OHSU Center for Ethics in Health Care

Integrating the science of healthcare with the art of compassion.


OHSU Center for Ethics in Health Care

Integrating the science of healthcare with the art of compassion.

Never before has so much been possible through the wonders of modern medicine.

And never before has it been so critical to bring to these spectacular cures and hopeful possibilities an ethical perspective of compassion, respect and justice to ensure that such care is delivered wisely and well.

Since 1989 the OHSU Center for Ethics in Health Care has partnered with practitioners of all health professions regionally and nationally to be a leading voice for compassionate health care.


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What's New!

Fellowship in Interprofessional Health Care Ethics, Year II Projects and Mentors Selected

The Class of 2014 embarks on their final year of the
fellowship program, lead by Fellowship Director,
Barbara Glidewell. Barbara is actively working
independently with each fellow, g
uiding them as they
develop their focus project
and cultivating an enriching
learning experience with their mentors. The Center
proudly recognizes the opportunity to train its future
leaders in health care ethics, Rie Kimura, DMD, MSW
Debbie Lamberger, MPA, Maureen McCarthy, MPH, RD,
Wes McMahan, RN, CCRN
and Berklee Robins, MD

2014 to Mark 25th Anniversary for Center for Ethics in Health Care

In 1989, Susan W. Tolle, MD, Michael Garland, DScRel,
Virginia Tilden, RN, DNSc, and Gary Chiodo, DMD opened the doors wide open, exemplifying the
interprofessional approach of the Center's work. With the generosity and talent from the Center's founders, supporters and volunteers, we celebrate 25 years of dedication in helping guide the mission of the Center for Ethics in Health Care.

Upcoming Events

2014 Kinsman Conference

Ethics, Difficult Conversations and Palliative Care: New tools for integrating human values into future healthcare
May 1-2, 2014

Workshop Objectives here

The Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center

Registration required

Contact Information

Oregon Health & Science University
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Mailcode: UHN-86
Portland, Oregon 97239-3098
Phone: (503) 494-4466
Fax: (503) 494-1260