Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2019 Unique contribution of education to behavioral and psychosocial antecedents of health in a national sample of African Americans 2019
2019 U.S. Adolescent and Adult Women's Experiences Accessing and Using Toilets in Schools, Workplaces, and Public Spaces: A Multi-Site Focus Group Study to Inform Future Research in Bladder Health 2019
2019 Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Research Consortium focus group Study of Habits, Attitudes, Realities, and Experiences of Bladder health 2019
2019 Trust but Verify: Exploring the Role of Treatment-Related Information and Patient-Physician Trust in Shared Decision Making Among Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer 2019
2019 What Is Important When Making Treatment Decisions in Metastatic Breast Cancer? A Qualitative Analysis of Decision-Making in Patients and Oncologists 2019
2018 A Longitudinal Study of Religiosity, Spiritual Health Locus of Control, and Health Behaviors in a National Sample of African Americans 2018
2018 Positive and negative religious coping styles as prospective predictors of well-being in African Americans 2018
2018 Personality, Social Capital, and Depressive Symptomatology Among African Americans 2018
2018 “They said on the death certificate… but really what i think happened”: Characterizing cause of death in VA medical centers 2018
2017 Continuation of non-essential medications in actively dying hospitalised patients 2017
2017 Which Personality Traits Moderate the Relationship Between Religious Capital and Depressive Symptomology in a National Sample of African Americans? 2017
2017 The relationship between religious beliefs and behaviours and changes in Spiritual Health Locus of Control over time in a national sample of African-Americans 2017
2016 An ethic of heroism shapes next of kin’s perceptions of veterans’ end-of-life care in veterans affairs medical centers 2016
2016 Qualitative assessment of self-identity in people with advanced dementia 2016
2016 Sudden Advanced Illness: An Emerging Concept Among Palliative Care and Surgical Critical Care Physicians 2016
2016 Racial differences in processes of care at end of life in VA medical centers: Planned secondary analysis of data from the BEACON trial 2016
2016 “He’s on his dying bed”: Next-of-kin’s experiences of the dying body 2016
2015 Characterizing Change in Religious and Spiritual Identity Among a National Sample of African American Adults 2015
2015 Predictors of physical restraint use in hospitalized veterans at end of life: An analysis of data from the BEACON trial 2015
2015 Participant retention in a longitudinal national telephone survey of African American men and women 2015
2015 Social Integration and Health Insurance Status Among African American Men and Women 2015
2015 The religion-health connection among African Americans: What is the role of social capital? 2015
2015 “I Was Ready to Take Him Home”: Next-of-Kin’s Accounts of Loved One’s Death During Hospice and Palliative Care Discussions in Veterans Affairs Medical Centers 2015
2014 Impact of a hospice emergency kit for veterans and their caregivers: A prospective cohort study 2014
2014 Exploring the affective dimension of the life review process: Facilitators’ interactional strategies for fostering personhood and social value among older adults with early dementia 2014
2014 Social support as a mediator of religious involvement and physical and emotional functioning in a national sample of African-Americans 2014
2014 "Don't get weak in your compassion": Bereaved next of kin's suggestions for improving end-of-life care in Veterans Affairs Medical Centers 2014
2014 Formative Evaluation of a Multi-Component, Education-Based Intervention to Improve Processes of End-of-Life Care 2014
2014 Team-Based Volunteerism with the Seriously Ill: A Qualitative Analysis from 10 Volunteers' Perspectives 2014
2013 Intermittent Subcutaneous Furosemide: Parenteral Diuretic Rescue for Hospice Patients With Congestive Heart Failure Resistant to Oral Diuretic 2013
2013 "He got his last wishes": Ways of knowing a loved one's end-of-life preferences and whether those preferences were honored 2013
2013 Hospice emergency kit for veterans: A pilot study 2013
2013 Religious involvement and physical and emotional functioning among African Americans: The mediating role of religious support 2013
2012 "Wrapped in their arms": Next-of-kin's perceptions of how hospital nursing staff support family presence before, during, and after the death of a loved one 2012
2012 Assessment of Religious and Spiritual Capital in African American Communities 2012
2012 Opioid pain medication orders and administration in the last days of life 2012
2012 Do-not-resuscitate orders in the last days of life 2012
2012 Social, Religious and Spiritual Capital and Physical/Emotional Functioning in a National Sample of African Americans 2012
2012 Wearing the Garment of Widowhood: Variations in Time Since Spousal Loss Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults 2012
2012 "A room full of chairs around his bed": Being present at the death of a loved one in veterans affairs medical centers 2012
2011 Intrinsic association of widowhood with mortality in community-dwelling older women and men: Findings from a prospective propensity-matched population study 2011
2011 Expanding the notion of researcher distress: The cumulative effects of coding 2011
2010 The experience of older patients with cancer in phase 1 clinical trials: A qualitative case series 2010
2010 Ethical capital: 'What's a poor man got to leave?' 2010
2009 Surgeons' attitudes and practices in the utilization of palliative and supportive care services for patients with a sudden advanced illness 2009
2008 Marital status and health: Exploring pre-widowhood 2008
2008 Identifying and responding to ethical and methodological issues in after-death interviews with next-of-kin 2008
2008 Palliative care intervention for choice and use of opioids in the last hours of life 2008
2007 What about the trach? Tracheotomy removal as a palliative care maneuver 2007
2007 Barriers to mobility during hospitalization from the perspectives of older patients and their nurses and physicians 2007
2007 Bereavement among African American and White older adults 2007
2006 The feminization of bereavement among community-dwelling older adults 2006
2005 Nonspousal family loss among community-dwelling older adults 2005
2005 Improving processes of hospital care during the last hours of life 2005
2005 Preparation of residents for death pronouncement: a sensitive and supportive method. 2005
2004 The balm of gilead project: A demonstration project on end-of-life care for safety-net populations 2004
2004 Dying Young, Dying Poor: A Sociological Examination of Existential Suffering among Low-Socioeconomic Status Patients 2004
2001 The emerging role of the medical sociologist in palliative care settings 2001

Full Name

  • Beverly Williams