Upcoming Events

Free upcoming events offered by Stanford Palliative Care Health Education, Engagement, and Promotion program

Thursday, December 14th Noon-1pm PST (Part 1)

Thursday, December 21st Noon-1pm PST (Part 2)

What's Right For You? A 2-Part Vitual Advance Health Care Planning Workshop

"Advance care planning" is the term to describe the conversations and processes involved in making what is more commonly known as a "living will" or "advance health care directive."  In this workshop format, we'll talk about what's right for you and those close to you.  Whether you are a person living with a serious illness, a caregiver of a loved one, or the healthiest you have ever been, having some form of a care plan in the event you are unable to speak for yourself, is important for providing you and your family with the comfort and confidence knowing that your wishes will be honored no matter what happens. 

Come learn about the questions you should be asking yourself, your doctors, and your loved ones.  You may even leave with an advance care plan completed.

Part I: We will define and describe advance health care planning and provide a 4-step plan to help you get jump started on thinking about the questions you should be considering.

Part II: We will come back together to review an advance directive and provide time for discussion and questions.

*This event is free and open to all.

Tuesday, February 6th at 12:00 PM

Living Your Best Life: How Palliative Care Can Improve Your Quality of Life


Having a difficult illness can affect your life in many ways. Join us for this event to find out what you can do to manage the impact your illness has on your life. At this event, Stanford palliative care doctor, Grant Smith, MD, will share ways to live your best life using a holistic, person-centered approach. Dr. Smith will talk about physical symptoms as well as emotional and spiritual well-being. You’ll also learn about the medical specialty, called palliative care, and how it can give you an extra level of support and improve your quality of life.


* This event is free and open to all.