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, S.K., Butler, R., Yun, J., Chang, J., Arnold, R., Angus, D.C., & White, D.B. (2023). Prevalence of Long-term Decision Regret and Associated Risk Factors in a Large Cohort of ICU Surrogate Decision Makers. Crit Care, 27(1), 61. PMID: 36797793

White, D.B., & Andersen, S.K. (2023). Conversations on Goals of Care With Hospitalized, Seriously Ill Patients. JAMA.

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

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

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

Andersen, S.K., Stewart, S., Leier, B., Alden, L.E., Townsend, D.R., & Garros, D. (2021). Hastening Death in Canadian ICUs: End-of-Life Care in the Era of Medical Assistance in Dying. Crit Care Med  Oct. PMID: 34605780.

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