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.  The Center is committed to providing an ethical perspective of compassion, respect and justice to ensure that such care is delivered wisely and well.

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Communicating in a Crisis: Skills to Honor the Previously Determined Preferences for Medical Care

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The Center for Ethics would like to share a short presentation titled, "Communicating in a Crisis: Skills to Honor the Previously Determined Preferences for Medical Care", led by Katie Stowers, DO. Katie is the Ronald W. Naito Director in Serous Illness Education and Associate Director of OHSU Center for Ethics.

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CLICK HERE TO VIEW POCKET CARD OF COMMUNICATION TIPS

Healthcare Communication in a Time of Resource Shortage

Communication Strategies during Resource Shortage

The Center for Ethics would like to share a short presentation titled, "Healthcare Communication in a Time of Resource Shortage", led by David Clarke, MD. Dr. Clarke is the Assistant Director of the Center for Ethics in Health Care. 

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Caring for Yourself and Caring for Others During a Disaster/Epidemic

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The Center for Ethics would like to share a short presentation titled, "Caring for Yourself and Caring for Others During a Disaster/Epidemic", led by Susan Hedlund, LCSW, OSW-C. Susan is Director of Patient/Family Support Services at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.

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Center for Ethics Recent Updates

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February 6, 2020: The February 2020 Center for Ethics in Health Care Newsletter is now available.  

January 15, 2020: Dr. David Clarke, Assistant Director with the Center for Ethics in Health Care, and moderator of the Dr. Daniel Labby Senior Clinicians Seminar has just co-authored a book titled, Psychophysiological Disorders: Trauma Informed, Interprofessional Diagnosis and Treatment.

December 12, 2019: The Center for Ethics in Health Care is deeply honored to announce the establishment of the Doris and Mark Storms Chair in Compassionate Communication endowed by the Storms Family Foundation.

The Center for Ethics in Health Care has begun a national recruitment for the inaugural chair.

Ronald W. Naito Directorship and Teachings

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The Center for Ethics in Health Care is honored to announce the Ronald W. Naito Directorship in Serious Illness Education, created through the generosity of Ron Naito, MD ’78.

The Center is also grateful for Dr. Naito's teaching in "A Legacy of Compassion and Wisdom: Ron Naito, MD". Please CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO.