Journal Articles


  • Downing J, Namisango E, Connor S, Batanda P, Irumba LC, Basemera B, et al. The Declaration on
    Palliative Care in a Pandemic: report of the African Ministers of Health Meeting and the 7th
    International African Palliative Care Conference, held from the 24th to 26th August 2022 in
    Kampala Uganda & virtually. Ecancermedicalscience, 2022, 16:1474. DOI:
  • Rangaraj A, Connor S, Harding R, Pinto C, Chitembo L, & Ford N. (2022). Advanced HIV disease
    and health related suffering- exploring the unmet need of palliative care. Lancet HIV
  • Nevzorova DV, Siderov AV, Osetrova OV, Krakauer EL, Chwistek M, Connor S, Konson C,
    Michaelson S, Ustinova AI. A patient with pain associated with metastatic colon cancer:
    considerations for analgesic therapy selection. Pallium 2022 (1).
  • Lohman DS, Cleary J, Connor S, DeLima L, Downing J, Marston J, Morris C, Pardy S, Pettus K.
    (2022) Advancing Global Palliative Care: Health System Integration, Access to Medicines, &
    Pediatrics. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 64(1):58-69
  • Rosa, W.E., Pandey, S., Epstein, A.S., Connor, S.R., Andersen, L.J., Applebaum, A.J., Blackler, L.,
    Koranteng, L.A., Breitbart, W.S., & Nelson, J.E. (2022). The 2ndannual U.S. celebration of World
    Hospice and Palliative Care Day: A virtual coming together to support equity in palliative care
    access. Palliative & Supportive Care / Volume 20 / Issue 3 / June 2022
  • Arora M, Ralston J, Chugh A, Farmer M, Ngendahayo C, Singla A, Swaffer K, Chatterjee M, Perez
    CP, Connor S, Msengi G, Rouhi M, Fadhil I, Collins t, Fisher TJ, Fones G. (2022). Priorities and
    challengesamong youth and People Living with NCDs (PLWNCDs) led by the WHO Civil Society
    Work Group.
  • Bustamante L, Cawley RO, Downing J, Connor S, Muckaden MA, Phillips M, Icaza A, Gerzon N,
    Morgan K, Grunauer M, Nakashima Y, Mauser D. (2022). The COVID-19 Pandemic: Early ripple
    effects in pediatric palliative care. Integrative Pediatrics. DOI:
  • Finkelstein EA, Bhadelia A, Goh C, Baid D, Singh R, Bhatnagar S, Connor S. Cross Country
    Comparison of Expert Assessments of the Quality of Death and Dying 2021. J Pain Symptom
    Manag (2022). DOI:


  • Chowdhury MK, Ahmad N, Biswas F, Farheen N, Ferdous L, Maksoda D. Connor, S. (2021).
    Programme Evaluation: Improving the quality of life of older people in an urban slum in
    Bangladesh. Palliative Care and Social Practice, 15:1-10. DOI: 10.1177/26323524211063217
  • Rosa WE, Pandey S, Epstein AS, Connor SR, Nelson JE. The inaugural United States World
    Hospice and Palliative Care Day Celebration: A virtual coming together. Palliat Support Care.
    (2021);19(2):182-186. doi:10.1017/S147895152100023
  • Krakauer E, Kane K, Kwete X, Afshan G, Bazzett-Matabele L, Bien-Aime D, Borges L, Byrne-
    Martelli S, Connor S, Correa R, Devi B, Diop M, Elmore SN, Gafer N, Goodman A, Grover S,
    Hasenburg A, Irwin K, Kamdar M, Kumar S, Quynh TNX, Randall T, Rassouli M, Sessa C, Spence
    D, Trimble T, Varghese C, Fidarova E. Cervical Cancer-Associated Suffering: Estimating the
    Palliative Care Needs of a Highly Vulnerable Population. JCO Glob Oncol, 2021 Jun;7:862-872.
    doi: 10.1200/GO.21.00025
  • Krakauer E, Kane K, Kwete X, Afshan G, Bazzett-Matabele L, Bien-Aime D, Borges L, Byrne-
    Martelli S, Connor S, Correa R, Devi B, Diop M, Elmore SN, Gafer N, Goodman A, Grover S,
    Hasenburg A, Irwin K, Kamdar M, Kumar S, Quynh TNX, Randall T, Rassouli M, Sessa C, Spence
    D, Trimble T, Varghese C, Fidarova E. An augmented package of palliative care for women with
    cervical cancer. JCO Glob Oncol. 2021 Jun;7:886-895. doi: 10.1200/GO.21.00027.
  • Krakauer E, Kane K, Kwete X, Afshan G, Bazzett-Matabele L, Bien-Aime D, Borges L, Byrne-
    Martelli S, Connor S, Correa R, Devi B, Diop M, Elmore SN, Gafer N, Goodman A, Grover S,
    Hasenburg A, Irwin K, Kamdar M, Kumar S, Quynh TNX, Randall T, Rassouli M, Sessa C, Spence
    D, Trimble T, Varghese C, Fidarova E. (In-press). An essential package of palliative care for
    women with cervical cancer: Responding to the suffering of a highly vulnerable population. JCO
    Glob Oncol. 2021 Jun;7:873-885. doi: 10.1200/GO.21.00026
  • Nevzorova D.V., Sidorov A.V., Ustinova A.I., Morev A.V., Krakauer E.L., Abuzarova G.R., Connor
    S.R., Chwistek M., Kunyaeva T.A., Michaelson S. (2021) Refractory Dyspnea in a Patient with
    End-Stage Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (Palliative Care unit Case Study). PULMONOLOGIYA.
    2021;31(1):109-115. (In Russ.)
  • Pritchard-Jones K, de C V Abib S, Esiashvili N, Kaspers GJL, Rosser J, Van Doorninck JA, Braganca
    JML, Hoffman RI, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Adams C, Connor SR, Abdelhafeez AH, Bouffet E, Howard
    SC, Challinor JM, Hessissen L, Dalvi RB, Kearns P, Chantada GL,Frazier AL, Sullivan MJ, Schulte
    FSM, Morrissey LK, Kozhaeva O, Luna-Fineman S, Khan MS (2021) The Threat of the Covid-19
    Pandemic on Reversing Global Life-Saving Gains in the Survival of Childhood Cancer: A Call for
    Collaborative Action from SIOP, IPSO, PROS, WCC, CCI, St Jude Global, UICC and
    WHPCA ecancer 15:1187
  • Connor S, Centeno C, Garralda MA, Clelland D, Clark D. (2021). Estimating the number of
    patients receiving specialized palliative care globally in 2017. J Pain Symptom Mgmt, 61(4):812-


  • Clelland D, VanSteijn D, Macdonald ME, Connor S, Centeno C, & Clark D. (2020). Global
    development of children’s palliative care: An international survey of in-nation expert perceptions in 2017. Wellcome Open research

    Clelland D, van Steijn D, Whitelaw A, Connor S, Centeno C, & Clark D. Palliative Care in public
    policy: Results from a global survey. Palliative Medicine Reports, 2020; DOI:
  • Radbruch L, de Lima L, Knaul F, Ali Z, Bhatnagar S, Blanchard C, Bruera E, Buitrago R, Burla C,
    Callaway M, Cege-Munyoro E, Centeno C, Cleary J, Connor SR, Davaasuren O, Downing J, Foley
    K, Goh C, Gomez-Garcia WC, Harding R, Khan QT, Larkin P, Leng M, Luyirika E, Marston J, Moine
    S, Osman H, Pettus K, Puchalski C, Rajagopal MR, Spence D, Spruijt O, Venkateswaran C, Wee B,
    Wenk R, Roger Woodruff, Yong J, Pastrana T. (2020). Redefining palliative care – a new
    consensus-based definition. J Pain Symptom Mgmt, 60(4):754-64.
  • Clark D, Baur N, Clelland D, Garralda E, Lopez-Fidalgo J, Connor S, & Centeno C. (2020). Mapping
    Levels of Palliative Care Development in 198 countries: The Situation in 2017. J Pain Symptom
    Mgmt, 59(4):794-807.


  • Connor S, De Lima L, Downing J, Ling J, Quillam P, Radbruch L. (2019). The Berlin Declaration – a
    Collaborative Roadmap to Advance Global Hospice and Palliative Care. J Pall Med, 23(1). DOI:
  • Baur N, Centeno C, Garralda E, Connor S, Clark D. (2019). Recalibrating the ‘world map’ of
    palliative care Development. DOI: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.15109.1
  • Pettus K, De Lima L, Mauer M, Husain A, Connor S, Torode J, et al. (2019). Ensuring and
    restoring balance on access to controlled substances for medical and scientific purposes: Joint
    statement from palliative care organizations. J Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy, 32(2-
  • Muir C, Davis M, Kuhl EA, Fine PG, Connor S. (2018). A systematic assessment and monitoring
    intervention to improve pain management and quality reporting among home hospice patients.
    J Pain Symptom Mgmt,
    56(6):957-961. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.08.014


Knaul F, Farmer P, Krakauer E, de Lima L, Bhadelia A, Xiaoxiao JK, Arreola-Ornelas H, Dantes OG, Rodriquez NM, Alleyne G, Connor, S, Hunter D, Lohman D, Radbruch L, Saenz R, Atun R, Foley K, Frenk J, Jamison D, & Rajagopal MR.  (2017). Alleviating the Access Abyss in Palliative Care and Pain Relief: an imperative of universal health coverage: Report of the Lancet Commission on Global Access to Palliative Care and Pain Control. 


  • Connor, S. (In-press). [Review of The Crisis of US Hospice Care, H. Brazwell]. OMEGA: Journal of
    Death and Dying.
  • Connor, S. (1998). [Review of Hospice care on the international scene, C. Saunders & R.
    Kasenbaum (Eds.)] Death Studies.
  • Connor, S. (1998). [Review of All kinds of love: experiencing hospice, C. Jaffe & C. Ehrlich].
  • Journal of Palliative Care, 14(2), p. 59.
  • Connor S. (1993). [Review of How to Break Bad News: A Guide for Health Care Professionals].
    Journal of Palliative Care 9(3).

    Other Publications:

  • Connor S. (In-press). Living, dying, and grieving in a globalized world. Routledge
  • Demachkieh F, Lakissian Z, Kassab A, Mokdad H, El Akoum M, Connor S, Rees G, Sathian B.
    (2022) Integrating palliative care for older adults: A needs assessment for Hamad Medical
    Corporation’s geriatric services. Doha, Qatar: World Innovation Summit for Health.
  • Connor S, Mndaweni S, Makombe R, et al. Comprehensive guidelines for TB and DR-TB
    palliative care & support: USAID/TB CARE II project. Chevy Chase, MD, USA: University Research
    Co, 2015.
    Accessed 9/24/19:
  • National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization. (2004). Development of the NHPCO research
    agenda. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 28(5)488-496.
  • Connor, S. and Adams, J. (2003). Caregiving at the End of Life. Hastings Center Report Special
    Supplement, 33 (2), p. S8-S9.
  • Connor, S. (2001). Patient and Family Needs at Core of Hospice Care. 10th in a 15 part
    newspaper series about how Americans are finding ways to embrace dignity and
    quality at the end of their lives. Published by Knight-Ridder Tribune news in over
    160 newspapers throughout the US.
  • Connor, S. (2001). Three definitions contributed to: G. Howarth & O. Leaman (Eds.)
    Encyclopedia of death and dying. Communication with dying people, p. 107-9;
    Homecare, p. 240-242; Psychotherapy, p. 369-370.

Boyden J, Guberman A, Muir C, Davis M, Fine P, Connor S. A hospice and palliative rotation for military medical residents: A mixed methods, multistakeholder perspective program evaluation (S711). J Pain Symptom Mgmt; 2014, 47(2):471-2.

Callaway M, Connor S, & Foley K. (In-press). WHO Public Health Model: A roadmap for palliative care development. J Pain Symptom Mgmt.

Connor S, & Gwyther L. (In-press). The worldwide hospice palliative care alliance. J Pain Symptom Mgmt.

Connor S. (In-press). Palliative care for tuberculosis. J Pain Symptom Mgmt.

Mukambetov A, Sabyrbekova T, Asanalieva L, Sadykov I, Aralbaev A, & Connor S. (In-press). Palliattive care

development in Kyrgyzstan. J Pain Symptom Mgmt.

Mane-Carcini V, Rama R, Prifti F, Huta K, Xhixha A, & Connor S. (In-press). Palliative care in Albania. J Pain

Symptom Mgmt.

Papikyan A, & Connor S. (In-press). Development of palliative care in Armenia. J Pain Symptom Mgmt.

Berry L, Connor S, & Stuart B. (2017). Practical ideas for improving the quality of hospice care. J Palliative Med, 20(5):449-452.

Connor S, Downing J, & Marston J. Estimating the global need for palliative care for children: Across-sectional analysis. J Pain Symptom Mgmt, (In-press)

Radbruch L, Connor S, Pettus K. (2016)Palliative care and access to medicines for healthy ageing. Lancet; 388:962.

Travado L, Breitbart W, Grassi L, Fujisawa D, Patenaude A, Baider L, Connor S, & Fingeret M. 2015 President’s Plenary International Psycho-oncology Society: psychosocial care as a human rights issue – challenges and opportunities. Psycho-Oncology, 2016; 1-6.

Harrison K, & Connor S. First Medicare demonstration of concurrent provision of curative and hospice services for end of life care. (2016). Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print June 16, 2016: e1–e4. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2016.

Connor S. (2016). Psychoactive Properties of Opioids and the Experience of Pain. J Pain Symptom Mgmt;DOI:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2015.10.010

Harrison K, Boyden J, Kalish V, & Muir C, Richardson S, & Connor S. (2016) A hospice rotation for military residents: A mixed methods, multi-perspective program evaluation. J Palliat Med; 19 DOI: 10.1089/jpm.  2015.0339

Farlow MR, Borson S, Connor S, Grossberg GT, Mittelman MS. (2015). Quality improvement in skilled nursing facilities for residents with Alzheimer’s Disease. Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Dementias. DOI: 10.177/1533317515603501: 1-7.

Boyden J, Connor SR, Otolorin L, Nathan S, Fine P, Davis M, Muir C. (2014). Nebulized medications for the treatment of Dyspnea: A literature review. J Aerosolized Med & Pulmonary Drug Delivery, 27(0): 1-19.

Kestenbaum M, Vilches AO, Messersmith S, Connor SR, Fine PG, Murphy B, Davis M, & Muir C. (2014) Alternate routes to oral opioid administration in palliative care: A review and clinical summary. Pain Medicine;15(7):1129-53.

Mosoiu D, Dumitrescu M, & Connor SR. (2014). Developing a costing framework for palliative care services. J Pain Symptom Mgmt; 48(4): 719-729.

Scheffey C, Wachterman M, Connor S, Fine P, Davis M, Muir C. (2014) Clinic-based outpatient palliative care before hospice is associated with longer hospice length of service. J Pain Symptom Mgmt; 48(4):                    


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