Anxiety; Cachexia; Cancer Care Facilities; Depression; Dyspnea; Nausea; Pain; Palliative Care; Psychiatry; Vomiting
My main research focus is symptom management in patients suffering from incurable and progressive diseases. I am working as a senior physician at the clinical division of palliative medicine, which is the leading study center of the Austrian Palliative Care Study Group (AUPACS). My research focuses on palliative care of patients (mainly patients suffering from cancer) and families facing serious illnesses, primarily related to the management of distressing symptoms as cachexia, dyspnea, pain, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting and also to psychiatric comorbidities and psychosocial aspects. Í hold a PhD degree (Doctor of Medical Science) in Mental Health and Behavioural Medicine (PhD thesis: "Psyche at the End of Life: Psychiatric symptoms in patients admitted to a Palliative Care Unit") as well as a Master of Science (MSc) in Palliative Care (Master thesis: Establishing End-of-Life Boards for patients with advanced palliative diseases).
- Masel, E.K. et al., 2016. What Makes a Good Palliative Care Physician? A Qualitative Study about the Patient's Expectations and Needs when Being Admitted to a Palliative Care Unit T. Hosoda, ed. PLOS ONE, 11(7), p.e0158830. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0158830.
- Masel, E.K. et al., 2015. The PERS2ON score for systemic assessment of symptomatology in palliative care: a pilot study. European Journal of Cancer Care, 25(4), pp.544-550. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecc.12419.
- Masel, E.K. et al., 2015. Psyche at the end of life: Psychiatric symptoms are prevalent in patients admitted to a palliative care unit. Palliative and Supportive Care, 14(03), pp.250-258. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1478951515000899.
- Masel, E.K. et al., 2015. Coming and going: predicting the discharge of cancer patients admitted to a palliative care unit: easier than thought? Supportive Care in Cancer, 23(8), pp.2335-2339. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-015-2601-4.
- Masel, E.K., Schur, S. & Watzke, H.H., 2012. Life is Uncertain. Death is Certain. Buddhism and Palliative Care. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 44(2), pp.307-312. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2012.02.018.