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Terminal Illness and the Right to Ignorance

In a New York Times piece, Dr. Paul Kalanithi, chief neurosurgical resident at Stanford University, described his ambivalence about asking for his prognosis after being diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer. Continue reading

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The Joshua Hardy Case: Lessons Yet to Learn

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series. For more information, click here. By Hannah Giunta Earlier this month, major news outlets reported the story of 7-year-old Josh Hardy, a current end-stage cancer patient at St. Jude Children’s … Continue reading

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Wharton Center welcomes Abraham Verghese for World View Lecture Series

Abraham Verghese, M.D., renowned physician, best-selling author and professor at Stanford University, has earned accolades in and out of the medical community for his advocacy on behalf of patients. He is widely regarded as having influenced the way modern medical … Continue reading

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