I am currently involved in several qualitative research projects: the pedagaogy and process of relational training through the Program to Enhance Relational and Communication Skills (PERCS); evaluating the long-term impact of PERCS training in Radiology; evaluating parental experience of communication within Neurology before and after relational training; and, developing a proposal for new research on aligning patient and provider expectations around surgical consent. I am also finalizing outputs from previous research on the long-term impacts of CNS tumors in adolescents and young adults and on patient and family engagement in research training.


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  1. Hillier M, Luff D, Meyer EC. Innovative Communication Learning: Combining TED Talks and Reflective Writing for Nursing Students. Creat Nurs. 2020 Aug 01; 26(3):182-188. View abstract
  2. Huth K, Amar-Dolan L, Perez JM, Luff D, Cohen AP, Glader L, Leichtner A, Newman LR. Visiting Jack: Mixed Methods Evaluation of a Virtual Home Visit Curriculum With a Child With Medical Complexity. Acad Pediatr. 2020 Sep - Oct; 20(7):1020-1028. View abstract
  3. Kazmerski TM, Nelson EB, Newman LR, Haviland MJ, Luff D, Leichtner AM, Hayes MM, Miller E, Emans SJ, Sawicki GS. Interprofessional provider educational needs and preferences regarding the provision of sexual and reproductive health care in cystic fibrosis. J Cyst Fibros. 2019 09; 18(5):671-676. View abstract
  4. Bell SK, Langer T, Luff D, Rider EA, Brandano J, Meyer EC. Interprofessional Learning to Improve Communication in Challenging Healthcare Conversations: What Clinicians Learn From Each Other. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2019; 39(3):201-209. View abstract
  5. Mishra A, Browning D, Haviland MJ, Jackson ML, Luff D, Meyer EC, Talcott K, Kloek CE. Communication Skills Training in Ophthalmology: Results of a Needs Assessment and Pilot Training Program. J Surg Educ. 2018 Mar - Apr; 75(2):417-426. View abstract
  6. Rees P, Edwards A, Powell C, Hibbert P, Williams H, Makeham M, Carter B, Luff D, Parry G, Avery A, Sheikh A, Donaldson L, Carson-Stevens A. Patient Safety Incidents Involving Sick Children in Primary Care in England and Wales: A Mixed Methods Analysis. PLoS Med. 2017 Jan; 14(1):e1002217. View abstract
  7. Meyer EC, Lamiani G, Luff D, Brown SD. Voices emerging from the shadows: Radiologic practitioners' experiences of challenging conversations. Patient Educ Couns. 2017 01; 100(1):133-138. View abstract
  8. Luff D, Martin EB, Mills K, Mazzola NM, Bell SK, Meyer EC. Clinicians' strategies for managing their emotions during difficult healthcare conversations. Patient Educ Couns. 2016 09; 99(9):1461-6. View abstract
  9. Luff D, Allair B, Litterer K, O'Donnell WR, Rhodes ET, Goldmann D, Finkelstein JA. Parent and Teen Engagement in Pediatric Health Services Research Training. Acad Pediatr. 2016 07; 16(5):496-498. View abstract
  10. Luff D, Fernandes S, Soman A, Meyer EC, Brown SD. The Influence of Communication and Relational Education on Radiologists' Early Posttraining Practice. J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Apr; 13(4):445-8. View abstract
  11. Carson-Stevens A, Hibbert P, Avery A, Butlin A, Carter B, Cooper A, Evans HP, Gibson R, Luff D, Makeham M, McEnhill P, Panesar SS, Parry G, Rees P, Shiels E, Sheikh A, Ward HO, Williams H, Wood F, Donaldson L, Edwards A. A cross-sectional mixed methods study protocol to generate learning from patient safety incidents reported from general practice. BMJ Open. 2015 Dec 01; 5(12):e009079. View abstract
  12. Martin EB, Mazzola NM, Brandano J, Luff D, Zurakowski D, Meyer EC. Clinicians' recognition and management of emotions during difficult healthcare conversations. Patient Educ Couns. 2015 Oct; 98(10):1248-54. View abstract
  13. Rees P, Edwards A, Panesar S, Powell C, Carter B, Williams H, Hibbert P, Luff D, Parry G, Mayor S, Avery A, Sheikh A, Donaldson SL, Carson-Stevens A. Safety incidents in the primary care office setting. Pediatrics. 2015 Jun; 135(6):1027-35. View abstract
  14. Kuhlthau K, Luff D, Delahaye J, Wong A, Yock T, Huang M, Park ER. Health-Related Quality of Life of Adolescent and Young Adult Survivors of Central Nervous System Tumors: Identifying Domains From a Survivor Perspective. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs. 2015 Nov-Dec; 32(6):385-93. View abstract
  15. Garvey KC, Beste MG, Luff D, Atakov-Castillo A, Wolpert HA, Ritholz MD. Experiences of health care transition voiced by young adults with type 1 diabetes: a qualitative study. Adolesc Health Med Ther. 2014; 5:191-8. View abstract
  16. Ritholz MD, Wolpert H, Beste M, Atakov-Castillo A, Luff D, Garvey KC. Patient-provider relationships across the transition from pediatric to adult diabetes care: a qualitative study. Diabetes Educ. 2014 Jan-Feb; 40(1):40-7. View abstract
  17. Parry GJ, Carson-Stevens A, Luff DF, McPherson ME, Goldmann DA. Recommendations for evaluation of health care improvement initiatives. Acad Pediatr. 2013 Nov-Dec; 13(6 Suppl):S23-30. View abstract
  18. Isong IA, Luff D, Perrin JM, Winickoff JP, Ng MW. Parental perspectives of early childhood caries. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012 Jan; 51(1):77-85. View abstract
  19. Lipstein EA, Nabi E, Perrin JM, Luff D, Browning MF, Kuhlthau KA. Parents' decision-making in newborn screening: opinions, choices, and information needs. Pediatrics. 2010 Oct; 126(4):696-704. View abstract
  20. Gidengil CA, Rusinak D, Allred NJ, Luff D, Lee GM, Lieu TA. Financial barriers to implementing combination vaccines: perspectives from pediatricians and policy makers. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2009 Jun; 48(5):539-47. View abstract
  21. Leong SC, Luff DA. Anatomical variation of internal carotid artery presenting as pharyngeal mass. J Laryngol Otol. 2009 Apr; 123(4):E13. View abstract
  22. Broomfield SJ, Bruce IA, Luff DA, Birzgalis AR, Ashleigh RJ. Endovascular management of the carotid blowout syndrome. J Laryngol Otol. 2006 Aug; 120(8):694-7. View abstract
  23. O'Cathain A, Goode J, Luff D, Strangleman T, Hanlon G, Greatbatch D. Does NHS Direct empower patients? Soc Sci Med. 2005 Oct; 61(8):1761-71. View abstract
  24. Goode J, Hanlon G, Luff D, O'Cathain A, Strangleman T, Greatbatch D. Male callers to NHS Direct: the assertive carer, the new dad and the reluctant patient. Health (London). 2004 Jul; 8(3):311-28. View abstract
  25. Jesudason WV, Luff DA, Rothera MP. Delayed diagnosis of laryngeal foreign body. J Laryngol Otol. 2003 Feb; 117(2):143-4. View abstract
  26. Luff DA, Kam A, Bruce IA, Willatt DJ. Nasal septum buttons: symptom scores and satisfaction. J Laryngol Otol. 2002 Dec; 116(12):1001-4. View abstract
  27. Luff DA, Simmons M, Malik T, Ramsden RT, Reid H. Endolymphatic sac tumours. J Laryngol Otol. 2002 May; 116(5):398-401. View abstract
  28. Simmons MA, Luff DA, Banerjee SS, Ramsden RT. Peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumour (pPNET) of the cerebellopontine angle presenting in adult life. J Laryngol Otol. 2001 Oct; 115(10):848-52. View abstract
  29. Luff DA, Izzat S, Farrington WT. Viscoaugmentation as a treatment for leakage around the Provox 2 voice rehabilitation system. J Laryngol Otol. 1999 Sep; 113(9):847-8. View abstract
  30. Morris DP, Luff DA, Hargreaves SP, Rothera MP. Bones of contention. The supply of temporal bones for dissection: the legalities, problems and solutions. J Laryngol Otol. 1998 Dec; 112(12):1138-41. View abstract