In the News

Scope, 10/09/15
--Anna Deavere Smith explores “crossing the line” of being sick and dying
At the recent Jonathan J. King Lecture series at Stanford, playwright, actress and professor Anna Deavere Smith gave a presentation that examined the “human story of health care.

Stanford News, 10/06/15
--Stanford military affiliates participate in swim challenge
This article highlights the “War Literature and Writing” class taught by Jacqueline Genovese, assistant director of the Stanford Medicine and the Muse Program.

Advance Health Care Information

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.

Ways to Give Gifts

A gift may be made in the form of a check, securities, a bequest, or a complex trust arrangement designed to maximize tax advantages. Checks should be made payable to Stanford University.

For financial donations, please contact the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics at 650-723-5760.


Upcoming Events

April 14, 2016, 5:30pm
MEDICINE and the MUSE: An Arts, Humanities and Medicine Symposium
LKSC Berg Hall
Stanford School of Medicine

Featured Speaker: Anne Lamott
Author of seven novels including: Hard Laughter, Joe Jones, Blue Shoe, All New People, Crooked Little Heart, and Imperfect Birds. She has also written several bestselling books of nonfiction and three collections of autobiographical essays on faith. Lamott has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship, has taught at UC Davis and writing conferences across the country, and has been inducted into the California Hall of Fame.

Past Events

Health Care: The Human Story
Anna Deavere Smith
Playwright - Actor - Professor

25th Annual Jonathan J. King Lectureship
Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 5:30 pm
Li Ka Shing Center: Berg Hall
Stanford School of Medicine

24th Annual Jonathan J. King Lectureship video presentation
Discussing Palliative Care Earlier: 
A Conversation Between Dr. Kalanithi and Dr. Quill

Timothy E. Quill, MD, FACP, FAAHPM 
October 21, 2014