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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Leduc J, Gagnon P, Morency BE

Les médecines parallèles en oncologie et soins palliatifs: traitement, symptôme ou maladie?

Journal Article

Les Cahiers de soins palliatifs, 2 , 2001.

Fillion L, Gagnon P

French adaptation of the shortened version of the Profile of Mood States

Journal Article

Psychol Rep, 84 (1), 1999.

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Gagnon P

[Role of the family in the development of borderline personality disorder]

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Can J Psychiatry, 38 (9), 1993.

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  • 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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