Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2021 Marital Status and Depressive Symptoms in African Americans: The Moderating Role of Social and Religious ResourcesJournal of Family Issues.  42:1403-1428. 2021
2021 Views of Normal Bladder Function Among Women Experiencing Lower Urinary Tract SymptomsUrology.  150:103-109. 2021
2021 “It's important to me”: A qualitative analysis on shared decision-making and patient preferences in older adults with early-stage breast cancer 2021
2021 Comparison of Two Methods for Implementing Comfort Care Order Sets in the Inpatient Setting: a Cluster Randomized TrialJournal of General Internal Medicine2021
2021 Non-invasive bladder function measures in healthy, asymptomatic female children and adolescents: A systematic review and meta-analysisJournal of Pediatric Urology2021
2020 Meaning in Life Predicts Decreased Depressive Symptoms and Increased Positive Affect over Time but Does not Buffer Stress Effects in a National Sample of African-AmericansJournal of Happiness Studies.  21:3037-3049. 2020
2020 A Longitudinal Examination of Social Support as a Mediator of the Personality-Health Relationship in a National Sample of African AmericansJournal of Black Psychology.  46:607-637. 2020
2020 It's About Time: The Temporal Burden of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Among Women.Urologic Nursing.  40. 2020
2020 Should we be talking about guidelines with patients? A qualitative analysis in metastatic breast cancerBreast Cancer Research and Treatment.  184:115-121. 2020
2020 Trust but Verify: Exploring the Role of Treatment-Related Information and Patient-Physician Trust in Shared Decision Making Among Patients with Metastatic Breast CancerJournal of Cancer Education.  35:885-892. 2020
2020 “Online Training Is Great but Human Interaction Is Better”: Training Preferences of VA Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Consult Teams 2020
2020 "i'd Want to Know, because a Year's Not a Long Time to Prepare for a Death": Role of Prognostic Information in Shared Decision Making among Women with Metastatic Breast CancerJournal of Palliative Medicine.  23:937-943. 2020
2020 Development of Conceptual Models to Guide Public Health Research, Practice, and Policy: Synthesizing Traditional and Contemporary ParadigmsHealth Promotion Practice.  21:510-524. 2020
2020 Applying concepts of life course theory and life course epidemiology to the study of bladder health and lower urinary tract symptoms among girls and womenNeurourology and Urodynamics.  39:1185-1202. 2020
2020 Do neighborhood characteristics contribute beyond individual demographics to cancer control behaviors among African American adults? 2020
2020 I never knew anyone who peed on themselves on purpose: Exploring adolescent and adult women's lay language and discourse about bladder health and functionNeurourology and Urodynamics.  39:225-236. 2020
2019 Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Research Consortium focus group Study of Habits, Attitudes, Realities, and Experiences of Bladder healthJournal of Advanced Nursing.  75:3111-3125. 2019
2019 Unique contribution of education to behavioral and psychosocial antecedents of health in a national sample of African AmericansJournal of Behavioral Medicine.  42:860-872. 2019
2019 What Is Important When Making Treatment Decisions in Metastatic Breast Cancer? A Qualitative Analysis of Decision-Making in Patients and Oncologists 2019
2019 U.S. adolescent and adultwomen’s experiences accessing and using toilets in schools, workplaces, and public spaces: A multi-site focus group study to inform future research in bladder healthInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  16. 2019
2019 Explaining the Relationship Between Personality and Health in a National Sample of African Americans: The Mediating Role of Social SupportJournal of Black Psychology.  45:339-375. 2019
2018 A Longitudinal Study of Religiosity, Spiritual Health Locus of Control, and Health Behaviors in a National Sample of African AmericansJournal of Religion and Health.  57:2258-2278. 2018
2018 Positive and negative religious coping styles as prospective predictors of well-being in African AmericansPsychology of Religion and Spirituality.  10:318-326. 2018
2018 Personality, Social Capital, and Depressive Symptomatology Among African AmericansJournal of Black Psychology.  44:422-449. 2018
2018 “They said on the death certificate… but really what i think happened”: Characterizing cause of death in VA medical centersJournal of Palliative Care.  33:53-58. 2018
2017 Continuation of non-essential medications in actively dying hospitalised patientsBMJ 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 behaviours and changes in Spiritual Health Locus of Control over time in a national sample of African-AmericansMental 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 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 trialJournal of Palliative Medicine.  19:157-163. 2016
2016 “He’s on his dying bed”: Next-of-kin’s experiences of the dying bodyDeath Studies.  40:1-10. 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 trialJournal of Palliative Medicine.  18:520-526. 2015
2015 Participant retention in a longitudinal national telephone survey of African American men and womenEthnicity and Disease.  25:187-192. 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?Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology.  25:1-18. 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 CentersJournal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care.  11:50-73. 2015
2014 Impact of a hospice emergency kit for veterans and their caregivers: A prospective cohort studyJournal 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 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 "Don't get weak in your compassion": Bereaved next of kin's suggestions for improving end-of-life care in Veterans Affairs Medical CentersJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  62:642-648. 2014
2014 Formative Evaluation of a Multi-Component, Education-Based Intervention to Improve Processes of End-of-Life CareGerontology and Geriatrics Education.  35:4-22. 2014
2014 Team-Based Volunteerism with the Seriously Ill: A Qualitative Analysis from 10 Volunteers' PerspectivesJournal 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 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 studyJournal of Palliative Medicine.  16:356-361. 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 oneJournal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing.  14:541-550. 2012
2012 Assessment of Religious and Spiritual Capital in African American CommunitiesJournal of Religion and Health.  51:1061-1074. 2012
2012 Opioid pain medication orders and administration in the last days of lifeJournal of Pain and Symptom Management.  44:681-691. 2012
2012 Do-not-resuscitate orders in the last days of lifeJournal 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 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 codingQualitative Health Research.  21:830-838. 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 illnessJournal of Palliative Medicine.  12:1037-1042. 2009
2008 Marital status and health: Exploring pre-widowhoodJournal of Palliative Medicine.  11:848-856. 2008
2008 Identifying and responding to ethical and methodological issues in after-death interviews with next-of-kinDeath Studies.  32:197-236. 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 physiciansJournal of Hospital Medicine.  2:305-313. 2007
2007 Bereavement among African American and White older adultsJournal of Aging and Health.  19:313-333. 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 lifeArchives of Internal Medicine.  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 populationsJournal of Palliative Medicine.  7:486-493. 2004
2004 Dying Young, Dying Poor: A Sociological Examination of Existential Suffering among Low-Socioeconomic Status PatientsJournal of Palliative Medicine.  7:27-37. 2004
2001 The emerging role of the medical sociologist in palliative care settings 2001

Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2002
  • Full Name

  • Beverly Williams