Dr. Gagnon, MD, FRCPC, is a psychiatrist specializing in psycho-oncology, psychosomatic medicine, and geriatric psychiatry. He is a clinical researcher at the Centre for Cancer Research, and is director of the Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the Faculty of Medicine.at Laval University. In addition to being a clinician at the CHU of Quebec – Laval University, CIUSSS-CN and Maison Michel-Sarrazin, he began his research career in 1994 after a two-year fellowship at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He received a research fellowship from the National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC) and received the NCIC’s Dorothy J. Lamont Award for his significant contribution to oncology / palliative care research in delirium. He has been the lead investigator of major operating grants for the Canadian Cancer Society, and of a grant for a new emerging palliative care team from the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), while he was a professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy. Since 2000, Dr. Gagnon has led the Michel-Sarrazin research team in psychosocial oncology and palliative care at Laval University, and has been the director of the Quebec Research Network in Palliative and End-of-Life Care at FRQS since its creation in 2017.

His research interests include delirium associated with cancer, psychotherapy, especially existential, palliative care, psychiatric complications of cancer, as well as the use of psychotropic drugs in palliative care and oncology. He is active in teaching the different aspects of psycho-oncology and palliative care.

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Fillion L, Truchon M, L'Heureux M, Langlois L, Desbiens JF, Gélinas C, Vachon M, Tapp D, Aubin M, Simard S, Tremblay L, Gagnon P, Dumont S, Roch G, Bradet R, Lavoie S, Robitaille MA, Veillette AM

Vers l’amélioration des services et des soins palliatifs de fin de vie : adapter et implanter des programmes de soutien en milieu de travail et évaluer leur effet sur la satisfaction, le sens au travail et le bien-être des infirmières (SATIN II)

Book

IRSST, Montréal, QC, 2017, ISBN: 978-2-89631-910-7.

Wilson KG, Dalgleish TL, Chochinov HM, Chary S, Gagnon PR, Macmillan K, De Luca M, O'Shea F, Kuhl D, Fainsinger RL

Mental disorders and the desire for death in patients receiving palliative care for cancer.

Journal Article

BMJ Support Palliat Care, 6 (2), pp. 170-7, 2016, ISSN: 2045-435X.

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Gagnon P

Aspects psychiatriques des soins palliatifs (Chapitre 46)

Book Chapter

P, Lalonde; GF, Pinard (Ed.): Psychiatrie clinique : approche bio-psycho-sociale, pp. 1033-1047, Montréal, QC, Chenelière Éducation, 2016, ISBN: 9782765047704 (tome 1).

Fillion L, Vachon M, Gagnon P

Enhancing Meaning at Work and Preventing Burnout: The Meaning-Centered Intervention for Palliative Care Clinicians (Chapter 14)

Book Chapter

WS, Breitbart (Ed.): Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy in the Cancer Setting. Finding Meaning and Hope in the Face of Suffering, pp. 168-181, New York, NY, Oxford University Press, 2016, ISBN: 9780199837229.

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Gagnon P, Fillion L, Robitaille MA, Girard M, Tardif F, Cochrane JP, Le Moignan Moreau J, Breitbart W

A cognitive-existential intervention to improve existential and global quality of life in cancer patients: A pilot study.

Journal Article

Palliat Support Care, 13 (4), pp. 981-90, 2015, ISSN: 1478-9515.

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Bernatchez MS, Collin J, Gagnon P, Hamel P, Hervouet S, Leis A, Savard J

La gestion des symptômes en soins palliatifs au-delà de la médication

Journal Article

Cahiers francophones de soins palliatifs, 15 (2), pp. 33-51, 2015, ISSN: 1916-1824.

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Blais MC, Gagnon P, Ivers H, Boivert JM

L’activation comportementale pour améliorer l’humeur chez les survivants du cancer : Étude de cas uniques

Journal Article

Revue Francophone de Clinique Comportementale et Cognitive, 20 (3), pp. 56-75, 2015, ISSN: 1375-6249.

Bush SH, Kanji S, Pereira JL, Davis DH, Currow DC, Meagher D, Rabheru K, Wright D, Bruera E, Agar M, Hartwick M, Gagnon PR, Gagnon B, Breitbart W, Regnier L, Lawlor PG

Treating an established episode of delirium in palliative care: expert opinion and review of the current evidence base with recommendations for future development.

Journal Article

J Pain Symptom Manage, 48 (2), pp. 231-248, 2014, ISSN: 0885-3924.

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Gagnon P

La dernière leçon du Dr Pierre Allard

Journal Article

Cahiers francophones de soins palliatifs, 14 (1), pp. 79-89, 2014, ISSN: 1916-1824.

Bedard G, Hawley P, Zhang L, Slaven M, Gagnon P, Bisland S, Bennett M, Tardif F, Chow E

A survey of Canadian cancer patients' perspectives on the characteristics and treatment of breakthrough pain.

Journal Article

Support Care Cancer, 21 (9), pp. 2557-63, 2013, ISSN: 0941-4355.

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Active projects

  • (FRSQ 79566) Réseaux thématiques du FRQS, Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Réseaux thématiques de recherche, from 2017-04-01 to 2021-03-31
  • Centre de recherche sur le cancer, Subvention, Institutionnel - BDR, BDR - Centres de recherche reconnus, from 1996-05-01 to 2022-06-13
  • Centre de recherche sur les soins et les services de première ligne de l'Université Laval, Subvention, CIUSSS - CN - Centre de recherche sur les soins et les services de première ligne de l'ULaval, Centres de recherche affiliés, from 2017-01-01 to 2099-12-31
  • Soutien à la recherche, Subvention, Université Laval - Soutien à la recherche, from 2017-07-01 to 2021-06-30

Recently finished projects

  • Détresse et satisfactions face au processus informationnel et décisionnel lors d'un cancer de la prostate localisé, Subvention, Fondation de l'Université Laval, from 2017-02-01 to 2020-03-31
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