MedStaff Update: October 2015
Stanford Physician Creates Doctor's Note for End of Life Care
While doctors agree that it is important for them to have end-of-life conversations with their patients, many struggle with these conversations. They are difficult to begin. And often take more time than their schedules allow. The Stanford Letter Project hopes to change that.
Programs Target Physician Wellness
Stanford Health Care is getting a lot of press lately—not just for its research and patient care—but also for what it's doing to support its medical students, residents and physicians to combat burnout and depression.
New Neuroscience Health Center Brings Comprehensive Care under One Roof
Unlike many medical conditions, where treatment often leads to cure, a neurologic disorder can often require lifelong medical care for a long list of symptoms. When a team from Stanford Health Care set out to design a new Neuroscience Health Center, they did so with a full understanding of the special challenges faced by patients with a neurological condition. Every detail of the new center has been built in homage to the patients it will serve.
Patient Safety: A Q&A with New Patient Safety Officer Mitesh Rao, MD
Mitesh Rao, MD, joined Stanford Health Care as its first ever System Patient Safety Officer in September. Dr. Rao came to SHC from Northwestern where he was Director of the Patient Safety Education Program.
Inpatient Perioperative and Interventional Services: Looking into the Future
Featured Guest Contributor: Sam Wald, MD, Associate Chief Medical Officer and Vice President Inpatient Perioperative Services