Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2018 Social Inequalities in Palliative Care for Cancer Patients in the United States: A Structured Review.Seminars in Oncology Nursing.  34:303-315. 2018
2018 Culture and Palliative Care: Preferences, Communication, Meaning, and Mutual Decision Making.Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.  55:1408-1419. 2018
2018 Our Differences Make Us Stronger.Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.  55:1398-1399. 2018
2017 The potential of palliative care for patients with respiratory diseases.Breathe.  13:278-289. 2017
2017 The Implementation of Measuring What Matters in Research and Practice: Series Commentary.Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.  54:772-775. 2017
2017 Operationalizing the Measuring What Matters Spirituality Quality Metric in a Population of Hospitalized, Critically Ill Patients and Their Family Members.Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.  53:650-655. 2017
2017 Concordance Between Veterans' Self-Report and Documentation of Surrogate Decision Makers: Implications for Quality Measurement.Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.  53:1-4. 2017
2017 Opioid Prescription Drug Use and Expenditures in US Outpatient Physician Offices: Evidence from Two Nationally Representative Surveys.Cancer Ther Oncol Int J.  3. 2017
2016 Adherence to Measuring What Matters Items When Caring for Patients With Hematologic Malignancies Versus Solid Tumors.Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.  52:775-782. 2016
2016 Assessing Emotional Suffering in Palliative Care: Use of a Structured Note Template to Improve Documentation.Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.  52:1-7. 2016
2016 Concordance of Advance Care Plans With Inpatient Directives in the Electronic Medical Record for Older Patients Admitted From the Emergency Department.Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.  51:647-651. 2016
2016 Adherence to Measuring What Matters Measures Using Point-of-Care Data Collection Across Diverse Clinical Settings.Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.  51:497-503. 2016
2016 Feeling Heard and Understood: A Patient-Reported Quality Measure for the Inpatient Palliative Care Setting.Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.  51:150-154. 2016
2016 The First Step Is Recognizing, Acknowledging, and Respecting the Inequity, Disrespect, and Disregard Our African American Patients Have Experienced.Journal of Palliative Medicine.  19:124-125. 2016
2015 LGBT Populations and Cancer: Is It an Ignored Epidemic?LGBT Health2015
2015 Systematic Review of Palliative Care in the Rural Setting.Cancer Control : Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center.  22:450-464. 2015
2015 National Institutes of Health Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Advancing the Research on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.Annals of Internal Medicine.  162:860-865. 2015
2009 Current status of palliative care--clinical implementation, education, and research.CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.  59:327-335. 2009
1999 Use of monetary reinforcers by cocaine-dependent outpatients.Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.  17:229-236. 1999
1999 Behavioral and emotional problems among children of cocaine- and opiate- dependent parentsJournal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  38:421-428. 1999
1998 Context modulates effects of nicotine abstinence on human cooperative respondingExperimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology.  6:390-398. 1998
1998 Context modulates effects of nicotine abstinence on human cooperative responding.Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology.  6:390-398. 1998
1998 Medication take-home doses and contingency managementExperimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology.  6:162-168. 1998
1998 Medication take-home doses and contingency management.Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology.  6:162-168. 1998
1998 Cessation of cocaine use during pregnancy: effects of contingency management interventions on maintaining abstinence and complying with prenatal care.Addictive Behaviors.  23:57-64. 1998
1998 Retention, HIV risk, and illicit drug use during treatment: methadone dose and visit frequency.American Journal of Public Health.  88:34-39. 1998
1997 Social, ethical and practical aspects of perinatal substance use.Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.  14:481-486. 1997
1997 Behavioral interventions: Effective and adaptable for the treatment of pregnant cocaine-dependent womenJournal of Drug Issues.  27:625-658. 1997
1997 Baseline assessment, study entry, and stabilization: double-blind clinical trials in drug dependence.NIDA research monograph.  175:158-181. 1997
1996 AIDS-related knowledge and high-risk behaviors of pregnant, substance-dependent womenAmerican Journal on Addictions.  5:292-300. 1996
1995 Behavioral treatment of cocaine-dependent pregnant women and TB-exposed patients.Addictive Behaviors.  20:533-542. 1995
1995 Fluoxetine is ineffective for treatment of cocaine dependence or concurrent opiate and cocaine dependence: two placebo-controlled double-blind trials.Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology.  15:163-174. 1995
1994 Cessation of cocaine use during pregnancy: a preliminary comparison.Addictive Behaviors.  19:697-702. 1994
1994 Dr. Elk and colleagues' responseJournal of Substance Abuse Treatment.  11:61-62. 1994
1993 A substance-abuse research-treatment clinic: effective procedures and systems.Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.  10:459-471. 1993
1993 Compliance with tuberculosis treatment in methadone-maintained patients: behavioral interventions.Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.  10:371-382. 1993
1993 Methadone dosage, cocaine and opiate abuse.American Journal of Psychiatry.  150:675. 1993
1993 Clinicwide and individualized behavioral interventions in drug dependence treatment.NIDA research monograph.  137:37-72. 1993
1993 Factor stationarity and invariance of the POMS in cocaine patients.Psychopharmacology Bulletin.  29:263-267. 1993
1987 The outcome of psychiatric illness. A 2-year follow-up study.South African Medical Journal.  72:598-602. 1987
1986 Admissions to a psychiatric hospital. Factors associated with admission and inpatient care.South African Medical Journal.  70:731-734. 1986
1986 Readmissions to a psychiatric hospital. Outcome on follow-up.South African Medical Journal.  70:735-739. 1986
1986 Depression in schizophrenia: a study of prevalence and treatment.British Journal of Psychiatry.  149:228-229. 1986
1985 A comparison of CATEGO class 'S' schizophrenia in three ethnic groups: psychiatric manifestations.British Journal of Psychiatry.  147:683-687. 1985
1985 Hypertension in the aged--psychosocial and psychiatric concomitants in a coloured community.South African Medical Journal.  67:1046-1049. 1985
1985 Hypo-osmolar intravascular volume overload during anaesthesia for transurethral prostatectomy. A report of 2 cases.South African Medical Journal.  67:1059-1061. 1985
1983 The coloured elderly in Cape Town--a psychosocial, psychiatric and medical community survey. Part II. Prevalence of psychiatric disorders.South African Medical Journal.  64:1056-1061. 1983
1983 The coloured elderly in Cape Town--a psychosocial, psychiatric and medical community survey. Part I. Introduction and psychosocial data.South African Medical Journal.  64:1017-1022. 1983
1983 Life events in Xhosas in Cape Town.Journal of Psychosomatic Research.  27:223-231. 1983
1982 Cannabis-associated psychosis with hypomanic features.Lancet.  2:1364-1366. 1982
1982 The Present State Examination: experiences with Xhosa-speaking psychiatric patients.British Journal of Psychiatry.  141:143-147. 1982
1982 The admission of the elderly to places of care: a socio-psychiatric community survey.Psychological Medicine.  12:159-168. 1982
1981 Physical and mental incapacity in elderly white persons in Cape Town. A community survey.South African Medical Journal.  59:147-149. 1981
1981 Reasons for referral of the elderly for psychiatric hospitalization.South African Medical Journal.  59:150-152. 1981


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2015 Cancer and the LGBT community: Unique perspectives from risk to survivorship 2015


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2015 Challenges and recommended solutions to end of life care for Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients diagnosed with cancer with a life-limiting prognosis.  227-259. 2015
2015 Introduction.  1-6. 2015
2015 The challenges remain: Needed next steps in alleviating the burden of cancer in the LGBT community.  313-331. 2015

Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychiatry Residency Program, University of Cape Town
  • Full Name

  • Ronit Elk
  • Blazerid

  • elkronit