Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics

John You

BSc (McMaster), MD (Toronto), MSc (Toronto), FRCPC

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

Joint Member, Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

Attending Staff, Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation

Member, CLARITY (Clinical Advances through Research and Information Translation)

  905-521-2100, ext 76401

Postal address: McMaster University Medical Centre
1280 Main Street West, Room HSC-3V51
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada  L8S 4K1

Office location:  HSC-3V51

Administrative Assistant:
Linda Moore, HSC-3V51
 905-521-2100, ext: 76401

Academic Interests

Dr. You's research aims to improve the quality of communication, decision-making, and care at the end-of-life, with a particular emphasis on the seriously ill hospitalized patient.

Selected Publications

1. Heyland DK, Barwich D, Pichora D, Dodek P, Lamontagne F, You JJ, Tayler C, Porterfield P, Sinuff T, Simon J, for the ACCEPT Study Team and the Canadian Researchers at the End of Life Network (CARENET). Failure to engage hospitalized elderly patients and their families in advance care planning. JAMA Intern Med2013;173:778-87.

2. You JJ, Fowler RA, Heyland DK, on behalf of the Canadian Researchers at the End of Life Network (CARENET). Just ask: discussing goals of care with patients in hospital with serious illness. CMAJ2014;186:425-32.

3. Abdul-Razzak A, You J, Sherifali D, Simon J, Brazil K. Seriously ill hospitalized patients’ preferences for physician behaviour during end-of-life communication: a qualitative interpretive description study. BMJ Open2014;4:e005653‎

4. You JJ, Dodek P, Lamontagne F, Downar J, Sinuff T, Jiang X, Day AG, Heyland DK; for the ACCEPT Study Team and the CanadianResearchers at the End of Life Network (CARENET). What really matters in end-of-life discussions? Perspectives of seriously ill hospitalized patients and their families.CMAJ 2014;186:E679-87.‎

5. Sinuff T, Dodek P, You JJ, Barwich D, Tayler C, Downar J, Hartwick M, Frank C, Stelfox HT, Heyland D. Improving end of life communication and decision-making: the development of a conceptual framework and quality indicators. J Pain Symptom Manage 2015;49:1070-80.‎

6. You JJ, Downar J, Fowler RA, Lamontagne F, Ma IWY, Jayaraman D, Kryworochko J, Strachan PH, Ilan R, Nijjar AP, Neary J, Shik J, Brazil K, Patel A, Wiebe K, Albert M, Palepu A, Nouvet E, Roze des Ordons A, Sharma N, Abdul-Razzak A, Jiang X, Day A, Heyland DK. Barriers to goals of care discussions with seriously ill hospitalized patients and their families: a multi-center survey of healthcare providers. JAMA Intern Med 2015; 175:549-56.‎

7. Jain A, Corriveau S, Quinn K, Gardhouse A, Brandt Vegas D, You JJ. Video decision aids to assist with advance care planning: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open 2015;5:e007491.‎

8. Nouvet E, Strachan PH, Kryworuchko J, Downar J, You JJ. Waiting for the body to fail: limits to end-of-life communication in Canadian hospitals. Mortality 08 Feb 2016 DOI: 10.1080/13576275.2016.1140133.

9. Heyland DK, Ilan R, Jiang S, You JJ, Dodek P, for the ACCEPT Study Team and the Canadian Researchers at the End of Life Network (CARENET). The prevalence of medical error related to end-of-life communication in Canadian hospitals: results of a multicentre observational study. BMJ Qual Saf 2016;25:671-9.

10. Kryworuchko J, Strachan PH, Nouvet E, Downar J, You JJ. Factors influencing communication and decision-making about life-sustaining technology during serious illness: a qualitative study. BMJ Open 2016;6:e010451.

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