Initiatives

Stanford Presence 5

With initial funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and under the co-leadership of Donna Zulman MD and Abraham Verghese, MD, our goal is to develop the Stanford Presence 5.


Presence – CASBS Fellowship

New in 2017–18, a fellowship with the Stanford Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) will support one fellow who will be engaged in nudging forward the strategic focus of Presence.

Applicants who can articulate how their fellowship will contribute to the Presence mission and strategic direction.



New Courses in Design Thinking for Presence impact

This course partners with IDEO to bring design thinking to address the challenges of diagnostic error in medicine. 



Evidence Based Psycho-Social Factors in Health with Stanford's Mind Body Lab


Presence-Biomedical Ontology Fellow - applications open



Innovative Health Care Leaders Program - Presence - GSB Partnership

Innovation. Leadership. Resilience. Today’s successful health care leaders must demonstrate all three. In this extraordinary one-week program, you’ll learn how design thinking and personal leadership skills can help you develop innovative solutions to the specific challenges facing health care leaders — from improving patient care and prioritizing physician wellness to developing negotiation skills and anticipating health care reform.


Stanford Medicine 25 

Dr. Verghese and team originally created Stanford Medicine 25 to teach thorough physical examination skills to our trainees. Over the years, this desire to teach Presence at the bedside has evolved into a global movement which includes Stanford based training, our annual Symposium, training videos with global reach, and more. The 2015 IOM Report showcased the impact of S25 and a 2015 paper reconfirmed the need for Presence in order to reduce medical errors.


Symposium


Society of Bedside Medicine


 Diversity, Access, Equity

Anecdotal evidence indicates the lack of presence in the medical encounter impacts those who lack privilege the most.   When the system or individuals delivering healthcare are not or cannot be present to address the needs of the patient and their framilies (family and friends), the privileged demand it and receive it. Those who lack privilege typically do not question authority and pay the heaviest price when concerns or questions remain unspoken due to inadequate self-advocacy.


Cybergrant Winter 2015

The mission of the Stanford Cyber Initiative is to produce research and frame debates on the future of cyber-social systems.


MD Wellness

Funding pilots and partnering with colleagues in WellMD Research Team.

 



FRAMILY (Friends and Family) Role and Empowerment

The caregivers in a patients world include their friends and family. This "framily" is currently an untapped gold mine for the medical system to proactively and productively engage for better patient outcomes. Presence is incubating research to better understand what works and how best to leverage it.


 

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