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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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FREE! Monthly POLST Training Webinar

Held once each month, this free webinar provides orientation, training, and advice on how to hold an advance care planning conversation using the California POLST form (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment. This program is presented by the San Diego Coalition for Compassionate Care and hosted by the CSU Shiley Haynes Institute for Palliative Care at CSUSM. The webinar is held on the second Wednesday of each month, 12:00pm-1:00pm:

              • July 10, 2024
              • August 14, 2024
              • September 11, 2024
              • October 9, 2024
              • November 13, 2024
              • December 11, 2024

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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What Gives Your Life Meaning Resource Fair returns to the CSUSM campus on Tuesday, April 8, 2025, University Hour!

Join us on the Kellogg Library Plaza for our annual resource fair that asks you to consider what gives your life meaning and who needs to know it, as a way to think about advance planning for future healthcare needs.  What is it that you are living for, and what does it mean to preserve and protect a quality of life that's worth living?  Stop by the resource fair for free pizza and drinks! Learn more about advance care planning, resources for family caregivers, and services available to students and families facing long-term serious illness. Think about what gives your life meaning, think about what's important to you, and learn how to use that knowledge as a basis for advance care planning.

Find out more about the What Gives Your Life Meaning Campaign

What Gives Your Life Meaning? is a campaign that encourages participants and passers-by to think about the things that make our quality of life worth living, and consider these values in the context of advance healthcare planning. Our WGYLM™? Manual provides a step by step guide to planning a campaign on your campus or at your organization.
Learn About WGYLM?

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Save the date for our 7th Annual Professional Palliative Care Conference

Minding the Gaps: Serving the Whole Person Through Palliative Care 

Rediscover how palliative care can serve the whole patient, improving communication and planning between providers, patients, and families.

CSUSM Campus, October 11, 2024

Registration information will be posted soon!

Presented by the San Diego Coalition for Compassionate Care and the CSU Shiley Haynes Institute for Palliative Care at CSUSM.

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

Join the WGLYM® Movement

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Contact Us

(760) 750-4552