Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine
MD, NYU School of Medicine
Residency, Internal Medicine
Mount Sinai Sch. of Medicine CUNY
Residency, Internal Medicine
Mount Sinai Hospital
Fellowship, Pulmonary/Crit Care
Mount Sinai Hospital
New York Magazine
Grenvik Family Award for Ethics
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Roger C. Bone Award for Advances in End-of-Life Care
CHEST Foundation of the American College of Chest Physicians
Soros Foundation Project on Death in America
Educator of the Year
American Medical Women's Association
Excellence in Teaching Award
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Intersections of palliative medicine and critical care medicine. The overall goal of Dr. Nelson's research program is to understand and improve the experience of acute and chronic critical illness for patients and their families.
Nelson JE. Saving lives and saving deaths. Ann Intern Med 1999; 130: 776-777.
Nelson JE, Meier DE. Palliative care in the Intensive Care Unit: Part II. J Intensive Care Med 1999; 14: 189-199.
Nelson JE, Meier DE. Palliative care in the Intensive Care Unit: Part I. J Intensive Care Med 1999; 14: 130-139.
Nelson JE, Danis M. End-of-life care in the intensive care unit: where are we now?. Crit Care Med 2001 Feb; 29(2 Suppl): N2-8.
Weissman D, Morrison R, Meier D. Center to Advance Palliative Care Palliative Care Clinical Care and customer satisfaction metrics consensus recommendations. Journal of Palliative Medicine 2010; 13(2): 179-184.
Nelson JE, Nierman DM. Special Concerns for the very old. In: Curtis JR, Rubenfeld GD, editors. Managing Death in the ICU: The Transition from Cure to Comfort
Special Concerns for the very old. New York, Oxford University Press; 2001.
Brem H, Nierman DM, Nelson JE. Pressure ulcers in the chronically critically ill patient. Crit Care Clin 2002; 18: 683-694.
Nelson JE. Palliative care in chronic critical illness. Crit Care Clin 2002; 18: 659-681.
Nierman DM, Nelson JE, editors. Critical care Clinics: Chronic critical illness. Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders Co.; 2002.
Clarke EB, Curtis JR, Luce JM, Levy M, Danis M, Nelson JE, Solomon MZ. Quality indicators for end-of-life care in the intensive care unit. Crit Care Med 2003;.
Nelson JE, Angus DC, Weissfeld LA. End-of-life care for the critically ill: A national ICU survey. Crit Care Med 2006; 34: 2547-2553.
Nelson JE, Mulkerin CM, Adams LL, Pronovost PJ. Improving comfort and communication in the ICU: A practical new tool for quality improvement and performance feedback. Qual Saf Health Care 2006; 15: 264-271.
Nelson JE, Tandon N, Mercado AF, Camhi SL, Ely EW, Morrison RS. Brain dysfunction: Another burden for the chronically critically ill. Arch Intern Med 2006; 166: 1993-1999.
Nelson JE, Mercado AF, Camhi SL, Tandon N, Wallenstein S, August GI, Morrison RS. Communication about chronic critical illness. Arch Intern Med 2007; 167: 2509-2515.
Camhi SL, Morrison RS, Du Q, Platt D, August GI, Nelson JE. Deciding in the dark: advance directives and continuation of treatment in chronic critical illness. Crit Care Med 2009; 37: 919-925.
Nelson JE, Puntillo KA, Pronovost PJ, Walker AS, McAdam JL, Ilaoa D, Penrod JD. In their own words: Patients and families define high-quality palliative care in the ICU. Crit Care Med 2010; 38: 808-818.
Rocker G, Puntillo K, Azoulay E, Nelson JE. Handbook of ICU Palliative Care. Oxford, Oxford University Press;.
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