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CSU Shiley Haynes Institute for Palliative Care at CSUSM

CSU Shiley Haynes Institute for Palliative Care at CSUSM


We are the CSUSM campus partner institute of the CSU Shiley Haynes Institute for Palliative Care. We serve the San Marcos campus and our neighboring communities with programs, events, and educational resources promoting palliative care, advance healthcare planning, support for caregivers, and related topics. Please explore our website to learn more and find out about our activities. 

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Save the Date! 6th Annual Professional Palliative Care Conference, CSUSM campus: December 1, 2023

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Join us at San Diego's sixth annual meet-up for Palliative Care professionals, students, educators, and administrators. This event is geared to palliative care professionals, across disciplines, with a daylong program of speakers, panels, and breakout sessions. Our program will address issues of access and quality in palliative care, with a focus on communication and planning between providers, patients, and families. Our goal is to enhance the profile, availability, and impact of palliative care in our region, from the point of diagnosis forward. We'll share tactics to expand public awareness of palliative care among patient populations. We'll discuss efforts to improve the quality of multidisciplinary palliative care in our region and ensure broader access to palliative care across care settings. We'll examine strategies to improve communication between patients, families, and palliative care providers, particularly in advance care planning.

Our keynote speaker will be Holly Yang MD (Scripps, Hospice and Palliative Medicine). Dr. Yang is currently serving as the 2023 President of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and she is a past Chair of the San Diego County Medical Society.

Presented by the San Diego Coalition for Compassionate Care and the Shiley Haynes Institute for Palliative Care at CSUSM. Breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack are provided with your registration fee. Please register today!


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FREE online POLST Training Webinar

Held monthly, this free webinar provides orientation, training, and advice on how to hold an advance care planning converrsation using the California POLST form (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment. This program is presented by the San Diego Coalition for Compassionate Care and is held on the second Wednesday of each month at 10:00am or 12:00pm, alternating month to month:

September 13, 2023: 12pm-1pm

Ocrtober 11, 2023: 12pm-1pm

November 8, 2023: 12pm-1pm

Please sign up: POLST Training Webinar. We’ll send you a link for our next available class! One Nursing CEU is offered for RN’s, thanks to Sharp Health. See you there!

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View how our campus commemorated the COVID-19 Experience.

Remembering COVID

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The WGYLM® Campaign


The What Gives Your Life Meaning (WGYLM®) Campaign was created to spread awareness about palliative care to students, workplaces, and the community with the four following objectives:

  • What is advance care planning
  • What palliative care is and is not
  • Where to locate resources for palliative care needs
  • Who is involved with palliative care

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(760) 750-4552