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The CSU Institute for Palliative Care is dedicated to raising public awareness of palliative care in San Diego, California and beyond. Our goal is to help seriously or chronically ill individuals, their families and friends recognize palliative care as a means to alleviate suffering and maximize their quality of life.
If you are a professional working in palliative care, click here to learn more.
What is Palliative Care?
Palliative care improves the quality of life for patients and families facing serious or chronic illness — whatever the diagnosis or prognosis. A palliative approach adds an extra layer of support by addressing the physical, emotional, psychosocial and spiritual concerns associated with serious and chronic conditions.
The CSU Institute, through its partner CSU campuses, is active throughout California. Click the area below that is closest to you to find out what’s going on near you:
Hear From Actual Participants
Our mobile society sometimes makes caregiving a challenge. Yet, there are proven techniques and resources available to those caring for loved ones across town or across the country. This self-paced course teaches individual caregivers and professional caregivers considerations around legal care and personal care. It provides insights into how to prioritize a visit, useful resources, and innovative solutions to common problems when caring for a loved one at a distance. *Since this is a self-paced course, you can register at any time. You will receive your login within 3 business days.
The staff at the CSU Institute for Palliative Care have amassed a list of resources that can be useful to patients and loved ones
- ADVANCE DECISION-MAKING TOOLS
- ALZHEIMER’S RESOURCES
- BEREAVEMENT GROUPS
- HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESOURCES
- HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE RESOURCES
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