Scott A Irwin
Affiliation: San Diego Hospice
- Oral ketamine for the rapid treatment of depression and anxiety in patients receiving hospice careScott A Irwin
Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice, Palliative Care Psychiatry, San Diego, California 92103, USA
J Palliat Med 13:903-8. 2010..Ketamine may be a promising safe, effective, and cost-effective rapid treatment for depression and anxiety in this population...
- Psychiatry resident education in palliative care: opportunities, desired training, and outcomes of a targeted educational interventionScott A Irwin
The Institute for Palliative Medicine at the San Diego Hospice, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
Psychosomatics 52:530-6. 2011....
- Psychiatric issues in palliative care: recognition of depression in patients enrolled in hospice careScott A Irwin
Center for Palliative Studies, San Diego Hospice and Palliative Care, San Diego, California, USA
J Palliat Med 11:158-63. 2008..In fact, it is on the low end of prevalence estimates in the literature. Improved depression assessment is needed in order to minimize the impact of depression on patients living with advanced, life-threatening illnesses...
- Psychiatric issues in palliative care: recognition of delirium in patients enrolled in hospice careScott A Irwin
Center for Palliative Studies, San Diego Hospice and Palliative Care, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92103, USA
Palliat Support Care 6:159-64. 2008..The intent of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the recognition of delirium in a large cohort of hospice patients by interdisciplinary hospice care teams...
- The opportunity for psychiatry in palliative careScott A Irwin
Psychiatry Programs, The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice, San Diego, California 92103, USA
Can J Psychiatry 53:713-24. 2008..This need presents limitless opportunities for psychiatrists to care for patients, provide education, and engage in research. The potential to make a difference is great...
- The role of glutamate in my professional life: from molecular neuroplasticity to the relief of sufferingScott A Irwin
The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
Dev Psychobiol 53:482-8. 2011..Finally, I end with some words about how the training I received from Bill has had, and continues to have, an impact on my professional development...
- Ease of screening for depression and delirium in patients enrolled in inpatient hospice careSanjai Rao
Department of Psychiatry, Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, La Jolla, California, USA
J Palliat Med 14:275-9. 2011..Major depression and delirium are prevalent, underrecognized, and undertreated in hospice and palliative care settings. Furthermore, they are both associated with significant morbidity and mortality...
- The hospice caregiver support project: providing support to reduce caregiver stressJessica Empeño
Admissions Patient Care Services, San Diego Hospice and the Institute for Palliative Medicine, San Diego, California 92103 1407, USA
J Palliat Med 14:593-7. 2011..Providing this kind of care to a loved one at the end of life can contribute to increased stress, health problems, and decreased quality of life...
- Undetected cognitive impairment and decision-making capacity in patients receiving hospice careCynthia Z Burton
SDSU UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:306-16. 2012..g., delirium, unresponsiveness)...
- Dignity therapy implementation in a community-based hospice settingLori Montross
Institute for Palliative Medicine at the San Diego Hospice, San Diego, California 92103, USA
J Palliat Med 14:729-34. 2011..This study was designed to offer information about the pragmatic aspects of implementing Dignity Therapy for patients receiving hospice care...
- Clarifying delirium management: practical, evidenced-based, expert recommendations for clinical practiceScott A Irwin
San Diego Hospice and the Institute for Palliative Medicine, San Diego, California
J Palliat Med 16:423-35. 2013..All interventions can be provided in any setting of care, including patients' homes...