington L, Sandhu G, Hodder J, Santos M, Khalid I, Xu X, Kao Y, Granone M, Guyatt P, Phung P, Arthur J, Reeve R, Deckert W, Neville TH, Cook DJ. What do dying patients, their families, and their clinicians wish for? Findings from the Multicenter 3 Wishes Project. 48th Society of Critical Care Medicine Critical Care Congress.  San Diego, CA.  Feb 17-20, 2019. Crit Care Med 2019; 47(1):p.183, Abstract #405

 

Not All That Counts Can Be Counted: Managerial Perspectives of the 3 Wishes Project- done (SCCM 2019)

Swinton M, Vanstone M, Smith OM, Baker A, LeBlanc A, Foster D, Dhingra V, Takaoka A, Clarke FJ, Woods A, Boyle A, Toledo F, Cook DJ. Not All That Counts Can Be Counted: Managerial Perspectives of the 3 Wishes Project. 48th Society of Critical Care Medicine Critical Care Congress.  San Diego, CA. San Diego, CA. Feb 17-20, 2019. Crit Care Med 2019; 47(1): 179 Abstract #396. doi: 10.1097/01.ccm.0000551149.49178.c3

 

The Effect of the 3 Wishes Project: Making Work Meaningful (SCCM 2019)

Seo J, Agarwal N, Phung P, Xu X, Kao Y, Granone M, Cook DJ, Hjelmhaug K,Hainje J, Swinton M, Neville TH. The Effect of the 3 Wishes Project: Making Work Meaningful. 48th Society of Critical Care Medicine Critical Care Congress. San Diego, CA. Feb 17-20, 2019. Crit Care Med 2019;47(1):181. Abstract#400

 

Compassionate End of Life Care in the ICU: Multicenter Evaluation of the Scalability, Transferability, Affordability, Sustainability, and Value of the 3 Wishes Project (CCCF 2018)*

Clarke FJ, Baker AJ, Buck K, Dhingra V, Foster D, Granone M, Heels-Ansdell D, Hoad N, Hodder J, Kao Y, Leblanc A, Lockington J, Neville TH, Phung P, Sandhu G, Santos M, Smith O, Swinton M, Takaoka A, Toledo F, Vanstone M, Xu X, Cook DJ (corresponding for the Multicenter 3 Wishes Project Team). Compassionate End of Life Care in the ICU: Multicenter Evaluation of the Scalability, Transferability, Affordability, Sustainability, and Value of the 3 Wishes Project. Critical Care Canada Forum 2018. Toronto, ON. Nov 6-9 2018, A103

 

Introducing a Compassion-Centered End of Life Project in a Large Community ICU: Facilitators and Barriers (CCCF 2018)

Levesque K, Dragomir D, Davidson F, Richter B, Duan E, Tsang JLY, D'sa R, Young E, Cook DJ, Tam B. Introducing a Compassion-Centered End of Life Project in a Large Community ICU: Facilitators and Barriers. Critical Care Canada Forum 2018. Toronto, ON. Nov 6-9 2018. Can J Anesth/J Can Anesth 2019;66:S1–S129. p 89. doi: 10.1007/s12630-019-01292-0

 

Post-Mortem Expressions of Compassion: Family and Clinician Experiences of Sympathy Cards in the 3 Wishes Project​ (CCCF 2018)

Takaoka A, Clarke FJ, Hoad N, Swinton M, Goksoyr S, Leblanc A, Foster D, Lockington J, Dhingra V, Neville T, Xu S, Kao Y, Phung P, Vanstone M, Cook DJ. Post-Mortem Expressions of Compassion: Family and Clinician Experiences of Sympathy Cards in the 3 Wishes Project​. Critical Care Canada Forum 2018. Toronto, ON. Nov 6-9 2018. Can J Anesth/J Can Anesth 2019;66:S1–S129. p 89. doi: 10.1007/s12630-019-01292-0​

 

The 3 Wishes Project: A feasible intervention to improve end of life care in the ICU at UCLA (Chest 2018)

Agarwal N, Phung P, Xu X, Kao Y, Ramsey A, Hjelmhaug K, Neville TH. The 3 Wishes Project: A feasible intervention to improve end of life care in the ICU at UCLA. 2018 Chest Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX. Oct 6-10, 2018. Chest 2018;154(4):Suppl 801A

 

Evolution and Expansion of Wishes in the 3 Wishes Program (CCCF 2017)

Tam B, Takaoka A, Clarke FJ, Toledo F, Hoad N, Boyle A, Woods A, Soth M, Rudkowski J, Alhazzani W, Perri D, Duan E, Jaeschke R, Ligori T, Hayes C, Swinton M, Vanstone M, Sheppard R, Cook DJ.  Evolution and Expansion of Wishes in the 3 Wishes Program. Critical Care Canada Forum 2017. Toronto, ON. Oct 2-4, 2017. CCCF ePoster library. Tam B. Oct 2, 2017; 198169; 30

 

Continuing Connections with Bereaved Family Members: Post-Mortem Experiences From the 3 Wishes Project (CCCF 2017)

Clarke FJ, Toledo F, Zytaruk N, Boyle A, Woods A, Swinton M, Pellizzari J, Shears M, Hoad N, Duchesne S, Arora S, Vanstone M, Heels-Ansdell M, Payne G, Cook DJ. Continuing Connections with Bereaved Family Members: Post-Mortem Experiences From the 3 Wishes Project. Oral Presentation. Critical Care Canada Forum 2017. Toronto, ON. Oct 2-4, 2017

 

From Demonstration Project to Clinical Program: the 3 Wishes Project* (CCCC 2017)

Clarke FJ, Toledo F, Hoad N, French T, Woods A, Boyle A, Shears M, Waugh L, Anderson-White S, Saunders L, Bone N, Takaoka A, Swinton M, Vanstone M, Sheppard R, Heels-Ansdell D, Soth M, Alhazzani W, Rudkowksi J, Duan E, Perri D, Jaeschke R, Ligori T, Cook DJ. From Demonstration Project to Clinical Program: The 3 Wishes Project. Canadian Critical Care Conference 2017. Whistler, BC. Mar 1-3, 2017

 

The Word Cloud a Visual Legacy of a Loved Ones Life (IPCC 2016)

Toledo F, Swinton M, Clarke FJ, Saunders L, Woods A, Boyle A, Shears M, Zytaruk N, Rose T, Hand-Breckenridge T, Vanstone M, Giacomini M, Sheppard R, Cook DJ. The Word Cloud: A Visual Legacy of a Loved One's Life. JPSM 2016; 52: e128-e129, P237. International Palliative Care Congress. Montreal, QC. Oct 18-21, 2016

 

Facilitating Connections and Closure in 3Wishes  (IPCC 2016)

Boyle A, Woods A, Swinton M, Toledo F, Clarke FJ, Cook DJ.  Facilitating Connections and Closure: Impact of the 3 Wishes Project on Critical Care Clinicians. JPSM 2016; 52: e130, P240. International Palliative Care Congress. Montreal, QC. Oct 18-21, 2016

 

Expanding the 3 Wishes Project: Potential Challenges and Solutions (Health Quality Symposium 2016)

Shears M, Swinton M, Clarke FJ, Toledo F, Woods A, Boyle A, Hoad N, French T, Rose T, Hand-Breckenridge T, Giacomini M, Vanstone M, Sheppard S, Cook DJ. Expanding the 3 Wishes Project: Potential Challenges and Solutions. Health Quality Symposium 2016. Niagara, ON. April 6, 2016

 

Spirituality during the Dying Process in the ICU: Findings from the 3 Wishes Project (SCCM 2016)

Swinton M, Rose T, Woods A, Boyle A, Toledo A, Hand-Breckenridge T, Shears M, Cook DJ. Spirituality during the Dying Process in the ICU: Findings from the 3 Wishes Project. Crit Care Med 2015;43(12):suppl A362. doi: 10.1097/01.ccm.0000474190.03655.ab. 45th Society of Critical Care Medicine Critical Care Congress. Orlando, FL. Feb 20-24, 2016

 

End-of-Life Education: Resident Reflections from The 3 Wishes Project (SCCM 2016)

Centofanti J, Swinton M, Dionne JC, Barefah A, Boyle A, Woods A, Shears M, Cook DJ. End-of-Life Education: Resident Reflections from The 3 Wishes Project.  45th Society of Critical Care Medicine Critical Care Congress. Orlando, FL. Feb 20-24, 2016. Crit Care Med 2015;43(12):suppl A220. don: 10.1097/01.ccm.0000474048.79884.74

 

Interprofessional Collaboration in the ICU: Determinants of Success in the 3 Wishes Project (CCCF 2015)

Swinton M, Rose T, Toledo F, Hand-Breckenridge T, Woods A, Boyle A, Clarke FJ, Zytaruk N, Saunders L, Shears M, Sheppard RD, Cook DJ. Interprofessional Collaboration in the ICU: Determinants of Success in the 3 Wishes Project. Critical Care Canada Forum 2015. Toronto, ON. Oct 26, 2015; 117357; P26

 

The Three Wishes Demonstration Project: Towards Dying with Dignity in the ICU (ATS 2014)

Swinton M, Clarke FJ, Zytaruk N, Toledo F, Boyle A, Woods A, Sheppard R, Cook DJ. The Three Wishes Demonstration Project: Towards Dying with Dignity in the ICU. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 2014;189:A1129.  American Thoracic Society 2014 International Conference. San Diego, CA. May 16-21, 2014

 

Personalizing Death in the ICU: The Three Wishes Demonstration Project (CCCF 2014)

Cook DJ, Swinton M, Toledo F, Clarke FJ, Rose T, Hand-Breckenridge T, Boyle A, Woods A, Zytaruk N, Saunders L, Shears M, Heels-Ansdell D, Sheppard RD. Personalizing Death in the ICU: The Three Wishes Demonstration Project. Critical Care Canada Forum 2014. Toronto, ON. Oct 29-Nov 1, 2014. P80