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31st Annual Jonathan J. King Lectureship featuring Dr. Betty Ferrell

The Future of Palliative Care After the Storm

Tuesday, October 5th, 5:30pm Pacific


SCBE In the News

USA Today, 10/29/2021

As Biden vaccine mandates loom, protests for personal freedoms swell. What happens next?

"Across the nation, employers, government officials, health care workers and other Americans are continuing to push back against COVID-19 vaccine mandates, even as the death toll has climbed to more than 740,000 people. With the Biden administration preparing to enforce nationwide vaccine mandates, they are marching in the street in protest, resigning in mass and demonstrating outside government buildings. "

Michelle Mello, JD, PhD, Professor of Law and Medicine at Stanford University, is quoted in this article.

Read more here.

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 Events

SCBE Invited Speaker Seminar feat. Lisa Gruenberg

Book Discussion: My City of Dreams

Tuesday, December 7, 10am-11am PDT

Registration here