William Breitbart

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William S. Breitbart, FAPM, is an American psychiatrist who is an international leader in the fields of Psychosomatic Medicine, Psycho-oncology, and Palliative Care. Dr. Breitbart, a renowned clinician, researcher, and educator, is the Chief of the Psychiatry Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (New York, NY),[1] Interim Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.[2] He is a past President of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine,[3] and the Editor-in-Chief of Palliative and Supportive Care. In addition to his position as an Attending Psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Breitbart is an Attending Psychiatrist in the Palliative Care Service, Department of Medicine at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and an Attending Psychiatrist at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Breitbart is a founding member of both the American Psycho-Oncology Society (APOS) and the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS). He served on the Executive Board of the American Psycho-Oncology Society[4] and is the Past President of the International Psycho-Oncology Society [1].

Background & History[edit]

William Breitbart was born in 1951 and raised on the Lower East Side of Manhattan with his younger brother, Sheldon. He attended Yeshiva at the Rabbi Jacob Joseph School on Henry Street before attending Stuyvesant High School. A child of Holocaust survivors, his father "Moishe" was manager of Ratner's Restaurant, a famous Jewish dairy restaurant on Delancey Street, for 50 years. His mother, Rose, worked in the ABC Tie Factory with his grandmother, Esther, after they first arrived from Turka, Poland in 1949. Rose then went on to work for the New York City Civil Service. His maternal grandfather, Itzhak Moshe, was a shoemaker who owned a shoe repair shop on Pitt Street. He is also related to the famous Polish Jewish Strongman, Zishe Breitbart.

Breitbart currently resides on the Upper East Side of Manhattan with his wife, Rachel, and son, Samuel.

Education & Awards[edit]

Dr. Breitbart graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University (New York, NY), and completed residencies in Internal Medicine and General Psychiatry at the Bronx Municipal Hospital Center - Jacobi Hospital. He continued his fellowship training in Psychosomatic Medicine and Psycho-oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, receiving both a Clinical Fellowship Award (1985–1986) and a Career Development Award (1986–1989) from the American Cancer Society. Breitbart is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, and Psychosomatic Medicine.

Dr. Breitbart has been the Chief of Psychiatry at MSKCC since 1996, and was the Director of the ACGME Accredited Fellowship Training Program in Psychosomatic Medicine there. He has been Vice-Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at MSKCC since 2009, and was named Interim Chairman in June 2012. Dr. Breitbart was a Soros Faculty Scholar of the Open Society Institute, Project on Death in America.[5] He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Pain Society and was a panel member for the American Psychiatric Association Guidelines for the Management of Delirium. He is an active member of the International Association for the Study of Pain and a panel member of the NIH Behavioral Medicine Study Section. Dr. Breitbart has served as the President of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (2007-8), as well as President of the International Psycho-oncology Society(2008–10). Breitbart has been honored as a Plenary Lecturer at various international conferences, including the 8th World Congress on Pain, the 16th Annual American Pain Society Scientific Meeting, and the 5th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology. Dr.Breitbart is the recipient of the 2003 Research Award of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine,the 2006 Donald Oken Award from the American Psychosomatic Society, the 2009 Arthur Sutherland Award for lifetime achievement from the International Psycho-oncology Society, and the 2011 Eleanor & Thomas Hackett Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. In addition, Dr. Breitbart has been recognized as one of New York Magazine's "Best Doctors" every year since 2002, and is the recipient of the 2009 Willet F. Whitmore Award for Clinical Excellence from Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Other past and present professional associations include, but are not limited to, membership and officer positions on:

  • The End of Life Advisory Panel, American College of Physicians
  • Education for Physicians on End of Life Care Project
  • Psychological Distress Clinical Guidelines and Doctor-Patient Communication Panels, National Cancer Center Network
  • USMLE End of Life Care Committee
  • Co-Chair, International Association of Pain, Task Force on Pain in AIDS
  • Research Committee, National Hospice Organization
  • Advisory Panel, American Medical Association
  • Panel, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (Clinical Management Guidelines for Acute and Post-operative Related Pain, Cancer Pain
  • Psychosomatic Medicine Committee, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Committee, National Consensus Project on Palliative Medicine[6]
  • Honorary President, Brazilian Palliative Care Association
  • Co-Chairman, AIDS Committee, American Society for Psychiatric Oncology/AIDS
  • AIDS Committee, Neuro-psychiatric Curriculum Project, American Psychiatric Association
  • Task Force on Physician-Assisted Suicide, Scientific Program Committee, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Professional Development Course Committee, Program Committee, American Pain Society
  • Fatigue Advisory Board, Ortho-Bitotech, Inc.
  • Risk Prevention and Health Behavior Study Section, Center for Scientific Review

Publications[edit]

Dr. Breitbart has published extensively on psychiatric aspects of cancer, AIDS, and end-of-life care. He has edited/co-edited five textbooks including Psycho-Oncology, Psychiatric Aspects of Symptom Management in the Cancer Patient, Handbook of Psychiatry in Palliative Medicine, and Psychosocial Aspects of Pain: A Handbook for Health Care Providers. Breitbart is Editor-in Chief of Cambridge University Press’ international palliative care journal, Palliative & Supportive Care,[7] which focuses on the psychiatric, psychosocial, and spiritual aspects of palliative medicine. Dr. Breitbart also helped found the publication arm of the International Psycho-Oncology Society, the IPOS Press. Breitbart had published over 160 peer reviewed publications and 200 chapters and review papers.[8] He serves on the Editorial/Review Boards for various international peer reviewed journals and books, including:

  • Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
  • Journal of Palliative Medicine
  • Cancer
  • Journal of Palliative Care
  • General Hospital Psychiatry
  • Archives of Internal Medicine
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Supportive Care in Cancer
  • The Journal of Supportive Oncology
  • Gionale Italiano di Pscico-Oncologia
  • Network News
  • Current Pain and Headache Reports
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Psychosomatics
  • The Medical Journal of Australia

Research & Career[edit]

Dr. Breitbart’s clinical role as the Consulting Psychiatrist for the Pain and Palliative Care Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center led him to focus his research efforts on the psychiatric aspects of end-of-life care. He has received continuous funding for investigator initiated research since 1989, including eight National Institute of Health funded projects, four National Institute of Mental Health funded projects, four National Cancer Institute funded projects,[9] and seven privately funded research projects.

Much of his early research focused on the neuropsychiatric problems of HIV-infected patients, including pain, fatigue, delirium and other symptoms that impact quality of life.[10] As Breitbart’s clinical experiences brought more and more attention to the terminally ill patients’ desire for hastened death, he became interested in studying the psychological and psychosocial factors associated with this desire for death among the terminally ill population. Breitbart and his colleagues began to reframe the concept of despair at the end of life, expanding the concerns of palliative and supportive care beyond symptom management. In addition to constructs such as depression and anxiety, they found that factors such as hopelessness, loss of meaning, and decreased spiritual well-being contributed greatly to the dying patients’ sense suffering. In addition to his studies focusing on hopelessness and the desire for hastened death, Breitbart participates in a multi-centered research trial dealing with dignity-conserving care in palliative care settings.


Breitbart’s most recent research efforts involve the development of novel psychotherapeutic interventions, which he has named "Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy", aimed at sustaining meaning and improving spiritual well-being in the terminally ill. In an interview for the international journal Innovations in End-of-Life Care, Breitbart refers to the works of existential theorists/philosophers, particularly Viktor Frankl. Frankl’s meaning-based model of logotherapy and his book Man’s Search for Meaning had a significant influence on Breitbart and directed the goals of his work towards the concept of helping dying patients to maintain meaning at the end of life through "Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy".

Breitbart and colleagues have developed both an individual and group model of "Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy", inspired by Frankl’s work. These novel interventions are aimed at helping patients sustain and enhance a sense of purpose and meaning in life through various psycho-education tasks, and in turn improve their overall quality of life as they encounter their mortality.[11]

Bibliography[edit]

Book Chapters and Reviews[edit]

1. Dropkin MJ, Holland JC, Breitbart W. The psychosocial impact of head and neck cancer. The Clinical Oncologist, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1986.

2. Breitbart W. Suicide in cancer patients. Oncology, 1:49-54, 1987.

3. Breitbart W, Holland JC. Treatment of Psychiatric Complications of Cancer. In Current Therapy in Hematology-Oncology-3. M.C. Brain & P.C. Carbone (Eds.), B.C. Decker, Inc., Ontario, Canada pp. 268–274, 1988.

4. Breitbart W. Neuropsychiatric Aspects of AIDS. The Harvard Medical School Mental Health Newsletter 5:46, 1988.

5. Breitbart W, Holland JC. Psychosocial aspects of head and neck cancer. Seminars in Oncology 1:61-69, 1988.

6. Breitbart W. Psychotropic Adjuvant Analgesic Drugs for Cancer Pain. Cancer Pain Release. September, 1989.

7. Breitbart W. Common psychiatric disorders and their management: Suicide. In Handbook of Psycho-oncology: Psychological Care of the Patient with Cancer. J. Holland & J. Rowland (Eds.), Oxford University Press, New York pp. 291–300, 1989.

8. Breitbart W. Central nervous system complications of cancer: Endocrine related disorders. In Handbook of Psycho-oncology: Psychological Care of the Patient with Cancer. J. Holland & J. Rowland (Eds.), Oxford University Press, New York pp. 356–369, 1989.

9. Breitbart W, Holland JC. Site specific psychological issues: Head and neck cancer. In Handbook of Psycho-oncology: Psychological Care of the Patient with Cancer. J. Holland & J. Rowland (Eds.), Oxford University Press, New York pp. 232–240, 1989.

10. Breitbart W. Psychiatric Complications of Cancer Pain. The Clinical Journal of Pain 16:76-78, 1990.

11. Breitbart W, Holland JC. Psychiatric aspects of cancer pain. In Advances in Pain Research K. Foley (ed.) Raven Press, New York pp. 73–87, 1990.

12. Breitbart W. Cancer pain and suicide. In Advances in Pain Research. K. Foley (ed.) Raven Press, New York pp. 399–412, 1990.

13. Breitbart W. Psychiatric Aspects of Pain and HIV Disease. Focus: A Guide To AIDS Research and Counseling. Vol 5, No. 9, pp. 1–3, 1990.

14. Breitbart W. Psychiatric management of cancer pain: The elderly patient. In Proceedings of the Third Annual Seminar on Multidisciplinary Challenges of Geriatric Care, The American Geriatrics Society, and the New York Academy of Medicine. pp. 7–23, 1991.

15. Breitbart W. Pain in AIDS: A psychiatric issue. New York County District Branch Newsletter. American Psychiatric Association 16:6-18, 1992.

16. Lefkowitz M, Breitbart W. Chronic pain and AIDS. In Innovations in Pain Management III. RH Weiner (ed.). Paul M. Deutsch Press Inc., Orlando, FL, pp. 36.1-36.18, 1992.

17. Holland JC, Jacobsen P, Breitbart W. Psychiatric and psychosocial aspects of HIV. In AIDS, 3rd Edition, edited by V. DeVita, S. Hellman, and S. Rosenberg. J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia pp. 347–354, 1992.

18. Holland JC, Breitbart W, Mermelstein H. Counseling of HIV Infected individuals, their families and partners. In AIDS, 3rd Edition, edited by V. DeVita, S. Hellman, and S. Rosenberg. J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia pp. 435–440, 1992.

19. Horowitz S, Breitbart W. Relaxation and imagery for symptom control in cancer patients. In Psychiatric Aspects of Symptom Management in Cancer Patients. Breitbart W, Holland J, (eds.), American Psychiatric Press, Inc., Washington, DC, pp. 147–172, 1993.

20. Breitbart W, Passik S. Psychiatric approaches to cancer pain management. In. Psychiatric Aspects of Symptom Management in Cancer Patients. Breitbart W, Holland J (eds.), American Psychiatric Press, Inc., Washington, DC, pp. 49–86, 1993.

21. Breitbart W, Levenson JA, Passik SD. Psychiatric aspects of symptom control in the terminally ill patient. In. Psychiatric Aspects of Symptom Management in Cancer Patients. Breitbart W, Holland J (eds.), American Psychiatric Press, Inc., Washington, DC, pp. 23–48, 1993.

22. Fleishman SB, Lesko LM, Breitbart W. Treatment of organic mental disorders in the cancer patient. In. Psychiatric Aspects of Symptom Management in Cancer Patients. Breitbart W, Holland J (eds.), American Psychiatric Press, Inc., Washington, DC, pp. 23–48, 1993.

23. Kash K, Breitbart W. The stress of caring for the cancer patient. In: Psychiatric Aspects of Symptom Management in Cancer Patients. Breitbart W, Holland J (eds.), American Psychiatric Press, Inc. Washington, DC, pp. 243–260, 1993.

24. Breitbart W. Suicide risk and pain in cancer and AIDS patients. In. Current and Emerging Issues in Cancer Pain: Research and Practice. CR Chapman, KM Foley (eds). Raven Press, Ltd., New York, pp. 49–65, 1993.

25. Breitbart W, Passik SD, Rosenfeld BD. Psychiatric and psychosocial aspects of cancer pain. In Textbook of Pain, 3rd Edition, PD Wall, R Melzack (eds), Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, pp. 825–859, 1993.

26. Passik SD, Breitbart W. Psychiatric and psychological approaches to cancer pain. In Management of Cancer-Related Pain, E Arbit (ed), Futura Publishing Company, Inc., Mt. Kisco, New York, pp. 151–178, 1993.

27. Breitbart W. Diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric complications in the cancer patient with pain. In Problems in Cancer Pain Management: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Edited by Patt RB, J.B. Lippincott and Co, New York, pp. 209–233, 1993.

28. Breitbart W, Passik S. Psychological and psychiatric interventions in pain control. In The Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine. Doyle D, Hanks G, Macdonald N (eds). Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 244–256, 1993.

29. Breitbart W, Passik S. Psychiatric aspects of palliative care. In The Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine. Doyle D, Hanks G, Macdonald N (eds). Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 607–626, 1993.

30. Breitbart W. Psychiatric aspects of cancer pain management. Teaching Module #1, Network Project, MSKCC, New York, 1993.

31. Portenoy R, Cherney N, Breitbart W. Cancer Pain: Principles of Assessment. Teaching Module #2, Network Project, MSKCC, New York, 1993.

32. Jacox A, Carr DB, Payne R, Berde C, Breitbart W, Cain JM, Chapman CR, Cleeland CS, Ferrell BR, Finley RS, Hester NO, Stratton Hill Jr. C. Leak DW. Lipman AG, Logan CL, McGarvey CL, Miaskowski CA, Mulder CS, Paice JA, Shapiro BS, Silberstein EB, Smith RS, Stover J, Park S, Tsou CV, Veccheriarelli L, Weissman DE. Management of Cancer Pain: Clinical Practice guideline No. 9. AHCPR Pub. No. 94-0592. Rockville, MD: Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources, Public Health Service, March, 1994.

33. Breitbart W, Passik SD, Rosenfeld BB. Psychiatric and psychosocial aspects of cancer pain. In Textbook of Pain 3rd Edition, P.D. Wall, R. Melzack (eds.). Churchill Livingstone, New York, pp. 825–860, 1994.

34. Breitbart W. Pain in AIDS. In Neuropsychiatry of HIV for Primary Care Providers, New York-Caribe AIDS/SIDA Mental Health Project, 1994.

35. Breitbart W. Pain in AIDS: Bridging the gap between pain experts and AIDS specialists. American Pain Society Bulletin, July/August, 5(4):1-4, 1995.

36. Breitbart W, Lefkowitz M. Pain in AIDS. Beta, March:16-28, 1995.

37. Breitbart W, McDonald M. Pain management in patients with HIV infection. HIV Newsline, 1:111-118, 1995.

38. Breitbart W, Lefkowitz M. Management of pain in patients with AIDS. Internal Medicine World Report, 10:17-37, 1995.

39. Breitbart W. The practice of pain management: change from within or from without? Pain Forum 5(4):275-278, 1996.

40. Roth AJ, Breitbart WS. Psychiatric emergency in terminally ill cancer patients. In Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North American: Pain and Palliative Care. Edited by N. Cherny and K.M. Foley. W.B. Sanders Company, Philadelphia, 10:235-239, 1996.

41. Breitbart W, Passik SD, Lefkowitz M, Patt RB, Reddy KS. Pain in AIDS: A call for action. Pain Clinical Updates, International Association for the Study of Pain, 4:1-3, 1996.

42. Wiener I, Breitbart W, Holland J. Psychiatric issues in the care of dying patients. In Textbook of Consultation -Liaison Psychiatry. Edited by JR Rundell and MG Wise. American Psychiatric Press, Inc., Washington, D.C., 804-831, 1996.

43. Breitbart W, Jacobsen PB. Psychiatric symptom management in terminal care. In Clinics in Geriatric medicine, Care of the Terminally Ill Patient. RS Schonwetter (Ed.). WB Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 12:2, pp 329–347, 1996.

44. Breitbart W, McDonald MV. Pharmacologic pain management in HIV/AIDS. Journal of the Intl Assoc. of Physicians in AIDS Care. 2:17-26, 1996.

45. Breitbart W. Pharmacotherapy of pain in AIDS. In A Clinical Guide to AIDS and HIV. Edited by G.P. Wormser. Lippincott-Raven Publishers, Philadelphia, 359-378, 1996.

46. Breitbart W. Pain in AIDS, Syndromes and Assessment. Teaching Module #6, The Network Project, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, 1996.

47. Breitbart W. The Treatment of Pain in AIDS. Teaching Module #7, The Network Project, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, 1996.

48. Breitbart W. Psychiatric Aspects of Pain in AIDS. Teaching Module #8, The Network Project, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, 1996.

49. Breitbart W. Pain Syndromes in HIV-Related Neuropsychiatric Complications and Treatments; HIV/AIDS Training Curriculum, AIDS Program Office, American Psychiatric Association, 1996.

50. Breitbart W, Payne DK, Passik SD. Psychiatric and psychological aspects of cancer pain. In Cancer Pain Management: Principles and Practice. Edited by W.C.V. Parris. Butterworth-Heinemann, Boston, MA, 22:253-277, 1997.

51. Breitbart W, Lefkowitz M. Pain management in HIV disease. In Improving the Management of HIV Disease, a publication of the International AIDS Society USA. Vol. 5: 16-21, 1997.

52. Breitbart W. Pain in AIDS. In Proceedings in the 8th World Congress on Pain - Progress in Pain Research and Management, Vol. 8; Jensen TS, Turner JA, Wiesenfeld-Hallin Z (eds.), IASP press, Seattle pp. 63–100, 1997.

53. Breitbart W, Passik S, Payne D. Psychological and psychiatric interventions in pain control. In the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine - Second Edition. Doyle D, Hanks G, MacDonald N (eds.). Oxford University Press, New York. pp. 437–454, 1997.

54. Breitbart W, Chochinov HM, Passik S. Psychiatric aspects of palliative care. In the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine - Second Edition. Doyle D, Hanks G, MacDonald N (eds.). Oxford University Press, New York. pp. 933–954, 1997.

55. Ingham J, Breitbart W. Epidemiology and clinical features of delirium. In Topics in Palliative Care Vol. 1, R. Portenoy and E. Bruera (eds.), Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 7–19, 1997.

56. Holland J (ed.), Breitbart W, Jacobsen P, Lederberg M, Loscalzo M, Massie MJ, McCorkle R (co-eds.). Textbook of Psycho-oncology. Oxford University Press, New York, 1998.

57. Breitbart W, Payne D. Pain. In The Textbook of Psycho-oncology. Holland J (Ed.), Breitbart W, Jacobsen P, Lederberg M, Loscalzo M, Massie MJ, McCorkle (Co-eds.). Oxford University Press, New York. pp. 450–467, 1998.

58. Breitbart W, Krivo S. Suicide. In The Textbook of Psycho-oncology. Holland J (Ed.), Breitbart W, Jacobsen P, Lederberg M, Loscalzo M, Massie MJ, McCorkle (Co-eds.). Oxford University Press, New York. pp. 441–447, 1998.

59. Breitbart W. Cohen K. Delirium. In The Textbook of Psycho-oncology. Holland J (Ed.), Breitbart W, Jacobsen P, Lederberg M, Loscalzo M, Massie MJ, McCorkle (Co-eds.). Oxford University Press, New York. pp. 564–575, 1998.

60. Breitbart W, Wein S. Metabolic disorders and neuropsychiatric symptoms. In The Textbook of Psycho-oncology. Holland J (Ed.), Breitbart W, Jacobsen P, Lederberg M, Loscalzo M, Massie MJ, McCorkle (Co-eds.). Oxford University Press, New York. pp. 639–649, 1998.

61. Breitbart W, Jaramillo J, Chochinov HM. Palliative and terminal care. In The Textbook of Psycho-oncology. Holland J (Ed.), Breitbart W, Jacobsen P, Lederberg M, Loscalzo M, Massie MJ, McCorkle (Co-eds.). Oxford University Press, New York. pp 437–449, 1998.

62. Breitbart W, Chochinov HM. Psycho-oncology research: the road traveled, the road ahead. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 45:3, 185-189, 1998.

63. Breitbart W, Sparrow B. Management of delirium in the terminally ill. Progress in Palliative Care. 6:4, 107-114, 1998.

64. Breitbart W. Pain in AIDS: an overview. Pain Reviews. 5:279-304, 1998.

65. Breitbart W. Pain, Depression and Physician-Assisted Suicide in AIDS. The PRN Notebook 3:4, 19-22, 1998.

66. Krivo S, Rosenfeld B, Breitbart W. Delirium in the cancer patient: the MSKCC delirium assessment scale. Primary Care and Cancer, 18: 11-14, 1998.

67. Cella D, Peterman A, Passik S, Jacobsen P, Breitbart W. Progress toward Guidelines for the Management of Fatigue. Oncology (12) 11:369-377, 1998.

68. Breitbart W. Psychiatric Disorders in Patients with Progressive Medical Disease: The Importance of Diagnosis. In Topics in Palliative Care, volume 3, RK Portenoy, E Bruera (eds). Oxford University Press, New York, pp 165–173, 1998.

69. Breitbart W, Passik SD, Rosenfeld BD. Cancer, mind and spirit. In: Textbook of Pain, 4th Edition, Wall PD and Melzack R, (eds). Churchill Livingstone, London, UK, pp 1065–1112, 1999.

70. Shuster JL, Breitbart W, Chochinov, HM. Psychiatric Aspects of Excellent End-of-Life Care: Position Statement of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. Psychosomatics, 40: 1-3, 1999.

71. Kerrihard T, Breitbart W, Dent R, Strout D. Anxiety in Patients with Cancer and Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Seminars in Clinical Neuropsychiatry, 4(2), 114-132, 1999.

72. Trzepacz P, Breitbart W, Levenson J, Franklin J, Martini DR. Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Delirium. American Journal of Psychiatry 156(5): 1-20 supplement, 1999.

73. Breitbart W. Pain in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease. In Bonica’s Management of Pain, 3rd edition Loeser JD, Butler SH, Chapman CR, Turk D (eds). Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, pp 739–753, 2000.

74. Wilson KG, Chochinov HM, de Faye BJ, Breitbart W. Diagnosis and Management of Depression in Palliative Care. In Handbook of Psychiatry in Palliative Medicine. Chochinov H and Breitbart W (eds.). Oxford University Press, New York, pp 25–49, 2000.

75. Rosenfeld B, Krivo S, Breitbart W, Chochinov HM. Suicide, Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in the Terminally Ill. In Handbook of Psychiatry in Palliative Medicine. Chochinov H and Breitbart W (eds.). Oxford University Press, New York, pp 51–62 2000.

76. Breitbart W, Cohen K. Delirium in the Terminally Ill. Handbook of Psychiatry in Palliative Medicine. Chochinov H and Breitbart W (eds). Oxford University Press, New York, pp 75–90, 2000.

77. Breitbart W, Payne D. Psychiatric Aspects of Pain Management in Patients with Advanced Cancer and AIDS. In Handbook of Psychiatry in Palliative Medicine. Chochinov H and Breitbart W (eds.). Oxford University Press, New York, pp 131–159, 2000.

78. Rouhani M, Breitbart W. Depression and Cancer, for the National Institute of Mental Health, 2000.

79. Breitbart W, Strout D. Delirium in the terminally ill. In Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, Death and Dying. ML Matzo, J Lynn (Eds.) 16(2):357-372, 2000.

80. Marcus K, Kerns RD, Rosenfeld B, Breitbart W. HIV/AIDS-related pain as a chronic pain condition: Implications of a biopsychosocial model for comprehensive assessment and effective management. Pain Medicine 1:260-73, 2000.

81. Breitbart W. Diagnosis and Management of Delirium in the Terminally Ill. In Topics in Palliative Care Vol 5, E Bruera, RK Portenoy (eds). Oxford University Press, New York, pp 303–321, 2001.

82. Roth AJ, Breitbart W. Principles of psychosocial oncology. In Rubin P, Ed. American Cancer Society Textbook of Clinical Oncology, 8th Edition, Harcourt, Orlando, FL, 8:220-239, 2001.

83. Curt GA, Breitbart W, Cella D, Groopman JE, Horning SJ, Itri LM, Johnson DH, Miaskowski C, Scherr SL, Portenoy RK, Vogelzang NJ. Impact of cancer-related fatigue on the lives of patients: new findings from the Fatigue Coalition. In Marty M and Pecorelli S. Eds., Fatigue and Cancer, European School of Oncology Scientific Updates, 5, Elsevier Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 3–16, 2001.

84. Tremblay A, Breitbart W. Psychiatric dimensions of palliative care. In Carver A and Foley KM, Eds., Neurologic Clinics, Palliative Care, Vol. 19, Number 4, W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, PA, pp. 949–967, 2001.

85. Swica Y, Breitbart W. Case Review: Treating pain in patients with AIDS and a history of substance use. Western Journal of Medicine 176:000-000, 2002.

86. Breitbart W, Lintz K. Psychiatric issues in the care of dying patients. In: Textbook of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (Psychiatry in the Medically Ill), 2nd Edition, Michael Wise and James Rundell (Eds.) American Psychiatric Publishing Inc., Washington, DC, pp. 771–804, 2002.

87. Jacobsen PB, Breitbart W. Managing pain in chronic illness. In M. A. Chesney MA & Antoni MH (Eds.), Innovative approaches to health psychology: Prevention and treatment lessons from AIDS. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, pp. 219–234, 2002.

88. Potash M, Breitbart W. Affective disorders in advanced cancer. Hematol Oncol Clin N Am; 16:671-700. 2002.

89. Breitbart W, Dibiase L. Current perspectives on Pain in AIDS, Part 1. Oncology; 16: 818- 835, 2002.

90. Breitbart W, Dibiase L. Current perspectives on Pain in AIDS, Part 2. Oncology; 16: 964-971, 2002.

91. Jacobsen P, Breitbart W. Managing pain in chronic illness. In: Innovative Approaches to Health Psychology: Prevention and Treatment Lessons from AIDS, Chesney MA & Antoni MH (Eds.), American Psychological Association, Washington, DC, pp. 219–234, 2002.

92. Jones K, Breitbart W. Palliative care research in human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome: clinical trials of symptomatic therapies. In: Issues in Palliative Care Research, R. Portenoy R, Bruera E (Eds.), Oxford University Press, New York, NY, pp. 371–401, 2003.

93. Pessin H, Potash M, Breitbart W. Diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of depression in palliative care. Psychosocial issues in palliative care. Lloyd-Williams M (Ed.), Oxford University Press, New York, NY, pp. 81–103, 2003.

94. Breitbart W. Pain in HIV Disease. In O’Neil J, Ed. A Clinical Guide to Supportive & Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau, pp. 85–122, 2003.

95. Joshi N, Breitbart W. Psychopharmacologic management during cancer treatment. In: Seminars in Clinical Neuropsychiatry, Tucker G & Caine ED (Eds.), W.B. Saunders Company Publishers, Philadelphia, PA, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 241–252, (October), 2003.

96. Breitbart W, Dening TR. Section editors on Organic Mental Disorders: Consultation-Liaison Literature Database: 2003 Update and National Lists. General Hospital Psychiatry; 25:378-478, 2003.

97. Breitbart W, Passik SD, and Rosenfeld BD. Cancer, mind and spirit. In: Handbook of Pain Management: A Clinical Companion to Textbook of Pain, Ronald Melzack and Patrick D. Wall (Eds.) Harcourt Publishers Ltd., Edinburgh, UK, 2003.

98. Breitbart W. Living with Multiple Sclerosis: A Spiritual Journey of Loss. Palliative and Supportive Care. 2:319-320, 2004.

99. Gibson C, Tomarken A, Breitbart W. Meaning-centered group psychotherapy for cancer patients. In: Puchalski, CM (Ed.), A Time for Listening and Caring: Spirituality in End-of-Life Care. New York, NY: Oxford University Press pp 89–96, 2004.

100. Breitbart W, Payne DK. Psychological and psychiatric dimensions of palliative care. In: Psychosocial Aspects of Pain: A Handbook for Health Care Providers, Progress in Pain Research and Management, Vol 27, Dworkin R, Breitbart W (Eds.), IASP Press, Seattle, WA, pp. 427–461, 2004.

101. Breitbart W, Payne D, Passik SD. Psychological and psychiatric interventions in pain control. In: Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine, Third Edition, Doyle D, Hanks G, Cherny N, Calman K (Eds.), Oxford University Press, New York, NY, pp. 424–438, 2004.

102. Breitbart W, Chochinov HM, Passik SD. Psychiatric symptoms in palliative medicine. In: Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine, Third Edition, Doyle D, Hanks G, Cherny N, Calman K (Eds.), Oxford University Press, New York, NY, pp. 746–771, 2004.

103. Breitbart W. Espirtualidade e sentido nos cuidados paliativos in Humanizacao e Cuidados Paliativos, Pessini L & Bertachini L (Eds.), Edicoes Loyola, São Paulo, Brazil, pp. 209–227, 2004.

104. Breitbart W, Gibson C, Chochinov H. Palliative care. In: Levenson JL (Ed.), The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychosomatic Medicine. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., Washington D.C., pp. 979–1007, 2004.

105. Friedlander MM, Brayman Y, Breitbart W. Delirium in palliative care. Oncology, 18:1541-1551, 2004.

106. Gibson CA, Breitbart W, Tomarken A, Nelson C. Psychosocial issues near the end of life. In: Werth Jr. JL, Anderson JR, Blevins D (Eds.), Attending to Psychosocial Issues near the End of Life. Washington DC: American Psychological Association, pp. 322–342, 2004.

107. Gibson C, Tomarken A, Abbey J, Breitbart W. Meaning Centered Group Psychotherapy for cancer patients. In: A Time for Listening and Caring: Spirituality in End-of-Life Care, Puchalksi CM (Ed), Oxford University Press, New York, NY, pp. 315–338, 2004.

108. Gibson C, Pessin H, McClain, C, Shaw A, Breitbart W. The unmet need: Addressing spirituality and meaning through culturally sensitive communication and intervention. In: Spiegel D & Moore R (Eds.), Cancer, Culture and Communication. New York, NY: Kluwer Academic Press, pp. 162–175, 2004.

109. Breitbart W. Balancing life and death: Hope and despair. Palliat Support Care, 3:57-58, 2005.

110. Dufour N, Dube B, Breitbart W. HIV-related fatigue. In: DeLuca J (Ed.), Fatigue as a Window to the Brain. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, pp. 187–207, 2005.

111. Kerrihard TN, Breitbart W. General Issues in Hospital HIV Psychiatry. In: HIV and Psychiatry, A Training and Resource Manual; Citron, Brouilette and Beckett (Eds), Cambridge University Press. pp. 128–137, 2005.

112. Breitbart W. Waiting. Palliative and Supportive Care.4:313-314, 2006.

113. Gibson CA, Lichtenthal W, Berg A, Breitbart W. Psychological issues at the end of life, In: Anesthesiology Clinics of North America, Volume24. Gavrin J (Guest Ed) and Fleisher L (Consulting Ed.), Elsevier Inc. pp. 61–80, 2006.

114. Gibson C, Tomarken A, Breitbart W. Meaning-Centered Group Psychotherapy for Cancer Patients. In: A Time for Listening and Caring, Puchalski C (Ed). Oxford University Press. pp. 269–282, 2006.

115. Boettger S, Friedlander M, Breitbart W. Delirium. In: Textbook of Psychosomatic Medicine. Blumenfeld M and Strain J (Eds). Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. pp. 493–512, 2006.

116. Breitbart W. Pain Syndromes. In: Psychiatric Aspects of HIV/AIDS. Fernandez F & Ruiz P (Eds). Lippincott Williams & Wilkens. pp. 161–187, 2006.

117. Breitbart W, Friedlander M. Confusion/Delirium. In: Palliative Medicine . (Bruera E, Higginson I, Ripamonti C, VonGuten C Eds.) London Hodder Press. pp. 688–700, 2006.

118. Mehnert A, Breitbart W. Diagnostik und behandlung Psychischer Storungen in der Palliativmedizin. In: Die Begleitung. Scwer Kranker und Sterbender Moushen (edited by Koch U, Lang K, Mehnert A, Schueling-Kludas C) Schattauer Press, Germany. pp. 90–122, 2006.

119. Breitbart W, Gibson CA, Abbey J, Iannarone N, Borenstein, R. Suicide. In: Palliative Medicine, Bruera E, Higginson I, Ripamonti C, VonGuten C (Eds.) London Hodder Press. pp. 860–868, 2006.

120. Breitbart W. Upright and whole: an approach to suffering in the face of death. Palliat Support Care. 5(4):347-9, 2007.

121. Breitbart W, Alici-Evcimen Y. Why Off-label Antipsychotics Remain First-choice Drugs for Delirium. Current Psychiatry. 6:10, 49-63, 2007.

122. Douaihy AB, Stowell KR, Kohmen S, Stoklosa JB, Breitbart WS. Psychiatric aspects of comorbid HIV/AIDS and pain, Part I. AIDS Read. Jun 17(6):357-61, 2007.

123. Douaihy AB, Stowell KR, Kohmen S, Stoklosa JB, Breitbart WS. Psychiatric aspects of comorbid HIV/AIDS and pain, Part II. AIDS Read. Jun 17(6):310-4, 2007.

124. Breitbart W, Gibson C. Psychiatric Aspects of Cancer Pain Management. Primary Psychiatry.14:9, 81-91, 2007.

125. Breitbart W, Dickerman AL. Fatigue and HIV. In: Comprehensive Textbook of AIDS Psychiatry. Cohen M and Gorman J (Eds.). Oxford University Press, New York, NY, pp. 173–188, 2008.

126. Dickerman AL, Breitbart W, Chochinov H. Palliative and Spiritual Care of Persons with HIV and AIDS. In: Comprehensive Textbook of AIDS Psychiatry. Cohen M and Gorman J (Eds.). Oxford University Press, New York, NY, pp. 417–438, 2008.

127. Breitbart W, Dhingra LK. Managing Pain and Substance Abuse in the patient with HIV/AIDS. In: Pain and Chemical Dependency (Smith H, Passik SD, eds.) Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 329–338, 2008.

128. Poppito SR, Breitbart W. An Existential /Meaning-Centered Approach. In Approach to the Psychiatric Patient, Barnhill, JW (Ed.). American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., Washington DC, pp. 201–205, 2008.

129. Breitbart W. Upright, Whole and Careful, in Kan Bjerge Flytte Troen (Do Mountains Move Faith- Moments of Change), Hvidt NC and Johansen C (eds) Gyldendal Press, Copenhagen, Denmark, (Published in Danish) pp. 100–125, 2008.

130. Breitbart W, Lawlor P, Friedlander M. Delirium in the Terminally Ill. In: Handbook of Psychiatry and Palliative Medicine, 2nd Edition. Chochinov H, Breitbart W (eds.) Oxford University Press, New York, NY, pp. 81–100, 2009.

131. Olden M, Pessin H, Lichtenthal W, Breitbart W. Suicide and Desire for Hastened Death in the Terminally Ill. In: Handbook of Psychiatry and Palliative Medicine, 2nd Edition. Chochinov H, Breitbart W (eds.) Oxford University Press, New York, NY, pp 101–112, 2009.

132. Kissane Dk, Treece C, Breitbart W, McKeen N, Chochinov H. Dignity, Meaning and Demoralization: Emerging Paradigms in End-of-Life Care. In: Handbook of Psychiatry and Palliative Medicine, 2nd Edition. Chochinov H, Breitbart W (eds.) Oxford University Press, New York, NY, pp 324–340, 2009.

133. Breitbart W, Passik SD, Casper JD, Starr TD, Rogak LJ. Psychiatric Aspects of Pain Management in Patients with Advanced Cancer and AIDS. In: Handbook of Psychiatry and Palliative Medicine, 2nd Edition. Chochinov H, Breitbart W (eds.) Oxford University Press, New York, NY, pp 384–416, 2009.

134. Pessin H, Alici-Evcimen Y, Apostolatos A, Breitbart W. Diagnosis, Assessment, and Treatment of Depression in Palliative Care. In: Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care (2nd Edition). Mari Lloyd-Williams (Ed.) Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp 129–160, 2009.

135. Lichtenthal WG, Olden M, Pessin H, Breitbart, W. The Desire for Death. In D. Walsh A Caraceni, R Fainsinger, KM. Foley P Glare, C Goh, M Lloyd-Williams, J Nunez Olarte, L Radbruch (Eds.), Palliative Medicine. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, pp 55–59, 2009.

136. Breitbart W, Alici-Evcimen Y, Rueda-Lara M. Lederberg M. Psycho-oncology, in Sadock BJ and Sadock VA (Eds). Kaplan and Sadock’s Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry 9th Edition. Lippincott, Wilkins and Williams, USA, pp 2314–2352, 2009.

137. Breitbart W, Cortes-Ladino A. Pain in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease. In: Bonica’s Management of Pain (4th Edition). SM Fishman, JC Ballantyne, JR Rathmell (Eds). Lippincott, Wilkins, and Williams Philadelphia, pp 827–845, 2009.

138. Pessin H, Lichtenthal WG, Sachs E, Breitbart W. Depressive Disorders and Pain. In: M Maj, N Sartorius N, A Tasman, O Gureje.(Eds.), World Psychiatric Association Depressive Disorders Vol. 2: Physical Illness and Depression. World Psychiatric Association, Publishers. pp 109–126, 2009.

139. Breitbart W, Passik SD, Casper D. Psychological and psychiatric interventions in pain control. In The Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine 4th Edition. G Hanks NI Cherny, NA Christakis, M Fallon, S Kaasa and RK Portenoy (Eds.) Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp 784–800, 2010.

140. Breitbart W, Chochinov H, Passik SD, Casper D. Psychiatric symptoms in palliative medicine. In The Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine 4th Edition. G Hanks, NI Cherny, NA Christakis, M Fallon, S Kaasa, RK Portenoy (Eds.) Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp 1453–1482, 2010.

141. Breitbart W., Chochinov HM, Alici, Y. Palliative Care. In: Textbook of Psychosomatic Medicine, 2nd edition. JL Levenson (ed.). The American Psychiatric Publishing, Arlington, VA, pp 1053–1084, 2010.

142. Breitbart W, Park J, Katz A. Pain. In: Psycho-oncology 2nd Edition, J Holland, W Breitbart, P Jacobsen, M Lederberg, M Loscalzo, R McCorkle (Eds), Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 215–228, 2010.

143. Breitbart W. Alici-Evcimen. Fatigue. In: Psycho-oncology 2nd Edition, Holland J, Breitbart W, Jacobsen P, Lederberg M, Loscalzo M, McCorkle R (Eds), Oxford University Press, New York, pp 236–244, 2010.

144. Pessin H, Amakawa L, Breitbart W. Suicide. In: Psycho-oncology 2nd Edition, Holland J, Breitbart W, Jacobsen P, Lederberg M, Loscalzo M, McCorkle R (Eds), Oxford University Press, New York, pp 319–323, 2010.

145. Breitbart W, Alici-Evcimen Y. Delirium. In: Psycho-oncology 2nd Edition, Holland J, Breitbart W, Jacobsen P, Lederberg M, Loscalzo M, McCorkle R (Eds.), Oxford University Press, New York, pp 332–339, 2010.

146. Breitbart W, Lichtenthal W, Pessin H. Cancer Pain and Depression. In: Cancer Pain: Assessment & Management (2nd Edition). Bruera E and Portenoy RK (eds.), Cambridge University Press, New York, pp 457–477, 2010.

147. Breitbart W., Alici Y. Psychiatric Aspects of Care in the Cancer Patient. In: Neurological Complications of Systemic Cancer and Antineoplastic Therapy. Herbert B. Newton and Mark G. Malkin (eds.) Informa Healthcare, New York. pp 475–498, 2010.

148. Breitbart W, Pessin H, Kolva E. Suicide and Desire for Hastened Death in People with Cancer. In: Depression and Cancer. Kissane D, Maj M, Sartorius N (Eds.) John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ, pp. 125–150, 2010.

149. Friedlander M, Breitbart W. Delirium in Palliative Care, In: Palliative Medicine Textbook, Bruera E, Von Gunten C, Higginson I (Eds) Elsevier Press (In Press)

150. Breitbart W, Alici Y. Delirium, In: Encyclopedia of Psychopharmacology, Stolerman I, (Ed.) Springer, King's College London. pp. 1245–1253, 2010.

151. Breitbart W. Do antidepressants reduce the effectiveness of Tamoxifen? The ASCO Post, pp. 28–30. October 2010.

152. Breitbart W, Alici Y. Agitation and Delirium at the End of Life-Updated. In Care at the Close of Life: Evidence and Experience-JAMA evidence series. McPhee SJ, Winker MA, Rabow MW, Pantilat SZ, Markowitz AJ (Eds.) McGraw Hill Medical Publishers Inc, New York, pp. 129 – 144, 2011.

153. Breitbart W, Alici Y. “Delirium”, in Supportive Oncology, 1st Edition. Davis M, Feyer P, Ortner P, Zimmerman C (eds.) Elsevier, Philadelphia, pp. 541–554, 2011.

154. Weinberg MI, Bruce ML, Roth AJ, Breitbart W, Nelson CJ. Depression and barriers to mental health care in older cancer patients. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 26:21-26, 2011.

155. Breitbart W, Applebaum A. Meaning-Centered Group Psychotherapy. In: Handbook of Psychotherapy in Cancer Care. Watson M, Kissane D (eds.) Wiley-Blackwell, West Sussex, UK. 12:137-148, 2011.

156. Lichtenthal WG, Breitbart W. Finding meaning through the attitude on takes. In: Techniques in Grief Therapy: Creative Strategies for Counseling the Bereaed. R Neimerer (Ed.) Routledge, New York. (In Press).

Editorials[edit]

1. Breitbart W. Editorial Comment: Pain in AIDS. The AIDS Reader, 6:10-12, 1996.

2. Breitbart W. Palliative and Supportive Care: Introducing a new international journal; the “care” journal of Palliative medicine. Palliative and Supportive Care. 1:1-2, 2003.

3. Breitbart W. The Strongman. Palliative and Supportive Care. 1:189-190, 2003.

4. Breitbart W. “Unintended Consequences”: Can Legalizing Physician-Assisted Suicide Actually Result in Improved Palliative Care Practices? Palliative and Supportive Care, 1:213-214, 2003.

5. Breitbart W. Beyond Symptom Control: Research in Psychosocial and Existential Issues in Palliative Care. 2:1-2, 2004.

6. Breitbart W. Psycho-oncology and Palliative Care: Opportunity for Integration. Palliative and Supportive Care. 2:113-114, 2004.

7. Breitbart W. Spirituality and meaning in cancer. Rev Francoph Psycho-Oncologie. 4:237-240, 2005.

8. Breitbart W. A Scientific and Spiritual Home. Palliative and Supportive Care. 2:349-350, 2005.

9. Breitbart W. What can we learn form the death of Terri Schiavo? Palliative and Supportive Care. 3:1-3, 2005.

10. Breitbart W. God and science: Can we believe in both? Palliative and Supportive Care. 3 167-169, 2005.

11. Breitbart W. The goals of palliative care: beyond symptom control. Palliat Support Care. 4:1-2, 2006.

12. Breitbart W. The Fog in Venice. Palliat Support Care. 5:1-2, 2007.

13. Breitbart W. Who needs the concept of spirituality? Human beings seem to! Palliat Support Care. 5:105-106, 2007.

14. Breitbart W. Thoughts on the goals of psychosocial palliative care. Palliat Support Care 6:211-212, 2008.

15. Breitbart W. Palliative Care as a human right. Palliat Support Care. 6:323-325, 2008.

16. Breitbart W. The spiritual domain of palliative care: who should be “spiritual care professionals?“. Palliat Support Care, 7(2): 139-141, 2009.

17. Breitbart W. The Congress of Vienna. Palliat Support Care. 7(3)269-270, 2009.

18. Breitbart W. Physician-Assisted Suicide Ruling in Montana: Struggling with Care of the Dying, Responsibility, and Freedom in Big Sky Country. Palliat Support Care, 8(1): 1-6, 2010.

19. Breitbart W. An Existentialist in Quebec. Palliat Support Care. 8(3):245-246. 2010.

20. Breitbart, W. It’s beautiful. Palliat Support Care 9(1):1-3, 2011

Journal Editorships[edit]

1. Breitbart W, Chochinov H, guest editors. Journal of Psychosomatic Research Special Issue Psycho-oncology Research: 45:3, 1998.

2. Palliative and Supportive Care, William Breitbart, M.D., Editor-in-Chief, Cambridge University Press, 2003 to Present. This is the first international palliative care journal (quarterly) that focuses on psychiatric, psycho-social, existential aspects of palliative medicine.

Books[edit]

1. Psychiatric Aspects of Symptom Management in Cancer Patients. Edited by Breitbart W, Holland JC, American Psychiatric Press, Washington DC, 1993.

2. Jacox A, Carr DB, Payne R, Berde C, Breitbart W, Cain JM, Chapman CR, Cleeland CS, Ferrell BR, Finley RS, Hester NO, Stratton Hill Jr. C. Leak DW. Lipman AG, Logan CL, McGarvey CL, Miaskowski CA, Mulder CS, Paice JA, Shapiro BS, Silberstein EB, Smith RS, Stover J, Park S, Tsou CV, Veccheriarelli L, Weissman DE. Management of Cancer Pain: Clinical Practice guideline No. 9. AHCPR Pub. No. 94-0592. Rockville, MD: Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources, Public Health Service, March, 1994.

3. Holland J (ed.), Breitbart W, Jacobsen P, Lederberg M, Loscalzo M, Massie MJ, McCorkle R (co-eds.). Textbook of Psycho-oncology. Oxford University Press, New York, 1998.

4. Handbook of Psychiatry in Palliative Medicine. Chochinov H and Breitbart W (eds.). Oxford University Press. New York, 2000.

5. Psychosocial Aspects of Pain: A Handbook for Health Care Providers. Progress in Pain Research and Management, Volume 27. Dworkin R and Breitbart W (eds.). IASP Press, Seattle, 2003.

6. Handbook of Psychiatry in Palliative Medicine 2nd Edition. Chochinov H and Breitbart W (eds.). Oxford University Press. New York, 2009.

7. Psycho-oncology 2nd Edition. Holland J, Breitbart W, Jacobsen P, Lederberg M, Loscalzo M, McCorkle R (eds.). Oxford University Press, New York, 2010.

Journals (Editorships)[edit]

Palliative and Supportive Care, William Breitbart, M.D., Editor-in-Chief, Cambridge University Press, Launch Date 3/2003. This is the first international palliative care journal (quarterly) that focuses on psychiatric, psycho-social, and existential aspects of palliative medicine.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. Official website for the International Psycho-oncology Society
  2. John Blamphin talks with William S. Breitbart, M.D.
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