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Nina Ross O'Connor, MD

Nina Ross O'Connor, MD

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Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
3400 Spruce Street
White Building, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 478-2250
Education:
BA (Biology)
Yale University, 1999.
MD
University of Virginia School of Medicine, 2003.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Palliative care consultation, ICU palliative care, end-of-life discussions, inpatient hospice

Description of Other Expertise

End-of-life education, communication

Description of Research Expertise

Renal palliative care, hospice, end-of-life care

Selected Publications

Sagin A, Kirkpatrick JN, Pisanni BA,Fahlberg BB, Sundlof AL, and O’Connor NR: Emerging Collaboration Between Palliative Care Specialists and Mechanical Circulatory Support Teams: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 52(491-497), October 2016.

O'Connor NR, Moyer ME, Kirkpatrick JN: Scripted Nurse Visits: A Resource-Efficient Palliative Care Model for Ventricular Assist Devices Journal of Palliative Medicine July 2016.

O'Connor NR, Casarett DJ: Which patients need palliative care most? Challenges of rationing in medicine's newest specialty. Journal of Palliative Medicine 19(7), July 2016.

Darrah NJ, O'Connor ND: Towards safer transitions: A curriculum to teach and assess hospital-to-hospice handoffs. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 51(6), June 2016.

O'Connor NR, Moyer ME, Behta M, Casarett DJ. : The impact of inpatient palliative care consultations on 30-day hospital readmissions. Journal of Palliative Medicine 18(11): 956-61, November 2015.

Sagin A, O'Connor NR: Palliative care in liver transplantation, When to consult a specialist. Contemporary Liver Transplantation. Cataldo Doria (eds.). Springer International Publisher, 2015.

Corcoran A, Darrah N, O'Connor N: Palliative care after discharge: Services for the seriously ill in the home and community. Pantilat S, Anderson W, Gonzales M, Widener E, eds. Hospital-Based Palliative Medicine. John Wiley and Sons, Inc, 2015.

O’Connor Nina R,Hu Rong, Harris Pamela S,Ache Kevin, Casarett David J: Hospice admissions for cancer in the final days of life: independent predictors and implications for quality measures. Journal of Clinical Oncology 32(28): 3184-9, October 1 2014.

O’Connor Nina R, Dougherty Meredith, Harris Pamela S, Casarett David J: Survival after dialysis discontinuation and hospice enrollment for end stage renal disease. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 8(12): 2117-22, Dec 2013.

O'Connor Nina R, Corcoran Amy M: End-stage renal disease: symptom management and advance care planning. American Family Physician 85(7): 705-10, Apr 1 2012.

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Last updated: 10/26/2016
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