Iris Cohen Fineberg

 

 

 

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    Iris Cohen Fineberg

     

     

    Iris Cohen Fineberg, Ph.D., M.S.W.
    Associate Professor
    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
    Phone: (631) 444-3164
    E-mail: Iris.Fineberg@stonybrook.edu

     

     

     

     

    EDUCATION

    Ph.D, Boston University (Sociology and Social Work)
    M.S.W., New York University (Social Work)
    B.S., Cornell University (Human Development and Family Studies. Concentration: Gerontology)


    AREAS OF INTEREST

    Palliative and end of life care, oncology, family-oriented health care, interdisciplinary education and teamwork, advance care planning, clinical and research ethics, qualitative research methods, mixed methods, evaluation.

     

    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

    Refereed journal articles

    Stein, G.L., & Fineberg, I.C. (2013). Advance care planning in the U.S. and U.K.: A comparative analysis of policy, implementation, and the social work role. British Journal of Social Work, 43(2), 233-248.

    Preston, H., Fineberg, I.C., Callagher, P., & Mitchell, J.D. (2012). The ‘Preferred Priorities for Care’ document in motor neurone disease: Views of bereaved relatives and carers. Palliative Medicine, 26(2), 132-138.

    Walling, A.M., Fineberg, I.C., Brown-Saltzman, K., & Wenger, N.S. (2011). An Interdisciplinary Educational Program to Improve Knowledge and Attitudes about an End of Life Symptom Management Protocol. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 13(5), 309-315.

    Fineberg, I. C., Kawashima, M., & Asch, S.M. (2011). Communication with families facing life-threatening illness: a research-based model for family conferences. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 14(4), 421-427.

    Harris, D., & Fineberg, I.C. (2011). Multidisciplinary palliative care teams’ understanding of Mental Capacity Act 2005 ‘best interest’ determinations. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 17(1), 20-25.

    Fineberg, I.C. (2010). Social work perspectives on family communication and family conferences in palliative care.  Progress in Palliative Care, 18(4), 213-220.

    Fineberg, I. C., Grant, M., Aziz, N. M., Payne, R., Kagawa-Singer, M., Dunn, G. P., Kinzbrunner, B. M., Palos, G., Shinagawa, S. M., & Krouse, R. S. (2007). Prospective Integration of Cultural Consideration in Biomedical Research for Patients with Advanced Cancer: Recommendations from an International Conference on Malignant Bowel Obstruction in Palliative Care.  Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 34(Suppl 1), S28-39.

    Fineberg, I. C., Wenger, N. S., & Brown-Saltzman, K.  (2006). Unrestricted Opiate Administration for Pain and Suffering at the End of Life: Knowledge and Attitudes as Barriers to Care. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 9(4), 873-83.

    Fineberg, I. C.  (2005). Preparing professionals for family conferences in palliative care: Evaluation results of an interdisciplinary approach.  Journal of Palliative Medicine, 8(4), 857-66.

    Fineberg, I. C., Wenger, N. S., & Forrow, L. (2004).  Interdisciplinary education: Evaluation of palliative care training for pre-professionals.  Academic Medicine, 79(8), 769-76.

    UCLA Medical Center Ethics Committee & UCLA Renal Transplant Program: Brown-Saltzman, K., Diamant, A., Fineberg, I. C., Gritsch, H. A., Keane, M., Korenman, S., et al.  (2004). Surrogate consent for living related organ donation.  Journal of the American Medical Association, 291(6), 728-731.

    Book chapters 

    Fineberg, I. C. (in press). Family Conferencing and Team Meetings. In G. Christ, C. Messner, & L. Behar (Eds.), Handbook of Oncology Social Work. New York: Oxford University Press.

    Altilio, T, Otis-Green, S., Hedlund, S., & Fineberg, I.C. (2012). Pain management and palliative care.  In S. Gehlert & T.A. Brown (Eds.), Handbook of Health Social Work (2nd Ed.) (pp. 590-626).  New York: John Wiley & Sons.

    Fineberg, I.C., & Bauer, A. (2011).  Families and family conferencing.  In T. Altilio & S. Otis-Green (Eds.), Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work (pp. 235-250).  New York: Oxford University Press.

    Fineberg, I.C. (2006).  Working with other professionals, organizations, and communities.  In D. Wedding & M. Stuber (Eds.), Behavior and Medicine (4th Edition) (pp. 175-185).  Seattle: Hogrefe & Huber Publishers.

    Fineberg, I.C. (2004).  Hematopoietic cell transplantation and end-of-life care.  In J. Berzoff & P. R. Silverman (Eds.), Living with dying: A handbook for end-of-life healthcare practitioners (pp.675-695).  New York: Columbia University Press.

     

    SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

    Fineberg, I. C. (2013, June). Current Issues in Advance Care Planning: Roles and tools for the oncology social worker. Oral presentation at the 29th Annual Conference of the Association of Oncology Social Work, San Diego, CA.

    Fineberg, I. C. (2013, June). Bringing Social Work into Focus: Learning the Practice of Focus Group Research in Oncology and Palliative Care. Oral presentation at the 29th Annual Conference of the Association of Oncology Social Work, San Diego, CA.

    Fineberg, I. C., Turner, M., Wang, X., Stengel, K., Lynch, T., Hoti, V., & Francis, B. (2011, May). Voices from the community: People’s perspectives on Preferred Priorities for Care and communication at the end of life.  Oral presentation at the 12th Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Lisbon, Portugal.

    Fineberg, I. C., & the International Observatory on End of Life Care. (2011, May). International research education: Delivering an advanced introduction to palliative care research.  Poster presentation at the 12th Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Lisbon, Portugal.

    Fineberg, I. C. (2011, May). Applying oncology social work skills to research: Conducting interviews and focus groups. Oral presentation at the 27th Annual Conference of the Association of Oncology Social Work, St. Louis, MO.

    Fineberg, I. C., & Turner, M. (2011, May). Studying priorities for care at the end of life: Social work in interdisciplinary research. Oral presentation at the 27th Annual Conference of the Association of Oncology Social Work, St. Louis, MO.

    Walling, A. M., Fineberg, I.C., Brown-Saltzman, K., & Wenger, N. S. (2011, February). Improving clinicians’ knowledge and attitudes about treating pain and suffering at the end of life.  Poster presentation at the Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine & Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

    Preston, H., Fineberg, I.C., Callagher, P., & Mitchell, J.D. (2010, December). The ‘Preferred Priorities for Care’ document in motor neurone disease: Views of bereaved relatives and carers. Poster presentation at the International Symposium on ALS/MND, Orlando, Florida.

    Fineberg, I. C., Wang, X., Stengel, K., & Turner, M. (2010, June). Community nursing staff and the advance care planning tool, ‘Preferred Priorities for Care’: an evaluation of perceptions, perspectives and process.  Poster presentation at the 6th Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

    Fineberg, I. C. (2010, May). You say tomato, and I say tomahto: Comparing perspectives and roles in advance care planning across the United States and United Kingdom. Oral presentation at the 26th Annual Conference of the Association of Oncology Social Work, Phoenix, AZ.

    Fineberg, I. C. (2008, March). Videotaping in palliative care research.  Oral presentation at the 2nd International Conference in Palliative Care, Eilat, Israel.

    Fineberg, I. C., & Asch, S. M.  (2007, September). Research based family conferences in palliative care.  Podium presentation at the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) 9th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, London, United Kingdom.

     

    SELECTED GRANT ACTIVITY

    Principal Investigator. 2008 – 2011. National Institute for Heath Research (NIHR) Research for Patient
    Benefit (RfPB) Programme. Community-based evaluation of 'Preferred Place of Care' in the North West of England.

    Principal Investigator. 2007 – 2009. Dimbleby Cancer Care Research Fund. Evaluation of Preferred Place
    of Care (PPC): Towards Quality Improvement.

    Co-investigator. 2006 – 2008. Department of Health (England), End of Life Care Programme (PI:
    Mary Turner, PhD).  Analysis of PPC Data: Audit and Key Questions Analysis.

    Co-Principal Investigator / Project Director. 2004 – 2006. The UniHealth Foundation (co-PI: Steven Asch,
    MD).  Educating Providers to Practice Family-Oriented End-of-Life Care.

    Co-Investigator / Project Director. 2004 – 2006. RAND Corporation Intramural Grant (PI: Neil Wenger,
    MD). Developing a Regional Consensus on Setting Limits for Aggressive Care at the End of Life.

    Principal Investigator. 2004 – 2005. UCLA Interdisciplinary Health Care Research Center (IHCRC) Pilot
    Grant funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation. Epidemiology of Family Conferences in Geriatric Inpatient Medical Care.

     

    AWARDS AND HONORS

    2004    Excellence in Pain Management Award, Southern California Cancer Pain Initiative

    2000    Soros Foundation/Project on Death in America, Social Work Leadership Development Award

    2000    International Scholar, Boston/Melbourne Educational Exchange Program in Social Work