Key Papers

COMFORT Curriculum Related Publications

Goldsmith, J., Wittenberg-Lyles, E., Frisby B, Small Platt C. (2014). The entry-level physical therapist: A case for COMFORT communication training. Health Comm. Aug 1-9. DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2014.898014.

Wittenberg-Lyles, E., Goldsmith, J., Ferrell, B., & Burchett, M. (2014). Assessment of an interprofessional online curriculum for palliative care communication training. J of Palliat Med, 17(4), 400-406. DOI: 10.1089/jpm.2013.0270.

Goldsmith, J., Ferrell, B., Wittenberg-Lyles, E., & Ragan, S. (2013). Palliative care communication and oncology nursing. C Jour Onc Nurs, 17(2), 163-167. DOI: 10.1188/13.CJON.163-167.

Wittenberg-Lyles, E., Goldsmith, J., Richardson, B., Hallett, J., & Clark, R. (2013). The practical nurse: A case for COMFORT curriculum training. Am J Hosp and Pall Care, 30(2), 162-6. PMID: 22584148. DOI: 10.1177/1049909112446848.

Goldsmith, J., & Wittenberg-Lyles, E. (2013). COMFORT: Evaluating a new communication curriculum with nurse leaders. J Prof Nurs, 29, 388-394. DOI:10.1016/j.profnurs.2012.05.017.

Wittenberg-Lyles, E., Goldsmith, J., Ferrell, B., Parker Oliver, D., & Pfeifle, A. (2012). COMFORT-IPE: Communication training for Interprofessional Patient-Centered Care. MedEd Portal Publications Online.

Villagran, M., Goldsmith, J., Wittenberg-Lyles, E., & Baldwin, P. (2010). Creating COMFORT: A communication-based model for breaking bad news. Commun Educ, 59(3), 220-234. DOI: 10.1080/0363452100362403.

Wittenberg-Lyles, E., Goldsmith, J., & Ragan, S. (2010). The COMFORT initiative: Palliative nursing and the centrality of communication. J Hosp Palliat Nurs, 12(5), 293-297. DOI: 10.1097/NJH.0b013e3181ebb45e.

Wittenberg, E., Ferrell, B., Goldsmith, J., Ragan, S. L., & Buller, H. (2017). COMFORTTM SM Communication for Oncology Nurses: Program Overview and Preliminary Evaluation of a Nationwide Train-the-Trainer Course. Patient Education and Counseling.NIHMSID:909088.