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Researchers Define the Elements of a “Good Death”

For most people, the culmination of a good life is a “good death,” though what that means exactly is a matter of considerable consternation. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine surveyed published, English-language, peer-reviewed reports of qualitative and quantitative studies defining a “good death,” ultimately identifying 11 core themes associated with dying well.

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Longtime AAGP Member and Volunteer, Jeanne Jackson-Siegal, MD, has Passed Away

The AAGP family begins 2016 with a heavy heart. On Saturday, January 2, Dr. Jeanne Jackson-Siegal passed away. Prior to her illness, Jeanne contributed an enormous amount of time and energy to the AAGP. She was a generous mentor to many people and past chair of the Clinical Practice Committee. This brilliant, passionate and caring physician left her mark on the field of geriatric psychiatry and all who had the pleasure of knowing her.  She will be sorely missed. Her family has asked for privacy and time to mourn their loss.

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About Us

Who we are

The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) is the only national association that has products, activities and publications, which focus exclusively on the challenges of geriatric psychiatry. Practitioners, researchers, educators, students, the public anyone interested in improving the mental health of the elderly have relied on AAGP since 1978 as the key driver for progress for elderly mental health care.


The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry is a national association representing and serving its members and the field of geriatric psychiatry. AAGP promotes the mental health and well-being of older people through professional education, public advocacy, and support of career development for clinicians, educators, and researchers in geriatric psychiatry and mental health.

Why choose us

Whether you want to advance your career, engage the research community, or shape how science and society treat the elderly, AAGP has the right resources to help you. Make a difference today, for yourself, for the field, and for your patients.