Regina Fink, PhD
Professor, Medicine-Internal Medicine

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Graduate Schools :
  • MS, University of Colorado College of Nursing (1979)
  • PhD, University of Colorado College of Nursing (1999)
Undergraduate School:
  • BSN, Villanova University (PA) (1977)
Department: Medicine-Internal Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Professor

Teaching

  • Professor (2021)
    School of Medicine, Medicine
    Palliative Care
  • Professor (2021)
    College of Nursing, College of Nursing

Publications

  • Fink RM, Kline DM, Bailey FA, Handel DL, Jordan SR, Lum HD, Fischer SM. Community-Based Conversations about Advance Care Planning for Underserved Populations using Lay Patient Navigators. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2020;23(7):907-14.
  • Fink RM, Arora K, Gleason SM, Morrison KA, Knudson J, Robertson N, Sanute L, Abbott J, Earnest M, Bailey FA. Interprofessional Master of Science in Palliative Care: On Becoming a Palliative Care Community Specialist. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2020;23(10):1370-1376.
  • Fink RM, Kline DM, Siler S, Fischer SM. Apoyo Con Cariño: A Qualitative Analysis of a Palliative Care Focused Lay Patient Navigation Intervention for Latino/as with Advanced Cancer. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing. 2020;22(4)335-346.
  • Bekelman DB, Fink RM, Sannes T, Kline DM, Borrayo EA, Turvey C, Fischer SM. Puente para cuidar (bridge to caring): A palliative care patient navigator and counseling intervention to improve distress in Latino/as with advanced cancer. Psycho-Oncology. 2020;29(4):688-95.
  • Donesky D, Dooernbos A, Fink RM, Kitko L, Bailey FA, Hurd C. Excellence in post-licensure interprofessional palliative care education: Consensus through a Delphi survey Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing. 2020;22(1):17–25.
  • Fink RM, Arora K, Gleason SE, Morrison KT, Robertson N, Knudson J, Sanute L, Abbott JT, Earnest M, Bailey FA. Interprofessional Master of Science in Palliative Care: On Becoming a Palliative Care Community Specialist. J Palliat Med. 2020 Oct;23(10):1370-1376. PubMed PMID: 31886727
  • Fink RM, Kline DM, Bailey FA, Handel DL, Jordan SR, Lum HD, Fischer SM. Community-Based Conversations about Advance Care Planning for Underserved Populations Using Lay Patient Navigators. J Palliat Med. 2020 Jul;23(7):907-914. PubMed PMID: 31944875
  • Donesky D, de Leon K, Bailey A, Doorenbos A, Fink R, Hurd C, Ling P, Kitko L. Excellence in Postlicensure Interprofessional Palliative Care Education: Consensus Through a Delphi Survey. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2020 Feb;22(1):17-25. PubMed PMID: 31770160
  • Fink RM, Kline DM, Siler S, Fischer SM. Apoyo con Cariño: A Qualitative Analysis of a Palliative Care-Focused Lay Patient Navigation Intervention for Hispanics With Advanced Cancer. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2020 Aug;22(4):335-346. PubMed PMID: 32568935
  • Bekelman DB, Fink RM, Sannes T, Kline DM, Borrayo EA, Turvey C, Fischer SM. Puente para cuidar (bridge to caring): A palliative care patient navigator and counseling intervention to improve distress in Latino/as with advanced cancer. Psychooncology. 2020 Apr;29(4):688-695. PubMed PMID: 31834646
  • Fink RM, Somes E, Brackett H, Shanbhag P, Anderson AN, Lum HD. Evaluation of Quality Improvement Initiatives to Improve and Sustain Advance Care Planning Completion and Documentation. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2019 Feb;21(1):71-79. PubMed PMID: 30608360
  • Brant JM, Fink RM, Thompson C, Li YH, Rassouli M, Majima T, Osuka T, Gafer N, Ayden A, Khader K, Lascar E, Tang L, Nestoros S, Abdullah M, Michael N, Cerruti J, Ngaho E, Kadig Y, Hablas M, Istambouli R, Muckaden MA, Ali MN, Aligolshvili B, Obeidat R, Kunirova G, Al-Omari M, Qadire M, Omran S, Mouhawej MC, Zouak M, Ghrayeb I, Manasrah N, Youssef A, Ortega PF, Tuncel Oguz G, Cajucona LA, Leaphart K, Day A, Silbermann M. Global Survey of the Roles, Satisfaction, and Barriers of Home Health Care Nurses on the Provision of Palliative Care. J Palliat Med. 2019 Aug;22(8):945-960. PubMed PMID: 31380727
  • Fink RM, Brant JM. Complex Cancer Pain Assessment. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2018 Jun;32(3):353-369. PubMed PMID: 29729774
  • Fischer SM, Kline DM, Min SJ, Okuyama-Sasaki S, Fink RM. Effect of Apoyo con Cariño (Support With Caring) Trial of a Patient Navigator Intervention to Improve Palliative Care Outcomes for Latino Adults With Advanced Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Oncol. 2018 Dec 1;4(12):1736-1741. PubMed PMID: 30326035
  • Fischer SM, Min SJ, Atherly A, Kline DM, Gozansky WS, Himberger J, Lopez J, Lester K, Fink RM. Apoyo con Cariño (support with caring): RCT protocol to improve palliative care outcomes for Latinos with advanced medical illness. Res Nurs Health. 2018 Dec;41(6):501-510. PubMed PMID: 30302769
  • Fischer SM, Kline DM, Min SJ, Okuyama S, Fink RM. Apoyo con Cariño: Strategies to Promote Recruiting, Enrolling, and Retaining Latinos in a Cancer Clinical Trial. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2017 Nov;15(11):1392-1399. PubMed PMID: 29118231
  • Oman KS, Mancuso MP, Ceballos K, Makic MF, Fink RM. Mentoring Clinical Nurses to Write for Publication: Strategies for Success. Am J Nurs. 2016 May;116(5):48-55. PubMed PMID: 27123630
  • Leonardi-Warren K, Neff I, Mancuso M, Wenger B, Galbraith M, Fink R. Sexual Health: Exploring Patient Needs and Healthcare Provider Comfort and Knowledge. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2016 Dec 1;20(6):E162-E167. PubMed PMID: 27857260
  • Fink RM, Makic MB, Poteet AW, Oman KS. The Ventilated Patient's Experience. Dimens Crit Care Nurs. 2015 Sep-Oct;34(5):301-8. PubMed PMID: 26244246
  • Bakitas MA, Elk R, Astin M, Ceronsky L, Clifford KN, Dionne-Odom JN, Emanuel LL, Fink RM, Kvale E, Levkoff S, Ritchie C, Smith T. Systematic Review of Palliative Care in the Rural Setting. Cancer Control. 2015 Oct;22(4):450-64. PubMed PMID: 26678972
  • Fink RM. Review of a Study on Late Referral to a Palliative Care Consultation Service: Length of Stay and In-Hospital Mortality Outcomes. J Adv Pract Oncol. 2015 Nov-Dec;6(6):597-601. PubMed PMID: 27648349
  • Silbermann M, Fink RM, Min SJ, Mancuso MP, Brant J, Hajjar R, Al-Alfi N, Baider L, Turker I, ElShamy K, Ghrayeb I, Al-Jadiry M, Khader K, Kav S, Charalambous H, Uslu R, Kebudi R, Barsela G, Kuruku N, Mutafoglu K, Ozalp-Senel G, Oberman A, Kislev L, Khleif M, Keoppi N, Nestoros S, Abdalla RF, Rassouli M, Morag A, Sabar R, Nimri O, Al-Qadire M, Al-Khalaileh M, Tayyem M, Doumit M, Punjwani R, Rasheed O, Fallatah F, Can G, Ahmed J, Strode D. Evaluating palliative care needs in Middle Eastern countries. J Palliat Med. 2015 Jan;18(1):18-25. PubMed PMID: 25302525
  • Fischer SM, Cervantes L, Fink RM, Kutner JS. Apoyo con Cariño: a pilot randomized controlled trial of a patient navigator intervention to improve palliative care outcomes for Latinos with serious illness. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Apr;49(4):657-65. PubMed PMID: 25240788
  • Oman KS, Fink R, Kleiner C, Makic MB, Wenger B, Hoffecker L, Mancuso M, Schmiege S, Cook P. Intradermal lidocaine or bacteriostatic normal saline to decrease pain before intravenous catheter insertion: a meta-analysis. J Perianesth Nurs. 2014 Oct;29(5):367-76. PubMed PMID: 25261140
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Practice Locations

University Internal Medicine at Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
5th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2300

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • MS, University of Colorado College of Nursing (1979)
  • PhD, University of Colorado College of Nursing (1999)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BSN, Villanova University (PA) (1977)
Department: Medicine-Internal Medicine
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