Location: Qu, Canada
Dr. Pierre Gagnon is a Psychiatrist specialized in Psycho-oncology practicing in Qu
- [Prevalence of psychiatric disorders and factors associated with delirium in patients referred to a psycho-oncology service]Pierre Gagnon
Centres de recherche en cancérologie, Université Laval Robert Giffard, Hôtel Dieu de Québec CHUQ, 11, Cote du Palais, Quebec, Canada G1R 2J6
Bull Cancer 89:1093-8. 2002..Delirium is a major psychiatric complication of cancer and is associated with opioids, corticosteroids, alcoholism, being hospitalized, and being older...
- Depression and anxiety disorders in palliative cancer careKeith G Wilson
The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Center, Ottawa, Ontario, and Department of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
J Pain Symptom Manage 33:118-29. 2007..In conclusion, it appears that depression and anxiety disorders are indeed common among patients receiving palliative care. These disorders contribute to a greatly diminished quality of life among people who are dying of cancer...
- Opioid medications and longitudinal risk of delirium in hospitalized cancer patientsJean David Gaudreau
Centre de Recherche en Cancerologie de L Hotel Dieu de Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Cancer 109:2365-73. 2007..Delirium is an important problem in hospitalized cancer patients. The objective of this study was to determine whether exposure to corticosteroids, benzodiazepines, or opioids predicted delirium...
- A brief intervention for fatigue management in breast cancer survivorsLise Fillion
Laval University, Faculty of Nursing, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Cancer Nurs 31:145-59. 2008..These results suggest that a brief psycho-educational group intervention focusing on active coping strategies and physical activity is beneficial to cancer survivors after breast cancer treatments...
- A new tool to assess family caregivers' burden during end-of-life careSerge Dumont
Ecole de service social, Universite Laval, I Québec, Canada
J Palliat Care 24:151-61. 2008..24). Sensitivity: Associations were consistent with patients' functional status (ECOG) and FCs' unmet needs. The CBS-EOLC is a reliable and valid measure available in French and English...
- Impact of a meaning-centered intervention on job satisfaction and on quality of life among palliative care nursesLise Fillion
Faculty of Nursing, Laval University, Quebec G1V 0A6, Canada
Psychooncology 18:1300-10. 2009..The objective of this study was to test its efficiency to improve job satisfaction and quality of life in PC nurses from three regional districts in Quebec Province, Canada...
- Prevalence and correlates of pain in the Canadian National Palliative Care SurveyKeith G Wilson
Department of Psychology, The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre, Ottawa, Canada
Pain Res Manag 14:365-70. 2009..Pain is a common problem for people with cancer who are nearing the ends of their lives...
- [Using psychostimulants in end-of-life patients with hypoactive delirium and cognitive disorders: A literature review]Dominique Elie
Universite Laval, Quebec
Can J Psychiatry 55:386-93. 2010..To review the research about psychostimulant effects on cognitive functions in end-of-life patients diagnosed with hypoactive delirium or cognitive disorders...
- Implementing the role of patient-navigator nurse at a university hospital centreLise Fillion
Faculte des sciences infirmieres, Universite Laval, Quebec City, QC
Can Oncol Nurs J 16:11-7, 5-10. 2006..Several recommendations are formulated, one being the importance of situating the implementation process from an organizational change perspective...
- Randomized clinical trial on cognitive therapy for depression in women with metastatic breast cancer: psychological and immunological effectsJosee Savard
Laval University Cancer Research Center, Universite Laval, Quebec, Quebec, Canada
Palliat Support Care 4:219-37. 2006..This study assessed the efficacy of CT for depression administered individually in women with metastatic breast cancer and its effect on immune function...
- Caring for a loved one with advanced cancer: determinants of psychological distress in family caregiversSerge Dumont
Ecole de service social, Universite Laval, Centre de Recherche en Cancerologie, Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada
J Palliat Med 9:912-21. 2006..Family caregivers caring for a patient with terminal cancer may experience significant psychological distress...
- Delirium in advanced cancer: a psychoeducational intervention for family caregiversPierre Gagnon
Faculte de Pharmacie, Universite Laval, Centres de recherche en cancérologie, Université Laval Robert Giffard, L Hôtel Dieu de Québec CHUQ, Maison Michel Sarrazin, Quebec, Canada
J Palliat Care 18:253-61. 2002..009). A specific intervention on delirium, tailored to the needs of the family caregivers, seems beneficial for caregivers and for patients...
- Validation evidence for the French Canadian adaptation of the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory as a measure of cancer-related fatigueLise Fillion
Faculty of Nursing, Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Cancer Nurs 26:143-54. 2003..Although further validation is recommended, the results for the French Canadian MFI in assessing cancer-related fatigue in both women and men undergoing cancer treatments showed good psychometric qualities...
- Psychotogenic drugs and delirium pathogenesis: the central role of the thalamusJean David Gaudreau
Centre de Recherche en Cancerologie, L Hôtel Dieu de Québec, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Quebec, Que, Canada G1R 2J6
Med Hypotheses 64:471-5. 2005..This model provides directions for future studies in neurophysiology, in vivo brain imaging, and psychopharmacology investigating delirium neuropathophysiology...
- Fast, systematic, and continuous delirium assessment in hospitalized patients: the nursing delirium screening scaleJean David Gaudreau
Centre de Recherche en Cancerologie, Department of Psychiatry, L Hôtel Dieu de Québec, Canada
J Pain Symptom Manage 29:368-75. 2005..Nu-DESC and DSM-IV sensitivities were similar. The Nu-DESC appears to be well-suited for widespread clinical use in busy oncology inpatient settings and shows promise as a research instrument...
- Impact on delirium detection of using a sensitive instrument integrated into clinical practiceJean David Gaudreau
Centre de Recherche en Cancerologie de L Hotel Dieu de Quebec, Quebec City, Canada G1R 2J6
Gen Hosp Psychiatry 27:194-9. 2005..Integrating a continuous and sensitive delirium assessment instrument into usual care can facilitate its recognition, since more cases of delirium are diagnosed and patients are detected earlier...
- Association between psychoactive medications and delirium in hospitalized patients: a critical reviewJean David Gaudreau
Centre de Recherche end Cancérologie de L Hôtel Dieu de Québec, Quebec City, Canada
Psychosomatics 46:302-16. 2005..The interpretation of these results must take into account the limitations of published studies, which should be addressed in future research...
- Psychoactive medications and risk of delirium in hospitalized cancer patientsJean David Gaudreau
Centre de Recherche en Cancerologie de L Hotel Dieu de Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
J Clin Oncol 23:6712-8. 2005..To date, however, research findings are inconsistent regarding their association with delirium. The association between exposure to anticholinergics, benzodiazepines, corticosteroids, and opioids and the risk of delirium was studied...
- Coping strategies among couples adjusting to primary breast cancerLouise Picard
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Quebec, Département d Adaptation Sociale, Hôtel Dieu du Québec, Quebec, QC, Canada G1R 2J6
J Psychosoc Oncol 23:115-35. 2005..A theoretical understanding of the adjustment process of couples dealing with breast cancer emerges as a result of this study...
- Delirium prevention in terminal cancer: assessment of a multicomponent interventionPierre Gagnon
Centre de Recherche en Cancerologie, L Hôtel Dieu de Québec, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Quebec, Quebec City, QC, Canada
Psychooncology 21:187-94. 2012..We assessed whether a multicomponent preventive intervention was effective in decreasing delirium incidence and severity among cancer patients receiving end-of-life care...
- Treatment of delirium in supportive and palliative carePierre R Gagnon
Laval University, Department of Psychiatry, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Quebec CHUQ, Quebec, Canada
Curr Opin Support Palliat Care 2:60-6. 2008..g. improved detection) and better understanding of phenomenology and pathophysiology. Many treatment and prevention trials have been conducted...
- Prognostic acceptance and the well-being of patients receiving palliative care for cancerGenevieve N Thompson
Department of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba and Manitoba Palliative Care Research Unit, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
J Clin Oncol 27:5757-62. 2009..To identify the impact of prognostic acceptance/nonacceptance on the physical, psychological, and existential well-being of patients with advanced cancer...
- Desire for euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide in palliative cancer careKeith G Wilson
Institute for Rehabilitation Research and Development, The Rehabilitation Centre, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON, and Department of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
Health Psychol 26:314-23. 2007..To investigate the attitudes of terminally ill individuals toward the legalization of euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide (PAS) and to identify those who would personally desire such a death...
- Suffering with advanced cancerKeith G Wilson
The Rehabilitation Centre, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON, Canada
J Clin Oncol 25:1691-7. 2007..We inquired into the sense of suffering among patients with advanced cancer to investigate its causes and correlates...