Palliative Care Psychiatry focuses on the emotional and social issues that arise in someone with an advanced illness. It is a relatively new discipline, growing out of the need for psychiatric and psychosocial care for patients with cancer and their families. The article below links to a long interview with Dr. Scott Irwin from the Institute of Palliative Medicine. Dr. Irwin started the first full-time psychiatric palliative care program in the country.
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