UCSF MERI Center for Education in Palliative Care

UCSF MERI Center for Education in Palliative Care

San Francisco, CA
415 509 8645

UCSF MERI Center for Education in Palliative Care

We are here to reimagine...

how to be of service, within our families and society, to each other, helping those we love to face living with consciousness and comfort, and dying with peace, and how to make good care for people facing serious illness routine.

Our Story

The UCSF MERI CENTER is dedicated to providing an infrastructure for palliative care in the context of routine medical care. Our goal is to recognize and ensure that patients' wishes for their medical care are both known and honored, as we support them and their caregivers in coping with serious illness. Palliative Care seeks to provide support to people with serious illness at any stage of dise...
The UCSF MERI CENTER is dedicated to providing an infrastructure for palliative care in the context of routine medical care. Our goal is to recognize and ensure that patients' wishes for their medical care are both known and honored, as we support them and their caregivers in coping with serious illness. Palliative Care seeks to provide support to people with serious illness at any stage of disease, whether their suffering is physical, emotional or spiritual. This is in concert with whatever medical treatments a person is pursuing. Palliative Care provides pain and symptom management, all the while focusing on the “whole person” and providing a safe space in which to explore the essential questions that face people who are facing mortality: What gives my life meaning? What matters most?
The UCSF MERI CENTER is dedicated to providing an infrastructure for palliative care in the context of routine medical care. Our goal is to recognize and ensure that patients' wishes for their medical care are both known and honored, as we support them and their caregivers in coping with serious illness. Palliative Care seeks to provide support to people with serious illness at any stage of disease, whether their suffering is physical, emotional or spiritual. This is in concert with whatever medical treatments a person is pursuing. Palliative Care provides pain and symptom management, all the while focusing on the “whole person” and providing a safe space in which to explore the essential questions that face people who are facing mortality: What gives my life meaning? What matters most?

Upcoming Reimagine events

Creating Space

Food for Thought: A Poetic Medicine Event

A 90 minute reading of poetry written and read by participants of the UCSF MERI Center's poetic medicine workshops during the pandemic. Hear what resonated for us during these difficult times.
Fri. November 20
Zoom
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Free

Loss, Losing, & Loosening: Grief & Healing through Poetry

In this free, 60 minute course, we will use poem-making to examine our grief and to find healing in our creativity. Join this community to find support in our collective grief.
Tue. November 03
Zoom
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Loss, Losing, & Loosening: Grief & Healing through Poetry

In this free, 60 minute course, we will use poem-making to examine our grief and to find healing in our creativity. Join this community to find support in our collective grief.
Tue. November 17
Zoom
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Loss, Losing, & Loosening: Grief & Healing through Poetry

In this free, 60 minute course, we will use poem-making to examine our grief and to find healing in our creativity. Join this community to find support in our collective grief.
Tue. November 10
Zoom
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Loss, Losing, & Loosening: Grief & Healing through Poetry

In this free, 60 minute course, we will use poem-making to examine our grief and to find healing in our creativity. Join this community to find support in our collective grief.
Tue. November 24
Zoom
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Food for Thought: Poetry Cafe

In this 60 min, free workshop, we use poetry and poem making to connect with ourselves and others during these challenging times. Join a supportive community to share what resonates with you.
Fri. November 13
Zoom
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Food for Thought: Poetry Cafe

In this 60 min, free workshop, we use poetry and poem making to connect with ourselves and others during these challenging times. Join a supportive community to share what resonates with you.
Fri. December 04
Zoom
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Food for Thought: Poetry Cafe

In this 60 min, free workshop, we use poetry and poem making to connect with ourselves and others during these challenging times. Join a supportive community to share what resonates with you.
Fri. November 06
Zoom
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Food for Thought: Poetry Cafe

In this 60 min, free workshop, we use poetry and poem making to connect with ourselves and others during these challenging times. Join a supportive community to share what resonates with you.
Fri. October 30
Zoom
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM