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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Plourde L, Chang SL, Farzin H, Gagnon P, Hébert J, Foxman R, Deschamps P, Provost F, Masse-Grenier M, Stephan JF, Cheung K, Joly Y, Fallu JS, Dorval M,

Social acceptability of psilocybin-assisted therapy for existential distress at the end of life: A population-based survey

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Palliat Med, 38 (2), 2024.

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Baghdadli A, Arcuri GG, Green CG, Gauthier LR, Gagnon P, Gagnon B

The Fast Cognitive Evaluation (FaCE): a screening tool to detect cognitive impairment in patients with cancer

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BMC Cancer, 23 (1), 2023.

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Cléophat JE, Pelletier S, Déry A, Joly Y, Gagnon P, Marin A, Chiquette J, Gagnon B, Roy L, Bitzas V, Nabi H, Dorval M

Survey of palliative care providers' needs, perceived roles, and ethical concerns about addressing cancer family history at the end of life

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Palliat Support Care, 19 (2), 2021.

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Aubin M, Vézina L, Verreault R, Simard S, Desbiens JF, Tremblay L, Dumont S, Dogba MJ, Gagnon P

A randomized clinical trial assessing a pragmatic intervention to improve supportive care for family caregivers of patients with lung cancer

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Palliat Support Care, 19 (2), 2021.

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Gagnon P, Gaudreau JD, Roy MA, Le Moignan Moreau J

Letter to the Editor: Correction About the Nursing Delirium Screening Scale in Response to: "A Study of the Psychometric Properties of the "Stanford Proxy Test for Delirium" (S-PTD): A New Screening Tool for the Detection of Delirium"

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Psychosomatics, 61 (6), 2020.

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Cleophat JE, Marin A, Pelletier S, Joly Y, Gagnon P, Dery A, Chiquette J, Gagnon B, Roy L, Bitzas V, Nabi H, Dorval M

What do cancer patients' relatives think about addressing cancer family history and performing genetic testing in palliative care?

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Eur J Hum Genet, 28 (2), 2020.

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Cleophat JE, Pelletier S, Joly Y, Gagnon P, Dery A, Marin A, Chiquette J, Gagnon B, Roy L, Bitzas V, Nabi H, Dorval M

Addressing cancer family history at the end of life: How frequent, relevant, and feasible is it? A survey of palliative care providers

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Palliat Med, 33 (7), 2019.

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Gagnon P, Dumont S, Cohen R, Gauthier LR, Savard J, Tardif F, Maranda-Pelletier S

Création d’une force majeure de recherche en soins palliatifs au Québec: le RQSPAL

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Cahiers francophones de soins palliatifs, 18 (1), 2018.

Tardif F, Gagnon P, Tanguay N

Le réseau québécois de recherche en soins palliatifs et de fin de vie – RQSPAL

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26 (2), 2018.

Tardif F, Gagnon P

Création d’une force majeure de recherche en soins palliatifs au Québec

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11 (2), 2018.

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Active projects

  • Amélioration continue de services de répit adaptés aux besoins des personnes proches aidantes accompagnant une personne recevant des soins pallatifs et de fin de vie à domicile: une recherche-action intersectiorelle, from 2023-10-15 to 2027-01-15
  • Réseaux thématiques de recherche du FRQS , from 2024-04-01 to 2028-03-31
  • Révolutionner la gestion de la douleur totale en soins palliatifs oncologiques: une approche intégrative pharmacogénomique-spirituelle, from 2024-03-31 to 2026-03-30
  • Soutien à la recherche, from 2017-07-01 to 2025-06-30

Recently finished projects

  • Expérience du deuil et impact des moyens technologiques de communication au Québec pendant la pandémie COVID-19 : Étude transversale mixte, from 2021-01-30 to 2024-03-31
  • Formation de chercheurs en soins palliatifs, en collaboration avec le Réseau québécois en soins palliatifs et fin de vie , from 2022-02-17 to 2024-03-31
  • La psilocybine pour soulager la détresse existentielle en fin de vie: Audace, acceptabilité et accès, from 2022-04-01 to 2024-03-31
  • Réseaux thématiques du FRQS, from 2017-04-01 to 2024-03-31
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