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Edwards Legacy

Dr. Miles J. Edwards

Dr. Miles J. Edwards Chair in Professionalism and Comfort Care

A few weeks before his death in 2006, Ethics Center faculty member Miles Edwards, M.D. was asked how he wanted to spend his remaining days.  His simple answer was that he would like to continue teaching.  And so he did.  Drawing from his own final illness, he taught some of his most compelling lessons about patient care. The Miles J. Edwards Chair in Professionalism and Comfort Care has been created in tribute to this extraordinary physician and teacher, honoring his powerful legacy through innovative teaching that promotes skillful and compassionate caring of patients nearing the end of life..