The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice

Research Programs

The Palliative Care Psychiatry Research Programs currently has over 6 studies that are currently active or under development. 

Research topics include:

  1. Rapid pharmacologic treatment of depression
  2. Rapid management of agitation
  3. Decision-making capacity and levels of unrecognized cognitive impairment in hospice patients
  4. Caregiver stress and burden
  5. Dignity Therapy

For more information please contact Scott A. Irwin, MD, PhD, Director, Psychiatry Programs at +1 (619) 278-6246 or email