In the News


Scope, 11/05/19

--The slow medicine of literature: Scope@10,000

Jacqueline Genovese, executive director of the Medicine & the Muse Program, reflects on a dinner and discussion series called LitMed that lets Stanford physicians experience the "slow medicine of literature."


Imperial College London, 11/04/19

--Interview: Abraham Verghese on transforming medical education

In this Q&A, Abraham Verghese, the Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professor, and vice chair for the theory and practice of medicine, shares his thoughts on medical education and the importance of the ‘human touch’ in doctor-patient relationships.

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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.

Upcoming Events

"Reclaiming the Legacy of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross"
December 2nd, 2019
Berg Hall, Li Ka Shing Center

Biomedical Ethics Seminars
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Ian Sabroe, MBBS, BSc, AKC, PhD, FRCP
Professor of Inflammation Biology
Co-Director, Medical Humanities Sheffield
Topic: TBA

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