A study from the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics shows wide variation in how hospitals interpret and implement patients’ end-of-life treatment wishes.
Stanford palliative care physician Winnie Teuteberg, MD, says terminally ill patients often want to discuss their prognosis with their doctors.
Experts from the Stanford Caregiver Center offer help for people doing the sometimes overwhelming work of caring for ill or vulnerable loved ones.
A Stanford-led palliative-care training program is helping critically and chronically ill patients in India get services they need.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Stanford medical student Orly Farber writes about the importance of palliative care and comforting patients in-person when possible.
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 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.
New research by Stanford Medicine clinicians and scientists aims to ensure that doctors know the right words to use in critical conversations.
In this series, three Stanford physicians discuss how Stanford Medicine medical students are learning to navigate difficult conversations.
Zubin Damania, also known as ZDoggMD, presented at Stanford's 29th annual Jonathan J. King Lecture on the topic of connecting with patients.
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 …
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A stage IV cancer patient discusses what it means to live well with serious illness at Stanford Medicine's Jonathan King Lecture series.
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.
At a recent seminar hosted by Stanford medical students, hospice physician Gary Pasternak discussed his work and the importance of listening and storytelling.