Lori A. Roscoe, PhD

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Lori A. Roscoe, PhD

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Education And Training
  • PhD, University of South Florida, 2000 - Aging Studies
  • Fellow, USF Institute on Aging, 1999 - Aging
  • Fellow, University of South Florida, 1998
  • MA/MLIR, Michigan State University - East Lansing, 1981 - Labor & Industrial Relations


My research interests include health communication, aging, end-of-life decision making, and ethics. I am particularly interested in end-of-life situations that are ethically challenging (such as physician-assisted suicide), organizationally complex (hospice care in nursing homes), or that involve patient-physician relationships (communication about end-of-life issues and treatment preferences).

  • Roscoe LA, Tullis JA, Reich RR, McCaffrey JC. Beyond good intentions and patient perceptions: competing definitions of effective communication in head and neck cancer care at the end of life. Health Commun. 2013 Feb;28(2):183-192. Pubmedid: 22574841.
  • Roscoe LA. Healing the Physician's Story: A Case Study in Narrative Medicine and End-of-Life Care. Narrat Inq Bioeth. 2012;2(1):65-72. Pubmedid: 24406769.
  • Roscoe LA. Therapeutic acts of witness: why writing poetry and prose has never been just for patients. Med Humanit. 2009 Dec;35(2):67-69. Pubmedid: 23674697.
  • Roscoe LA, Corsentino E, Watkins S, McCall M, Sanchez-Ramos J. Well-being of family caregivers of persons with late-stage Huntington's disease: lessons in stress and coping. Health Commun. 2009 Apr;24(3):239-248. Pubmedid: 19415556.
  • Schenck DP, Roscoe LA. In search of a good death. J Med Humanit. 2009 Mar;30(1):61-72. Pubmedid: 18931891.
  • Roscoe L, Hyer K. Quality of life at the end of life for nursing home residents: perceptions of hospice and nursing home staff members. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2008 Jan;35(1):1-9. Pubmedid: 17890047.
  • Corsentino E, Molinari V, Gum A, Roscoe L. Family caregivers' future planning for younger and older adults with serious mental illness (SMI). J Appl Gerontology. 2008;27:466-485.
  • Schonwetter R, Roscoe L, Nwosu M, Zilka B, Kim S. Quality of life and symptom control in hospice patients with cancer receiving chemotherapy. J Palliat Med. 2006 Jun;9(3):638-645. Pubmedid: 16752969.
  • Roscoe L, Egan K, Schonwetter R. Creating an academic-community provider partnership in hospice, palliative care, and end-of-life studies. Cancer Control. 2004 Nov;11(6):397-403. Pubmedid: 15625527.
  • Nixon L, Roscoe L. University of South Florida, Program in Bioethics and Medical Humanities. Acad Med. 2003 Oct;78(10):1061-1061. Pubmedid: 14534116.
  • Nixon LL, Roscoe LA. Anticipating deep autumn: a widening lens. Med Humanit. 2002 Dec;28(2):82-87. Pubmedid: 23671141.
  • Wallach P, Roscoe L, Bowden R. The profession of medicine: an integrated approach to basic principles. Acad Med. 2002 Nov;77(11):1168-1169. Pubmedid: 12431949.
  • Roscoe L, Krizek T. Reporting medical erors: variables in the system shape attitudes toward reporting adverse events. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2002 Sep;87(9):12-17. Pubmedid: 17387844.
  • Roscoe L, Malphurs J, Dragovic L, Cohen D. A comparison of characteristics of Kevorkian euthanasia cases and physician-assisted suicides in Oregon. Gerontologist. 2001 Aug;41(4):439-446. Pubmedid: 11490042.
  • Nixon L, Roscoe L. How can you improve end-of-life decision making. Trustee. 1999 Jun;52(6):1-4. Pubmedid: 10539686.
  • Roscoe L, Schonwetter R, Wallach P. Advancing geriatrics education: evaluation of a new curricular initiative. Teach Learn Med. 2005 Fal;17(4):355-362. Pubmedid: 16197323.
  • Roscoe L, Malphurs J, Dragovic L, Cohen D. Antecedents of euthanasia and suicide among older women. J Am Med Womens Assoc. 2003 Win;58(1):44-48. Pubmedid: 12553642.
  • Roscoe L. Physician-assisted suicide: does gender matter. J Ethics Law Aging. 1999 Fal;5(2):111-120. Pubmedid: 11657954.
  • Roscoe L, Schonwetter R. Improving access to hospice and palliative care for patients near the end of life: present status and future direction. J Palliat Care. 2006 Spr;22(1):46-50. Pubmedid: 16689415.
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