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Institute Announces Donald and Darlene Marcos Shiley Scholarship Winners

Apples and BooksPalliative Care Scholarships Awarded to 17 San Diego County Healthcare Professionals

SAN MARCOS, CA – December 3, 2018 – Scholarships totaling more than $25,000 in online palliative care education were recently awarded by The California State University Institute for Palliative Care to 17 healthcare professionals in San Diego County.

The Donald and Darlene Marcos Shiley Scholarships cover the full cost of tuition in any Institute course and are designed to expand and elevate the delivery of palliative care throughout the San Diego region. Made possible through a generous gift from Darlene Marcos Shiley, the scholarship program is now in its fourth year; scholarships are awarded each November in honor of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month.

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2018 Seed Grant Award Winners Announced

Seed Grant WinnerFive academic researchers awarded seed grants by the Gary and Mary West Foundation to advance palliative care research

$50,000 in research funding announced last week by CSU Institute for Palliative Care

SAN DIEGO, CA – October 22, 2018 – Five palliative care researchers from universities across the country have been awarded a total of $50,000 in seed grants for projects aimed at improving care for seniors experiencing serious or life-limiting illness, or strengthening support for family caregivers.

The grants, funded by the Gary and Mary West Foundation, were awarded at the California State University Institute for Palliative Care’s two-day 2018 National Symposium for Academic Palliative Care Education and Research, held Oct. 11-12 in San Diego.

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Palliative Care Clinician Communication Training Available

New Communication Courses for Clinicians

Powerful new online courses designed to improve communication skills for clinicians working with seriously ill patients and families are now available from the California State University for Palliative Care, through a unique partnership with the Institute for Healthcare Communication (IHC).

The self-paced courses are the result of a yearlong collaboration between the two organizations and are focused on strengthening key skills that carry especially high stakes for clinicians and patients. Multiple studies have shown that poor communication in healthcare settings can lead to unnecessary hospital stays, costly malpractice suits, clinician burnout and undue patient and family suffering.

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