Gary Rodin is the Joint University of Toronto/University Health Network Harold and Shirley Lederman Chair in Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care and is Head of the Department of Supportive Care at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto.
Dr. Rodin is the Director of the Global Institute of Psychosocial, Palliative and End-of-Life Care (GIPPEC) and a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He is a clinician-investigator who has published widely on the psychiatric and psychosocial aspects of cancer and other medical illnesses. Under his leadership, the Department of Supportive Care at the Princess Margaret has now achieved an international reputation for its academic and clinical excellence.
Dr. Rodin has authored texts on Depression in the Medically Ill, and on the Psychiatric Aspects of Transplantation and is currently leading research on the psychological impact of advanced and terminal disease in affected patients and their families.
In February 2020, a ruling by the Federal Constitutional Court abolished Section 217 ofRead more »
The Global CALM Program is an international initiative to train clinicians in CALM (Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully) therapy, gather evidence about the implementation of CALM in diverse settings, and to make CALM a standard of care for people facing metastatic and advanced cancer.
The Global Institute of Psychosocial, Palliative and...Read more »
There is no area of medicine in which culture and religion is more important than in palliative and end-of-life care (PEOLC).
Although PEOLC has been recognized as a basic human right, the majority of those in need of such care, particularly in low and middle-income...Read more »
Dr. Gary Rodin speaks with ecancer at ASCO 2017 about a psychological intervention to help advanced cancer patients manage disease-related anxiety.Read more »
The “Multidisciplinary Concepts in Palliative and Supportive Care Research” course will be running again this fall.
For details about the courses and registration information, visit our education page.
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GIPPEC is delighted to announce the successful delivery of six CALM workshops in Chile, Italy, China, New Zealand, and Canada in 2017! The CALM workshops bring together a diverse group of oncology professionals in psychology, psychiatry, medicine, social work, nursing, palliative and spiritual care, and more, to gain training and...Read more »
CALM or Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully, is a brief, semi-structured, evidence-based, psychotherapeutic intervention designed to help people with metastatic cancer and their caregivers manage the practical and profound problems associated with advanced disease. The primary goals of CALM are reducing and preventing psychological distress.
The CALM Therapy Training Program is...Read more »
The “Multidisciplinary Concepts in Palliative and Supportive Care Research” course, jointly hosted by the GIPPEC global institute and the Institute of Life Course of Aging at the University of Toronto, aims to provide learners an opportunity to explore a novel, interdisciplinary area of study.Read more »
The first project coming out of the partnership between GIPPEC and the University of Ferrara is to establish a CALM Centre of Excellence in Italy in 2017.
CALM or Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully is an individualized therapy designed to help patients manage the challenges of living with cancer, reduce distress...Read more »
On December 6-7, Dr. Stein Kaasa, chair of the European Palliative Care Research Centre and Professor Jon Harvard Loge from Norway visited the Department of Supportive Care and...Read more »
|Managing Cancer And Living Meaningfully: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.||Trials||Sep 3rd, 2015|
|Efficacy of a brief manualized intervention Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM) adapted to German cancer care settings: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.||BMC Cancer||Aug 19th, 2015|
|Managing Cancer And Living Meaningfully (CALM): phase 2 trial of a brief individual psychotherapy for patients with advanced cancer.||Palliative Medicine||Mar 28th, 2014|
|Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM): a qualitative study of a brief individual psychotherapy for individuals with advanced cancer.||Palliative Medicine||Jul 26th, 2012|
|Provision of Palliative Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Overcoming Obstacles For Effective Treatment Delivery||Journal of Clinical Oncology||Nov 17th, 2015|
|Death-related anxiety in patients with advanced cancer: Validation of the German version of the Death and Dying Distress Scale||Journal of Pain and Symptom Management||Oct 1st, 2016|
|Inviting end-of-life talk in initial CALM therapy sessions: A conversation analytic study.||Patient Education and Counseling.||Mar 22nd, 2023|
|Managing Cancer And Living Meaningfully (CALM): Randomized feasibility trial in patients with advanced cancer.||Mar 22nd, 2023|
|Preliminary psychometrics of the Existential Distress Scale in patients with advanced cancer||European Journal of Cancer Care (Engl)||Mar 22nd, 2023|
|“Double awareness” in psychotherapy for patients living with advanced cancer||Journal of Psychotherapy Integration||Mar 22nd, 2023|
An individualized therapy designed to help patients manage the challenges of living with cancer, reduce distress and promote psychological well-being