Palliative care education that accelerates your success
Advance your career with convenient, online coursework and evidence-based instruction. Health professionals looking to further their careers and organizations looking to develop their teams choose CSU Shiley Haynes Institute for Palliative Care. We offer exceptional CE and CME training guided by California State University’s best practices for adult learning.EXPLORE OUR COURSES
Palliative Pain Management Must Include Mitigation of Opioid Misuse
For hospice and palliative care clinicians, pain management is an essential responsibility in managing the symptoms of serious illnesses. But the unabated tragedy of prescription opioid misuse and overdoses requires close attention. Incorporating mitigating approaches into palliative care training is critical.LEARN MORE
The Expanding Role of PAs in Serious Illness and Palliative Care
Few physician assistants are working in palliative or hospice care. But this is changing. PAs are in high demand, and having a palliative care skill set offers them a significant advantage.LEARN MORE
Hospital at Home and Palliative Care: How Should They Work Together?
Interest in the hospital at home concept has gained momentum as health systems, the Veterans Administration, and managed care organizations are testing the approach for treating seriously ill adults in a more familiar and comfortable setting.LEARN MORE
POLST Comes of Age, Moves Toward Greater Standardization
In recent years, Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) has become almost a routine part of the health care system, and it continues to spread and become standardized as more states work to ensure portability, across settings and state lines, through electronic registries.LEARN MORE
CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care Renamed to Honor President Emerita Karen Haynes
On July 13, the California State University Board of Trustees voted and approved renaming the CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care as the CSU Shiley Haynes Institute for Palliative Care, honoring Karen Haynes, President Emerita of CSU San Marcos.LEARN MORE
Can Policy Help to Expand Advance Care Planning?
As the world re-emerges from the coronavirus pandemic, health care advocates work to remove barriers to advance care planning, expand completions of advance directives, and ensure interoperability for advance directives in electronic health records (EHRs).LEARN MORE
Gender Questions Challenge Hospice and Palliative Professionals to Come Down on the Side of Inclusivity
Hospice and palliative care nurses play an important role in understanding the care needs of LGBT patients, honoring their journey, and promoting awareness and inclusivity within the inter-disciplinary team.LEARN MORE
Respect for Direct Care Workers in Hospice Care
For hospices and home health agencies, home health aides are vital members of the care team. But in other models of home and community-based care, their roles may be less clear. Offering them meaningful career development opportunities can go a long way in helping to address disparities in palliative care.LEARN MORE
San Diego Physician Awarded Institute’s 2021 Doris A. Howell Award
A palliative care physician, educator, and leader whose work has helped to expand access to pediatric palliative care for seriously ill children across the San Diego region has been named the 2021 recipient of the CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care Doris A. Howell, MD, Award for Advancing Palliative Care.LEARN MORE
Community Health Workers Offer Access to Underserved Groups
Before COVID hit, Resolution Care Network – a telemedicine palliative care service in Eureka, Calif. – employed community health workers (CHWs) as an extension of its interdisciplinary palliative care team. They were the agency’s feet on the ground, its eyes and ears in the field, said CEO Michael Fratkin, MD.LEARN MORE
PA Certificate in Palliative and Serious Illness Care
Learn evidence-based approaches essential to primary palliative care, including communication, advance care planning, prognostication, assessing, and treating common physical symptoms of serious illnesses, care at the end of life, and more.LEARN MORE
Physician Assistants Pursue Larger Roles in Hospice and Palliative Care
The role of PAs in hospice and palliative care has been advancing over the past several years and is poised to keep growing, a great step in expanding access to palliative care to people who need it.LEARN MORE
Healing Through Art
Learn how creative self-expression promotes healing and how to guide others in art activities that help them ease anxiety, process grief, and build resilience.LEARN MORE
Unlike other palliative care career development programs that are either expensive in-person fellowships or short surface-level online courses, our programs are different. Our instructor-led courses rival the depth, richness, and rigor of in-person clinical training with the accessibility, flexibility, and convenience of online learning. Our interactive self-paced courses are full of evidence-based strategies you can immediately apply to your practice. Earn CE and CME credits, sharpen your skills, and advance your career from wherever you are.
Helping health professionals achieve
Find the learning path that’s right for you. We offer nearly 200 CE/CME online courses in palliative care and care management, with additional courses added periodically. Our courses and certificate programs apply to a variety of disciplines and areas of study. Whether you’re looking to improve serious-illness care or pursue hospice and palliative care certification, you’ve come to the right place to advance your career.LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR OFFERINGS
Helping organizations succeed
We partner with healthcare organizations of all sizes to identify their strategic goals, so we can create customized education programs that meet quality metrics and desired outcomes with the overall goal of improving patient satisfaction and boosting staff resilience.LEARN MORE
Learning that fits your lifestyle
We understand that adding a training course to your already busy life can be challenging. We offer two convenient learning formats. Choose from interactive self-paced courses you can complete on your own schedule or in-depth instructor-led programs with small-group discussions and expert clinician guidance—all backed by the academic standards of California State University.LEARN MORE
Powerful skill building.
Our students and alumni consistently praise the value of our education and recommend it to their peers. We’re proud of our record of success.
Alumni met professional development goals
“I am so pleased to support a program that will ultimately benefit others the way I have been personally helped. My late husband’s experience with hospice and palliative care made me realize how specialized and important the field of palliative care is today and the growing need for such care in the future.”