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San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine Program Wins National American Psychiatric Association Gold Achievement Award
Date:10/8/2009

Palliative Care Psychiatry Program only one of its kind in the United States

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Palliative Care Psychiatry Program at San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine has been named the winner of the 2009 Gold Achievement Award by the American Psychiatric Association.

San Diego psychiatrist Scott Irwin, MD, PhD is Director of the Palliative Care Psychiatry Program at The Institute for Palliative Medicine and oversees the only full time psychiatry service at any hospice in the nation, working exclusively with San Diego Hospice. This program combines clinical innovation, applied research, and education to improve mental health and palliative care for the seriously ill population.

"This is an extraordinary achievement for our program," said Charles von Gunten, MD, PhD, Provost of The Institute for Palliative Medicine. "Thanks to Dr. Irwin and his entire staff of dedicated professionals, this award will provide us with a national platform to advocate for better psychiatric care for all patients with advanced illness and for the role that palliative care should play in all of healthcare."

The program addresses the under-recognition and under-treatment of psychiatric symptoms when the end of life is near. "The Palliative Care Psychiatry Program at San Diego Hospice and the Institute for Palliative Medicine is setting a new standard of whole-person care for dying patients and their family members," said Dr. Irwin. "Rapid screening, identification, and treatment of psychiatric symptoms - often within hours of initiating hospice care - can make a drastic difference in the lives of seriously ill patients and their loved ones."

Dr. Irwin added, "Through this award, I hope to gain visibility for our program so that more patients and families can benefit from the work we do at The Institute."

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