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.Journal of Behavioral Medicine2019
2018 A Longitudinal Study of Religiosity, Spiritual Health Locus of Control, and Health Behaviors in a National Sample of African Americans.Journal of Religion and Health.  57:2258-2278. 2018
2018 Positive and Negative Religious Coping Styles as Prospective Predictors of Well-Being in African Americans.Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.  10:318-326. 2018
2018 Personality, Social Capital, and Depressive Symptomatology Among African Americans.Journal of Black Psychology.  44:422-449. 2018
2018 "They Said on the Death Certificate‚ĶBut Really What I Think Happened": Characterizing Cause of Death in VA Medical Centers.Journal of Palliative Care.  33:53-58. 2018
2017 Continuation of non-essential medications in actively dying hospitalised patients.BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care.  7:450-457. 2017
2017 Which Personality Traits Moderate the Relationship Between Religious Capital and Depressive Symptomology in a National Sample of African Americans?Journal of Black Psychology.  43:517-537. 2017
2017 The relationship between religious beliefs and behaviors and changes in spiritual health locus of control over time in a national sample of African Americans.Mental Health, Religion and Culture.  20:449-463. 2017
2016 An Ethic of Heroism Shapes Next of Kin's Perceptions of Veterans' End-of-Life Care in Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.Military Medicine.  181:e1575-e1580. 2016
2016 Qualitative assessment of self-identity in people with advanced dementia.Dementia.  15:1260-1278. 2016
2016 Sudden Advanced Illness: An Emerging Concept Among Palliative Care and Surgical Critical Care Physicians.American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.  33:321-326. 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.Journal of Palliative Medicine.  19:157-163. 2016
2016 "He's on his dying bed": Next-of-kin's experiences of the dying body.Death Studies.  40:1-10. 2016
2015 Characterizing Change in Religious and Spiritual Identity Among a National Sample of African American AdultsJournal of Religious Gerontology.  27:343-357. 2015
2015 Predictors of Physical Restraint Use in Hospitalized Veterans at End of Life: An Analysis of Data from the BEACON Trial.Journal of Palliative Medicine.  18:520-526. 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.Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care.  11:50-73. 2015
2015 Participant Retention in a Longitudinal National Telephone Survey of African American Men and Women.Ethnicity and Disease.  25:187-192. 2015
2015 Social integration and health insurance status among African American men and women.Journal of Women and Aging.  27:195-215. 2015
2015 The religion-health connection among African Americans: What is the role of social capital?Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology.  25:1-18. 2015
2014 Impact of a hospice emergency kit for veterans and their caregivers: a prospective cohort study.Journal of Palliative Medicine.  17:931-938. 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.Dementia.  13:498-524. 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.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  62:642-648. 2014
2014 Social support as a mediator of religious involvement and physical and emotional functioning in a national sample of African-AmericansMental Health, Religion and Culture.  17:421-435. 2014
2014 Formative evaluation of a multi-component, education-based intervention to improve processes of end-of-life care.Gerontology and Geriatrics Education.  35:4-22. 2014
2014 Team-based volunteerism with the seriously ill: a qualitative analysis from 10 volunteers' perspectives.Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care.  10:282-295. 2014
2013 Intermittent subcutaneous furosemide: parenteral diuretic rescue for hospice patients with congestive heart failure resistant to oral diuretic.American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.  30:791-792. 2013
2013 Hospice emergency kit for veterans: a pilot study.Journal of Palliative Medicine.  16:356-361. 2013
2013 "He got his last wishes": ways of knowing a loved one's end-of-life preferences and whether those preferences were honored.Journal of Clinical Ethics.  24:113-124. 2013
2013 Religious involvement and physical and emotional functioning among African Americans: the mediating role of religious support.Psychology and Health.  28:267-283. 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 oneJournal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing.  14:541-550. 2012
2012 Assessment of religious and spiritual capital in African American communities.Journal of Religion and Health.  51:1061-1074. 2012
2012 Opioid pain medication orders and administration in the last days of life.Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.  44:681-691. 2012
2012 Do-not-resuscitate orders in the last days of life.Journal of Palliative Medicine.  15:751-759. 2012
2012 Social, Religious and Spiritual Capital and Physical/Emotional Functioning in a National Sample of African AmericansJournal of Community and Applied Social Psychology.  22:346-362. 2012
2012 "A room full of chairs around his bed": being present at the death of a loved one in Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.OMEGA - Journal of Death and Dying.  66:231-263. 2012
2012 Wearing the garment of widowhood: variations in time since spousal loss among community-dwelling older adults.Journal of Women and Aging.  24:126-139. 2012
2011 Intrinsic association of widowhood with mortality in community-dwelling older women and men: findings from a prospective propensity-matched population study.Journals of Gerontology, Series A.  66:1360-1368. 2011
2011 Expanding the notion of researcher distress: the cumulative effects of coding.Qualitative Health Research.  21:830-838. 2011
2010 The experience of older patients with cancer in phase 1 clinical trials: a qualitative case series.American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.  27:474-481. 2010
2010 Ethical capital: 'what's a poor man got to leave?'.Sociology of Health and Illness.  32:880-897. 2010
2009 Surgeons' attitudes and practices in the utilization of palliative and supportive care services for patients with a sudden advanced illness.Journal of Palliative Medicine.  12:1037-1042. 2009
2008 Palliative care intervention for choice and use of opioids in the last hours of life.Journals of Gerontology, Series A.  63:974-978. 2008
2008 Marital status and health: exploring pre-widowhood.Journal of Palliative Medicine.  11:848-856. 2008
2008 Identifying and responding to ethical and methodological issues in after-death interviews with next-of-kin.Death Studies.  32:197-236. 2008
2007 What about the trach? Tracheotomy removal as a palliative care maneuver.American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.  24:371-375. 2007
2007 Barriers to mobility during hospitalization from the perspectives of older patients and their nurses and physicians.Journal of Hospital Medicine.  2:305-313. 2007
2007 Bereavement among African American and White older adults.Journal of Aging and Health.  19:313-333. 2007
2006 The feminization of bereavement among community-dwelling older adults.Journal of Women and Aging.  18:3-18. 2006
2005 Nonspousal family loss among community-dwelling older adultsOMEGA - Journal of Death and Dying.  51:125-142. 2005
2005 Improving processes of hospital care during the last hours of life.Archives of Internal Medicine -New Series-.  165:1722-1727. 2005
2005 Preparation of residents for death pronouncement: a sensitive and supportive method.Palliative and Supportive Care.  3:107-114. 2005
2004 The Balm of Gilead Project: a demonstration project on end-of-life care for safety-net populations.Journal of Palliative Medicine.  7:486-493. 2004
2004 Dying young, dying poor: a sociological examination of existential suffering among low-socioeconomic status patients.Journal of Palliative Medicine.  7:27-37. 2004
2001 The emerging role of the medical sociologist in palliative care settingsSociological symposium.  21:265-277. 2001

Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Full Name

  • Beverly Williams