A team in a Stanford Biodesign course that pairs computer science students with physicians developed an app designed to prompt end-of-life conversations.
In this essay, which originally appeared in Months to Years, writer Nicole Hardina reflects on caregiving for her partner who was dying of brain cancer.
Withdrawing or withholding invasive medical treatments to keep very ill patients in the ICU comfortable and communicative may not hasten their death.
A new generation of brain cancer patients are working to improve care and connect and support patients using social media and advocacy.
A recent Stanford study found that patients and their health care proxies have divergent opinions on specific health care practices.
Stanford pilot program marries technology and compassion, artificial intelligence and palliative care, so doctors can help patients die on their own terms.
After her older sister died from cancer, 25-year-old Jacqueline Genovese took over care for her children, a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old.
When Kimberly Nichols' father was dying from cancer, they reconnected after many years, leaving her struggling to cope with his loss.
Writer Loren Stephens reflects on her father's death from cancer and on her family's decision to hide the terminal diagnosis from him. This is part of Scope's collaboration with the publication Months to Years.
At a recent seminar hosted by Stanford medical students, hospice physician Gary Pasternak discussed his work and the importance of listening and storytelling.
Cancer survivor Ali Zidel Meyers reflects on joining a cancer writing group and how it helped her and others through their experience.
When gravely ill undocumented immigrants wait to seek health care, they’re less likely to have end-of-life care that follows their wishes.
As Stanford physician Catherine Sonquist Forest, MD, went through her medical training, she hadn't considered the possibility that she would someday provide aid in dying to …
The Friday mid-afternoon session of Stanford Medicine X featured three stories, each meant to jolt attendees out of their everyday thoughts, to prompt them to …
Three years ago, I wrote a story on research showing that most physicians would choose a do-not-resuscitate or "no code" status for themselves if they were terminally …
Much of the story of Paul Kalanithi's death is known, chronicled beautifully in the memoir When Breath Becomes Air and in this Emmy-nominated Stanford Medicine …