The Center for Ethics in Health Care is the foundation for a number of critical programs at OHSU, several of which have become a national model. Each program plays an essential role at OHSU and in the community in creating an environment for teaching, research and patient care that espouses the highest ethical standards.
Ethics Consult Service (ECS). Health care professionals address the challenging ethical issues that confront patients, families and their care team through education, policy development and consultation.
Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment Paradi(POLST). Initiative. This nationally recognized program began in Oregon in 1990 to help honor patient preferences for life-sustaining treatments. m