Stuart Farber M.D., UW professor, Department of Family Medicine and adjunct professor, Department of Bioethics and Humanities. He is the founding director…
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Patient Care Philosophy
I have devoted my academic career to caring for patients and families with serious illness. My goal is to understand each person's unique narrative (story) and the values and meaning their story creates for them. I then act as a guide to assure each patient and family receives care that is respectful and consistent with their values and provides the best quality of life consistent with the clinical situation. This approach is often called "narrative medicine" or "whole patient care."
Spending time with my wife, children, and grandchildren, music, reading and being in nature.
Palliative care; end-of-life care; geriatrics; symptom management; narrative medicine.
Developing and measuring the outcomes of system-wide palliative care programs; developing and measuring the effectiveness of palliative care educational programs for student clinicians and practicing clinicians.
|Univ. of Washington, School of Medicine||Medical education||1974
|Medical College of Wisconsin Medical Center||Internship||
|Medical College of Wisconsin Medical Center||Residency||
|American Board of Family Medicine||Hospice and Palliative Medicine||2008
|American Board of Family Medicine||Family Medicine||1977