CSU SHILEY INSTITUTE FOR
PALLIATIVE CARE AT
CSU SAN MARCOS
Elevating palliative care awareness and education in San Diego County
CSU San Marcos is one of the fastest growing campuses in the 23-campus CSU system and is a model of innovation and community engagement. The CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care at CSUSM shares a campus home with the systemwide Institute, but is focused on creating innovative research, education, and awareness campaigns to elevate palliative care in the local community.LEARN MORE
Meet our Faculty Director
Michael McDuffie, PhD
Faculty Director Michael McDuffie is Associate Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at California State University San Marcos. He specializes in bioethics and clinical ethics, and he also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the CSUSM School of Nursing and for the systemwide CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care.
Unique programs for college students, professionals, caregivers, and the community
The CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care at CSUSM develops and hosts a wide range of programs to build awareness and improve access to palliative care in the San Diego region. The Institute’s signature “What Gives Your Life Meaning” campaign has received widespread acclaim. Held annually, it encourages people over 18 to think about what shapes their quality of life and to complete advanced directives that reflect those values.
“Symposium attendees and presenters are committed to palliative care education and research. Their work and lives inspire me. The keynote, plenary, poster, and breakout presentations all reinforce a commitment to holistic healthcare, with attention to educational and clinical excellence, spirituality, self-care, artistic expression, and/or caregiver support.”
Pamela Kohlbry, RN, PhD, CNL
Director, University Relations and Research
“The Advanced Practice Certificate course is not clinical supervision, but is the closest thing to it that I’ve seen in a curriculum. It combines top-notch case-based learning with the very best clinical mentorship. Anyone who goes through the course and invests in their learning, should be well prepared for the certification exam.”
Tara Schapmire, PhD, MSSW, CSW, OSW-C, FAOSW