Jane L. Givens M.D., M.S.C.E.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Assistant Scientist II, Palliative Care Research
Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife
Institute for Aging Research
1200 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02131
||Boston University, Boston, MA
||UCSF, San Francisco, CA
||University of Pennsylvania, PA
Dr. Givens is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Assistant Scientist II at Hebrew SeniorLife. Dr. Givens' main research interest focuses on the area of mental health and quality of life for both patients and families at the end-of-life, with a particular interest on patients with end-stage dementia in the nursing home setting. Dr. Givens' research has examined the influence of patient decision-making on the treatment of depression and the effect of depression on the health outcomes of frail older adults.
Dr. Givens' teaching activities include inpatient attending on the geriatric consult and medical service, and precepting of geriatric fellows in the long-term care setting.
Palliative care, caregiver stress, dementia, depression, end-of-life
Givens JL, Jones RN, Inouye SK. The Overlap Syndrome of Depression and Delirium in Older Hospitalized Patients. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009; 57:1347-532
Givens JL, Kiely DK, Carey K, Mitchell SL. Health Care Proxies of Nursing Home Residents with Advanced Dementia: Decisions They Confront and Their Satisfaction with Decision-Making. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009; 57:1149-55
Givens JL, Tjia J, Zhou C, Emanuel E, Ash AS. Racial Differences in Hospice Utilization for Heart Failure. Arch Intern Med 2010;170:427-432
Givens JL, Jones RN, Shaffer M, Kiely DK, Mitchell SL. Survival and Comfort after Treatment of Pneumonia in Advanced Dementia. Arch Intern Med 2010;170:1102-1107
Givens JL, Prigerson HG, Jones RN, Mitchell SL. Mental Health and Exposure to Patient Distress among Families of Nursing Home Residents with Advanced Dementia. J Pain Symptom Manage 2010; in press