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.

Center News

Mary Denise Smith RN, MS, CNS Receives the Silver Hammer Award 

Molly Osborne MD, PhD Receives 2015 William A. Nelson Award 

Dr. Phyllis Beemsterboer Receives 2016 Faculty Senate Award

Dr. Jansen's research in the news

Lynn Jansen, PhD: Dispositional Optimism and Therapeutic Expectations in Early-Phase Oncology Trials

Portland Business Journal: How OHSU plans to make health care more compassionate

The Program in Compassionate Communication: A Sea Change in Humanizing Health Care

Susan Tolle, M.D. on KATU's AM Northwest discussing POLST

New video: Living with Life Threatening Illness Elective

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