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Susan Merel, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (DOM)

Education & Training

MD, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 2005
Residency in Internal Medicine, Primary Care Track, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2005-2008
Fellow, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2008-2009

Professional Interests

Improving the care of hospitalized elderly patients, palliative care, decisional capacity and delirium
Palliative care
Decisional capacity

Selected Publications

Brauner DJ, Merel SE. How a Model Based on Linguistic Theory Can Improve the Assessment of Decision-Making Capacity for Persons with Dementia. Journal of Clinical Ethics. 2006 Summer; 17(2); 139-148. PMID: 16913149.
Merel SE, McCormick WC. Geriatricians and Hospitalists: Opportunities for Partnership. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Sep; 58(9):1803-1805. PMID: 20863344.
Labella AM, Merel SE, Phelan EA. Ten Ways To Improve the Care of Elderly Patients in the Hospital. J Hosp Med. 2011 Jul-Aug; 6(6):351-357. PMID: 21834118.
Shoeb M*, Merel SE, Jackson MB, Anawalt BD. “Can We Just Stop and Talk?” Patients Value Verbal Communication About Discharge Care Plans. J Hosp Med 2012 Jul-Aug;7:504-507. *trainee. PMID: 22447649.
Merel SE, Murray SB. Decisional Capacity. Hosp Med Clin 2013 Apr;2:e263-273.