Stanford physician Samuel LeBaron discusses his book, which covers death and how to prepare for and receive end-of-life care.
Category: Palliative Care
In darkness, loneliness, Stanford Medicine chaplains bring peace, strength and hope
Stanford chaplains help patients, patient families and hospital staff impacted by COVID-19 fulfill their spiritual needs.
Reimagining palliative care learning during a pandemic
In response to the pandemic, one determined Stanford Medicine team built on its online expertise to reimagine palliative care learning.
Hospitals’ DNR orders are increasingly complex and varied
A study from the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics shows wide variation in how hospitals interpret and implement patients’ end-of-life treatment wishes.
A digital approach to end-of-life planning
A team in a Stanford Biodesign course that pairs computer science students with physicians developed an app designed to prompt end-of-life conversations.
Dying patients want honesty from their doctors, expert says
Stanford palliative care physician Winnie Teuteberg, MD, says terminally ill patients often want to discuss their prognosis with their doctors.
Message to family caregivers: There’s help, even during COVID-19
Experts from the Stanford Caregiver Center offer help for people doing the sometimes overwhelming work of caring for ill or vulnerable loved ones.
Palliative care training project helps improve, expand services in India
A Stanford-led palliative-care training program is helping critically and chronically ill patients in India get services they need.
I miss the hospital — and comforting patients in person
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Stanford medical student Orly Farber writes about the importance of palliative care and comforting patients in-person when possible.
Five years later: Lucy Kalanithi on loss, grief and love
Stanford physician Lucy Kalanithi opens up about loss, grief and love for her neurosurgeon husband, Paul, five years after his death from lung cancer.
Advance care planning: The importance of expressing your medical wishes
Advance care planning allows people to reflect on what is important to them, and what care they'd want if they become critically ill, says Stanford physician Grant Smith.
Why words matter so much in critical doctor-patient conversations
New research by Stanford Medicine clinicians and scientists aims to ensure that doctors know the right words to use in critical conversations.
Discussing death: Teaching clinicians how to broach tough topics with patients
In this series, three Stanford physicians discuss how Stanford Medicine medical students are learning to navigate difficult conversations.
Health care remixed: ZDoggMD presents at Stanford
Zubin Damania, also known as ZDoggMD, presented at Stanford's 29th annual Jonathan J. King Lecture on the topic of connecting with patients.
Discussing death: A palliative care specialist on the importance of talking about priorities
A pervasive myth in medicine is that doctors shouldn't talk about death with their patients. But Stephanie Harman, MD, knows better. During her first week of …
Discussing death: A trauma surgeon’s perspective on talking about death with patients and their families
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