The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice

Selected Publications and Poster Presentations

Papers:

Irwin, S.A. and Iglewicz, A.  Oral ketamine for the rapid treatment of depression and anxiety in patients receiving  hospice care.  Journal of Palliative Medicine, 13: 903-908, 2010.

Irwin, S.A., Rao, S., Bower, K.A., Palica, J., Rao, S.S., Maglione, J.E., Soskins, M., Betterton, A.E., and Ferris, F.D. Psychiatric issues in palliative care:  Recognition of delirium in patients enrolled in hospice care.  Palliative and Supportive Care, 6(2):  159-164, 2008.

Irwin, S.A., Zurhellen, C.H., Diamond, L.C., Dunn, L.B., Palmer, B.W., Jeste, D.V., and Twamley, E.W. A pilot study of the nature and prevalence of non-obvious cognitive impairments in hospice patients. Palliative Medicine, 22: 842-847, 2008.

Irwin, S.A., Rao, S., Bower, K.A., Palica, J., Rao, S.S., Maglione, J.E., Soskins, M., Betterton, A.E., and Ferris, F.D. Psychiatric issues in palliative care: Recognition of delirium in patients enrolled in hospice care. Palliative and Supportive Care, 6(2): 159-164, 2008.

Irwin, S.A., Rao, S., Bower, K.A., Palica, J., Rao, S.S., Maglione, J.E., Soskins, M., Betterton, A.E., and Ferris, F.D. Psychiatric issues in palliative care: Recognition of depression in patients enrolled in hospice care. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 11(2): 158-163, 2008.

Book Chapters/Review Articles:

Irwin, S.A. and Von Gunten, C.F. Negotiating transitions in cancer care. In Psycho-oncology. Jimmie C. Holland, J.C., Breitbart, W., Jacobsen, P.B, Lederberg, M.S., Loscalzo, M., and McCorkle, R. (eds.). 2nd ed., Oxford University Press, 277-283, 2010.

Zisook, S., Shear, K., and Irwin, S. Death, Dying, and Bereavement. In Kaplan & Sadock's Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry. Sadock, B.J., Sadock, V.A, & Ruiz, P. (eds.). 9th ed., Baltimore, MD: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins, 2378-2407, 2009.

Zisook, S., Irwin, S.A., and Shear, K. Understanding and Managing Adult Bereavement in Palliative Care. In Handbook of Psychiatry in Palliative Medicine. Chochinov, H.M. and Breitbart, W. (eds.). 2nd ed., New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 202-219, 2009.

Irwin, S.A. and Ferris, F.D. The opportunity for psychiatry in palliative care. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 53(11): 713-724, 2008.

Poster Presentations:

Montross, L., Irwin, S.A., Chochinov, H., and von Gunten, C.  The implementation of Dignity Therapy in a community-based hospice setting.  Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine Annual Meeting, November, 2010.

Iglewicz, A., Koh, S., and Irwin, S.A.  The treatment of depression and anxiety in patients receiving hospice care:  Is oral ketamine our answer?  American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry Annual Meeting, March 2010.

Irwin, S.A., Koh, S., Chambers, L., Koo, D., Jeste, D.V., and Dimsdale, J.E.  A controlled retrospective chart review of the efficacy of methylphenidate vs. other treatments for depression in patients receiving hospice care.  Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine Annual Meeting, November, 2009.

Irwin, S.A. and Iglewicz, A.  Oral ketamine for the rapid treatment of depression and anxiety in patients receiving hospice care.  Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine Annual Meeting, November, 2009.

Iglewicz, A., Zisook, S., Lebowitz, B., and Irwin, S.A. Voluntarily stopping oral intake: Suicide or self-determination? American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry Annual Meeting, March 2009. Download PDF»

Koh, S., Iglewicz, A., Soskins, M., Chambers, L., Jeste, D.V., Dimsdale, J.E., and Irwin, S.A. Are Stimulants Useful in Hospice Patients with Depression? A Retrospective Chart Review Study. American Psychosomatic Society 67th Annual Scientific Meeting, March, 2009. Download PDF»

Diamond, L.C., Twamley, E.W., Zurhellen, C., Palmer, B.W., Dunn, L.B., Jeste, D.V., and Irwin, S.A. Unrecognized cognitive impairment in hospice patients. American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry Annual Meeting, March 2008. Download PDF»

Irwin, S., Rao, S., and Ferris, F.D. Pilot prospective study of routine inpatient hospice depression/delirium screening suggests ease of administration for staff and patients and high prevalence. American Psychosomatic Society 66th Annual Scientific Meeting, March 2008. Download PDF»

Bower, K.A., M.D., Hirst, J.M., Glass H., and Irwin, S.A. Delirium in the pediatric population: An under-diagnosed condition. AAHPM Annual Meeting, January 2008. Download PDF»

Irwin, S.A., Bower, K.A., Rao, S., Palica, J., Rao, S.S., Maglione, J.E., Soskins, M., and Ferris, F.D. Depression and delirium identification rates in patients admitted to a large scale hospice and palliative care organization. AAHPM Annual Meeting, 2007. Download PDF»

 

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