Sarah Andersen

Sarah Kristin Andersen, MD, MSc, FRCPC is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Critical Care Medicine and Adjunct Assistant Professor with the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre at the University of Alberta. She completed an NIH-funded postdoctoral research fellowship and a Master of Science in Health Services Research at the University of Pittsburgh and a Bioethics Fellowship at the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics. Her research focuses on ethical decision-making in critical illness and enhancing patient and family-centered care across the critical care journey.

Selected Publications

Andersen SK, Butler R, Yun J, Chang J, Arnold R, Angus DC, White DB. Prevalence of
Long-term Decision Regret and Associated Risk Factors in a Large Cohort of ICU
Surrogate Decision Makers. Crit Care. 2023;27(1):61. PMID: 36797793

White DB, Andersen SK. Conversations on Goals of Care With Hospitalized, Seriously
Ill Patients. JAMA. 2023

Andersen SK, Schenker, Y. What Does Good End-of-Life Care Look Like in a
Pandemic? Chest. 2023;163(2):264-5

Andersen SK, Mellet J, Rashid M, Stewart S, Leier B, Townsend DR, Garros D. Has
Medical Assistance in Dying Changed End-of-Life Care in the ICU? A Qualitative
Survey of Canadian Intensivists. Journal of Critical Care. Aug 2022. PMID: 36030677

Andersen SK, Grace V, Butler RA, Brown EHP, Maloney D, Khalid S, Oanesa R, Yun J,
Pidro C, Davis VN, Resick J, Richardson A, Rak K, Barnes J, Bezak KB, Thurston A,
Reitschuler-Cross E, King LA, Barbash I, Al-Khafaji A, Brant E, Bishop J, McComb J,
Chang C, Seaman J, Temel JS, Angus DC, Arnold R, Schenker Y, White DB. ProPACC:
Protocol for a Trial of Integrated Specialty Palliative Care for Critically Ill Older Adults.
J Pain Symptom Manag. 2022 Jun;63(6):e601-e610. PMID: 35595373

Andersen SK, Stewart S, Leier B, Alden LE, Townsend DR, Garros D. Hastening Death
in Canadian ICUs: End-of-Life Care in the Era of Medical Assistance in Dying. Crit Care
Med 2021 Oct. PMID: 34605780.

Andersen SK, Croxford R, Earle CC, Singh S, Cheung MC. Days at Home in the Last
Six Months of Life: A Patient-Determined Quality Indicator for Cancer Care. J Oncol
Pract. 2019 Mar 8;15(4): e308-e315. PMID: 30849006.