In the News
In a recent Stanford Radio show hosted by Russ Altman, Ami Bhatt, assistant professor of medicine and genetics, discussed the role of diet and lifestyle play in a healthy microbiome. Atlman is the Kenneth Fong Professor and a professor of bioengineering, of genetics, of medicine and of biomedical data science.
In this third installment of the Demystifying Heart Failure series, Min Joo Kim, graduate student, and Randall Stafford, professor of medicine and director of the Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices, examine heart failure, explain two primary types of heart failure and introduce Mr. F, a heart failure patient.
Stanford Medicine's blog Scope marked a major milestone today: its 10,000th post. A celebratory series featuring leading writers and physicians, including Abraham Verghese, the Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professor, is planned.
In this second installment in the "Demystifying Heart Failure" series, graduate student Min Joo Kim, along with Randall Stafford, professor of medicine and director of the Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices, clarify common myths about heart failure. Fatima Rodriguez, assistant professor of medicine, also contributed to the series.
In the second installment of "Discussing death" series, Stephanie Harman, clinical associate professor of medicine, shares insights from the field of palliative care.
This post is the first in a series examining heart failure written by Min Joo Kim, graduate student, and Randall Stafford.
Advanced Health Care Directive
California law give you the ability to ensure that your health care wishes are known and considered if you become unable to make these decisions yourself. Completing a form called an “Advance Health Care Directive” allows you to do a number of things:
Appoint another person to be your health care “agent”
Delineate your health care wishes, such as:
- Health care instructions, including life support, organ and tissue donation
- Revoke prior directives
A sample form is attached for reference. Acknowledgment before a notary public is not required if two qualified witnesses have signed this Directive in Part 5. In other words this is a free legally binding document.
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