Dr. John You

Division of General Internal Medicine

John You

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

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

Joint Member, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

Attending Staff, Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation

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

 

 

 

Academic Interests

Dr. You is a hospital-based general internist who received his MSc in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Toronto in 2005. He joined McMaster University in 2007 and is currently an Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine, and Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, McMaster University. He is the faculty Research Coordinator for the Division of General Internal Medicine at McMaster University, and a staff physician at Hamilton Health Sciences. His main clinical and scholarly interest is to improve the quality of end of life communication, decision-making, and care for seriously ill hospitalized patients and their families.

Dr. You is a network investigator and Theme Lead in Advance Care Planning/End-of-Life Care for CFN (Canadian Frailty Network, www.cfn-nce.ca, a Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE) awarded $23.9 million in renewal funding from the Canadian federal government for a second five-year term (2017-2022). CFN's mission is to improve care for older Canadians living with frailty and the improvement of advance care planning and end-of-life care is one of its key priorities. Dr. You is an executive member of CARENET (Canadian Researchers at the End of Life Network), an interdisciplinary network of health care professionals from across Canada who collaborate to improve palliative and end-of-life care (www.thecarenet.ca)

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.

List of Dr You’s publications on PubMed