Research at Capital Caring
The gold standard of modern medicine is evidence-based care. Yet research is badly needed to establish the foundation of hospice and palliative care, a sub-specialty dedicated to helping people and their loved ones through the most vulnerable final stages of life. Leveraging the expertise we have developed since our founding in 1977, Capital Caring began building the infrastructure to directly contribute to the evidence base in 2009.
Capitalizing upon our position in the Nation’s capital, proximity to many academic medical centers, and personal relationships with leading experts in many disciplines, we are building a powerful program of cutting edge research. These efforts are intended to improve the quality, management, and outcomes of hospice and palliative care health services at home and in the community, as well as inform federal and state policies that affect service delivery and access.
Malene S. Davis, RN, MSN, MBA, CHPN, Krista L. Harrison, PhD, James F. Rice, BS, Alanna Logan, BS, Barry Hess, MDiv, Perry G. Fine, MD, and J. Cameron Muir, MD, FAAHPM. A Model for Effective and Efficient Hospice Care: Proactive Telephone-Based Enhancement of Life Through Excellent Caring, ‘‘TeleCaring’’ in Advanced Illness.Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. Vol. 50 No. 3 September 2015.
Scheffey C, Kestenbaum M. Wachterman MW, Connor SR, Fine PG, Davis MS, Muir JC. Clinic-based outpatient palliative care before hospice is associated with longer hospice length of service. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. October 2014.
Fine P, Bradshaw D, Cohen M, Connor S, Donaldson G, Gharibo C, Gidal B, Muir JC, Tselentis H. Evaluation of the Performance Improvement CME Paradigm for Pain Management in the Long-term Care Setting. Pain Medicine. March 2014.
Muir JC, Scheffey C, Young HM, Vilches AO, Davis MS, Connor SR. Opioid prescribing practices before and after initiation of palliative care in outpatients. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. June 2013, Vol. 45, No. 6, p1107.
Muir JC, Daly F, Davis MS, Weinberg R, Heintz JS, Paivanas TA, Beveridge RB. Integrating Palliative Care into the outpatient, private practice oncology setting. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. July 2010, Vol 40, No. 1, p126.
von Gunten CF, Muir JC. Medical management of bowel obstructions, 2nd edition #45. J Palliat Med. 2009 Dec;12(12):1151-2. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2009.9923.
Boyden J, Muir JC. Patterns in Place of Death. PC-FACS in Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. September 2013 Vol. 46, No.3, p460.
Bennett A, Bukowski RM, Flaherty K, Muir JC, Turner CD, Donaldson S. The Cost of Hope: a candid roundtable discussion. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2013 May;11(5 Suppl):633-5.
Scheffey C. Capital Hospice 2011 Case Study: Closing the gap in hospice care for African Americans in Washington, DC.