San Francisco State University
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DATE: March 3, 2016
LOCATION: San Francisco State University LIBRARY 121
Explore the questions people living with life-threatening or chronic illnesses face when hoping to maintain quality of life, or when starting to prepare for end of life. In this panel presentation, hear the perspectives from local experts in the fields of Palliative and End-of-life Care. For healthcare professionals, students in all healthcare related fields, and anyone who wants more understanding about Palliative Care, this panel presentation will answer those questions and more.
In November 2015: The Institute Faculty Director of SFSU hosted a community dialog on “Diversity and Care: Understanding and Preparing for Later Life.” This seminar included speakers from both the campus and broader diverse community addressing some of the issues involved in care provision and preparations for later life. The invitation was for campus and community members — those previously, currently, or expecting to provide care and those interested in preparing for later life and end of life care.
Institute Faculty Director – Brian de Vries, Ph.D.
Brian de Vries, Ph.D., is a professor of gerontology at San Francisco State University with adjunct appointments at Simon Fraser University (in Vancouver, BC) as well as the University of Alberta (in Edmonton). He received his doctorate in life-span developmental psychology from the University of British Columbia in 1988 and was a post-doctoral fellow at both Simon Fraser University in Vancouver and the University of Southern California.
He is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and past Board member of the American Society on Aging (ASA) and co-Chair of the LGBT Aging Issues Network constituent group. Dr. de Vries served on the Institute of Medicine’s Board on the Health of Select Populations Committee producing the recently released book: The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding. Dr. de Vries is former editor of Sexuality Research and Social Policy (2007-2011) and a former associate editor of The International Journal of Aging and Human Development (2000-2006). He has served as guest editor of Omega: Journal of Death and Dying (1997 and 2004) and as a guest co-editor of Generations (2001) and the Journal of Homosexuality (2013-14).
In addition, he has edited five books, including Kinship Bereavement in Later Life (1997), End of Life Issues (1999), Narrative Gerontology (2001), Gay and Lesbian Aging (2004) and Community-Based Research in LGBT Aging (2015); he has authored or co-authored over 90 journal articles, book chapters and professional publications; he has given over 100 presentations to professional audiences on the social and psychological well-being of midlife and older LGBT persons, bereavement, and life stories. With colleagues, he has recently been awarded a multi-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to study minority stress among same-sex couples.
Contact us: Faculty Director, Dr. Brian de Vries can be reached at 415-338-3559 or firstname.lastname@example.org
San Francisco State University
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San Francisco, CA 94132