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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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What Gives Your Life Meaning?

Resource Fair: Tuesday, April 18, 2023, U-hour, Kellogg Plaza

Join us in front of Kellogg Library for a free lunch and information on wellness, family caregiving, advance care planning, and resources to help us improve the quality of our lives. Exhibitors typically include the Southern Caregiver Resource Center, the San Diego Coalition for Compassionate Care, and the County of San Diego LiveWell Project. Help us create public art exhibits and take an  opportunity to think about What Gives Your Life Meaning---and Who Needs to Know About It.  

"What Gives Your Life Meaning?" coincides with National Healthcare Decisions Week, recognized every April. The goal of our campaign is to encourage our community members to think and talk with their loved ones about the things that make life worth living, and relate these values to planning for future healthcare needs.  If you ever needed to make medical decisions for a seriously ill loved one, or they had to do the same for you, would either of you know what to do?  Plan to talk about these questions with your family and friends, and be prepared to take care of one another, and direct one another's care. Consider completing an Advance Directive naming someone to make decisions for you, just in case you're incapacitated. For more information, please click here to find links on our website to Advance Care Planning resources.

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Held each year on the CSU San Marcos campus in North San Diego County, this conference enables San Diego area palliative care professionals to meet, expand their networks, share best practices, and learn from one another. Our conference is presented by the San Diego Coalition for Compassionate Care and hosted by the Shiley Haynes Institute for Palliative Care at CSUSM.  Our goal is to promote advance healthcare planning and access to palliative care within our region, by supporting our network of local providers.   Stay tuned for more details and the announcement of this year's conference theme.


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



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:

March 8, 2023: 10am-11am

April 12, 2023: 12pm-1pm

May 10, 2023: 10am-11am

Please sign up here: 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 has 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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(760) 750-4006