In the News
In the fourth post in the series A Skeptical Look at Popular Diets, Randall Stafford, professor of medicine and director of the Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices, along with Christopher Gardner, the Rehnborg Farquhar Professor and a professor of medicine, examines pros and cons of a ketogenic diet.
Facebook continues to refine its efforts to identify and help people who may be considering self-harm, but experts have found transparency and ethical problems with the social media platform’s latest tools and guidelines. David Magnus, the Thomas A. Raffin Professor and director of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, is quoted in this story.
Traditional medical ethics are being challenged by developments such as AI. Danton Char, assistant professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine, is mentioned here.
In the third piece in the series A Skeptical Look at Popular Diets, Randall Stafford, professor of medicine and director of the Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices, along with Christopher Gardner, the Rehnborg Farquhar Professor and a professor of medicine, point out the pros and cons of a vegetarian diet.
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
A sample form is attached 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.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 12:15 - 1:30pm
Li Ka Shing Center, Rm 120
Topic: Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love
Medicine & the Muse Program (Click here to learn more)
Friday, March 1, 2019, 7:30pm
A Conversation with Krista Tippett and Laurel Braitman || On Being Wise
Nourse Theater, San Francisco
Info and tickets available here.
Ways to Give Gifts
A gift may be made in the form of a check, securities, a bequest, or a complex trust arrangement designed to maximize tax advantages. Checks should be made payable to Stanford University.
For financial donations, please contact the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics at