Sara Keary, PhD, LCSW has 13 years of experience as a clinical social worker with a specialization in geriatric psychiatry. Dr. Keary works as an inpatient geriatric psychiatric social worker at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA and teaches as an adjunct professor at Boston College School of Social Work. Dr. Keary teaches courses on human behavior and the social environment, social work with older adults, and social work with LGBTQ individuals, youth, and families. Her research interests include LGBTQ aging, end-of-life care planning, and palliative care professionals’ assessment of delirium in patients with depression and dementia.
Putney, J. M., Keary, S., Hebert, N., Krinsky, L. & Halmo, R. (2018). “Fear runs deep”: The anticipated needs of LGBT older adults’ in long-term care. Manuscript under review for Journal of Gerontological Social Work.
Keary, S. (2018). Death with dignity acts. In L. Fingerman & J. Lansford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of lifespan development. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Bond, S., Keary, S. & Fick, D. (2016). Development of standardized case vignettes to assess palliative care professionals’ recognition of delirium, dementia, and depression. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 51(2), 427.
Inoue, M., Keary, S. & Moorman, S. (2016). End-of-life planning. In M. Harrington Meyer & E. Daniele (Eds.), Gerontology: Changes, Challenges, and Solutions, Volume II, Chapter 11. Westport, CT: Praeger.
Keary, S. & Moorman, S. (2015). Patient-physician end-of-life discussions in the routine care of Medicare beneficiaries. Journal of Aging & Health, 27(6), 983-1002. doi: 10.1177/0898264315569458
Porter, K., Keary, S., VanWagenen, A. & Bradford, J. (2014). Social network and nutritional value of congregate meal programs: Differences by sexual orientation. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 35(9), 960-981. doi: 10.1177/0733464814546042
2005 - Present, Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry