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Palliative Care Scholarships Announced

$25,000 in Scholarships Awards Will Be Given Again This Year

The training a professional receives in palliative care makes a difference in many lives… not only in the lives of patients and families touched by that professional, but in the individual who makes the effort to take the course.

Last year, to celebrate National Hospice and Palliative Care month, the California State University Shiley Institute for Palliative Care gave 13 scholarships to Southern California health professionals to take its courses for nurses, social workers and chaplains.

One of the awardees described her course experience this way:

Tina Testimonial“I can’t tell you how happy I am to have completed such an inspiring course. Having the opportunity to hear & discuss these sensitive issues with other experts in the field was so enriching. Sometimes when you are out in the field, you can feel like you are all alone on an island. Being able to share experiences is so powerful.

Anytime that I am able to learn new techniques, skills, experiences is a great day. I feel that because of this course, I will be able to conduct much more meaningful assessments, contribute to ongoing development in program development and also assessment tool creation.

“Sometimes when you are out in the field, you can feel like you are all alone on an island.”

On a personal level, I found that this course helped me to really look within to reassess my own personal self in addition to my professional self. For this, I am most appreciative. I can’t thank you enough for this opportunity.”

– Tina Roth of St. Joseph Health in Anaheim

The CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care Opens Applications for $25,000 in Scholarships

This year, the Institute is pleased to continue these scholarship awards, and is announcing that $25,000 in scholarships for palliative care education are again being made available to Southern California nurses, social workers, and other working professionals. The generosity of Darlene Marcos Shiley Scholarships is providing this support, to strengthen their delivery of palliative care services to their patients and the organization for which they work.

Healthcare Professionals May Now Apply

The Institute extends an invitation to nurses, social workers, and others working and living in Southern California to submit a completed application, able to be completed online. Applicants will be asked to compose an essay describing why they need this education, how they will use it to improve the care delivered to the people they serve, and provide a letter from their supervisor or manager indicating their support. Awards will fund tuition for coursework to be completed in 2017.

All Institute Courses are Eligible for Scholarships

Organizations are encouraged to support staff and providers to apply for any Institute course, such as:

Applications Accepted Now Through The Beginning of December

The application deadline is midnight December 1, 2016.

“The best way to help make palliative care accessible to everyone is to continue to educate our current and future workforce. That’s why the Institute is so grateful to Donald and Darlene Marcos Shiley Scholarships for their continued support of healthcare professionals in Southern California,” stated Helen McNeal, Executive Director of the CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care.

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