MedStaff Update: June 2016
Stanford Opens Inpatient Hospice Unit on B1
Most patients who enter hospice care can be appropriately cared for at home. But a small group of patients require inpatient nursing and medical care to maintain their symptom control, pain management and comfort. To serve the needs of this unique patient population, Stanford recently opened a dedicated inpatient hospice unit on B1.
SHC Training Ground Helps Create Future Leaders
In much the same way that the Stanford School of Medicine prepares medical school graduates for a career in medicine, so too does Stanford Health Care train a new class of health care administration students each summer to become future leaders of health systems.
Stem Cells Shown Safe, Beneficial for Chronic Stroke Patients
Injecting modified, human, adult stem cells directly into the brains of chronic stroke patients proved not only safe but effective in restoring motor function, according to the findings of a small clinical trial led by Stanford University School of Medicine investigators.
Patient Safety: Lessons Learned
This case study from a near miss event at Stanford illustrates how lack of standardized processes can contribute to an incorrect consent for a chest tube insertion.
Physician Assisted Death: What does the new state law mean for you and your practice?
Featured Guest Contributors: Stephanie M. Harman, MD; David Magnus, MD; Jose R. Maldonado, MD; and VJ Periyakoil, MD, MBBS
Biomedical ethics and palliative care experts discuss in detail how Stanford physicians can comply or opt out of the new California law, the End of Life Option Act.