Integrating mental health services into hospice settings


APA Achievement Award

The Palliative Care Psychiatric Program, San Diego Hospice and the Institute for Palliative Medicine, San Diego

Psychiatric Services 60:1395-1397, October 2009
doi: 10.1176/
© 2009 American Psychiatric Association

...the Palliative Care Psychiatry Program provides national and international dissemination of standards in palliative psychiatric care and status of research findings and has an academic affiliation with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and the UCSD Moores Cancer Center that fosters trans- and interdisciplinary education and research on palliative care psychiatry. This collaboration has led to a week-long palliative care psychiatry rotation at the Palliative Care Psychiatry Program that is required for UCSD psychiatry residents (approximately nine per year). The program also offers year-long elective palliative psychiatry rotations for senior psychiatry residents from UCSD (approximately two per year) and ongoing palliative care psychiatry interactive lectures and grand-round education for every third-year UCSD medical student (124 per year) and for family practice and internal medicine residents from eight residency programs operating in San Diego County (80 per year).