Vision, Mission, Values

Center for Ethics in Health Care, caring, interprofessionalism and multi-cultural


The OHSU Center for Ethics in Health Care envisions health care that is compassionate, just and respectful for the people of Oregon and across the nation.


  • Combine the ethical perspectives of health care professionals, patients and families to improve teaching, research, and clinical consultation in patient care and health policy.
  • Provide statewide leadership in identifying and addressing ethical issues in healthcare.
  • Serve as a resource for teaching about professional responsibility and health care ethics principles.
  • Advocate for institutional and public policies that promote ethical goals in health care services and systems.


In health care delivery, education and research, we value:

  • Respect for persons
  • Beneficent health care
  • Justice
  • Responsible stewardship
  • Diversity of people and ideas