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A Holiday Message From The CSU Institute for Palliative Care


Executive Director, Helen McNeal2014 has been an amazing year in palliative care, with such important developments as the IOM Report and the continuing growth of both in-hospital and community-based programs. It has also been an incredible year for the Institute. We have now introduced more than 17 new online courses, trained more than 700 health care professionals across the U.S. and internationally, educated more than 2,000 community members and expanded to include a total of 7 partner CSU campuses in California.

What has made this progress possible? YOU ... your interest, your passion for palliative care, and your commitment to excellent care for your patients and families. You have eagerly enrolled in our new and existing courses. You have given us feedback that lets us continually improve. And, when we came back and asked how our work impacted you and your organizations, you told us that it had made you more confident, helped you launch new programs and restored your passion for your work.

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Christmas From the Institute


Two Palliative Care Champions on List of 30 Most Influential Social Workers


Dr. Karen S. HaynesDr. Angelo McClainThe Social Work Degree Guide recently released their list of the 30 Most Influential Workers Alive Today and we are proud to say that two of those people are very closely tied to the Institute! Learn how CSUSM President, Dr. Karen Haynes and Dr. Angelo McClain, a member of the CSU Institute for Palliative Care’s National Advisory Board ranked on this national list.

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Mental Health Fundamentals in Spiritual Care


Mental Health Fundamentals in Palliative CareDATE: February 2, 2015
LOCATION: Online

Those providing spiritual care in many health care settings are often confronted with challenging situations involving depression, post-traumatic stress, and other forms of mental illness diagnoses. Do you know your roles and responsibilities in these situations? Earn 48 Continuing Education Hours.

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NEW Palliative Care Courses For Health Care Professionals


The Business Case for Palliative Care


The Business Case for Palliative Care
DATE: Open Registration
LOCATION: Online

This self-paced course is designed to orient clinical and administrative leaders to the concepts ...

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Excellence in Interprofessional
Palliative Care Documentation


Excellence in Interprofessional Palliative Care Documentation
DATE: Open Registration
LOCATION: Online

In palliative care, documentation is at the heart of our communications. This course provides quick, ...

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About the CSU Institute for
Palliative Care

The California State University Institute for Palliative Care at Cal State San Marcos (CSUSM) is the first statewide educational and workforce development initiative focused on palliative care. We offer health care professionals the opportunity to enhance their careers by learning more about palliative care.

We educate our communities and health care professionals on the importance and power of palliative care through:

Founded in 2012 by the largest higher-education system in the U.S., the Institute is addressing the growing need for professionals who can help individuals and families managing serious and chronic illnesses achieve quality of life along with quality of care. The Institute is leveraging the CSU’s renowned faculty expertise, its interdisciplinary curriculum, and its role as one of the largest producers of healthcare graduates in California to develop the palliative care workforce needed by 2020.

Leading The Way in
Palliative Care Education


Envisioned to be a state-wide resource and nationally recognized model for serving the educational needs of today’s professionals, students and the public at large, the CSU Institute for Palliative Care will create a template for palliative care education and community engagement that can be adopted by other CSU campuses across the state and at institutions around the country.

We are always looking for opportunities to leverage our resources and expertise with like-minded organizations. Please contact us if we can be of assistance in your efforts to share this important message.


Initial Funding For The Institute Generously Povided by:

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