The MERI Center for Education in Palliative Care at UCSF/Mt Zion

The MERI Center is founded in the belief that, in a life of both blessings and struggles, a central opportunity for us all is to find meaning and our proper place in the Universe. Within our families and society, a core responsibility is to be of service to each other, helping those we love to face living with consciousness and comfort, and dying with peace. 
 
Building on the traditional strengths of cultures around the world and on the modern medical expertise of UCSF, the MERI Center is committed to making good care for people facing serious illness routine. Although we all wish to live lives as long and as happy as possible, inevitably, a healthy society includes normalizing and humanizing the inevitable processes of dying in our community.
 
To build a healing community, the MERI Center works to support patients facing serious illness, to train family and volunteer caregivers, to promote the competence and openness of professional health care teams, and to bring an openness to how our community sees death via the core domains of adult education imparting knowledge, developing skills, and fostering healthy attitudes.

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Event Spotlight:

UCSF MERI Center Community Engagement Meeting

October 21, 2021 3:35 PM - 5:00 PM PDT via Zoom

We invite MERI supporters to join us for a community engagement meeting. Join us for our Community Advisory meeting and hear about our upcoming projects and how you might be able to assist us.


3rd UCSF Virtual Day of Remembering Recording



Poems that Flow Through Us Winter 2021, our first poetic medicine anthology, is a collection of poems written by participants in our poetic medicine workshops: Food For Thought and Loss, Losing, and Loosening.

Poems that Flow Through Us Fall 2020, our first poetic medicine anthology, is a collection of poems written by participants in our poetic medicine workshops: Food For Thought and Loss, Losing, and Loosening.


MERI Center's COVID-19 Resource page: a compilation of resources for the community and providers to learn about COVID-19 and on how to stay sane during this time.  

 



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THANK YOU to the supporters of the MERI Center:
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Core Sponsors: Germanacos Foundation  |  Peter and Lindsay Joost           Key Sponsors: Jean Collier Hurley  |  Janet Martinez  |  Rachel Katz