Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics
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Congrats to Dr. Mildred Cho for winning the inaugural Bernard Lo, MD Award
Mildred Cho, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Stanford University, has been named the recipient of The Greenwall Foundation’s inaugural Bernard Lo, MD Award in Bioethics.
The Lo Award recognizes Prof. Cho for excellence in bioethics mentorship and for going above and beyond to support and guide rising bioethics professionals.
SCBE In the News
Stephanie Harman, MD, clinical associate professor of primary care and population health, once found herself torn between the humanities and the sciences. Though she ultimately opted to pursue a career in medicine, she continues to use literature and the arts to inform her approach to patient care.
“With literature and the arts, there is something about the different ways to express human experience that I think keeps our hearts and minds, or at least my heart and mind, open to what people go through with illness,” Dr. Harman told the podcast “The Doctor’s Art.”
Compassion, empathy, a patient- and human- centered perspective, and a genuine respect for diverse forms of expression are some of the themes reflected in Harman’s words and her work, as clinical associate professor of primary care and precision health (PCPH) and co-founder of Stanford’s palliative care program.
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
The sample form is above 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.
Select "Centers, Institutes and More," then "Other Designation (specify below)" then type in "Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics."
Upcoming SCBE Seminar
"Black Feminism, Bioethics, and Carcerality: Exploring Informed Consent and Structural Violence to Understand Prisons as Eugenic Institutions"
Dr. Jennifer James, PhD
Date: Tuesday, May 10th, 2022
Time: 10am-11am PT