Compassion and Solidarity: Enhancing Ethical Medical Care in Oregon and Beyond Lecture Series

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From May - November 2021, this Oregon Health and Science University Center for Ethics in Health Care virtual lecture series, Compassion and Solidarity: Enhancing Ethical Medical Care in Oregon and Beyond, will examine various health care practices through the shared lenses of compassion and solidarity. The goal of this lecture series is to illuminate complex medical topics including: ethics in the end-of-life context, justice and equity in the Pacific Northwest, how to improve health literacy and become a more compassionate communicator, why storytelling can help prevent burnout and make clinical practice more humane, and ways in which grief and trauma can be diminished through friendship and solidarity. This series offers free continuing education credits for CME, NCPD, and SW. 


Upcoming Presentation Spotlight

Shifting the Lens: Storytelling for Solidarity

OHSU School of Medicine's Director of Narrative Medicine, Elizabeth Lahti, MD, will be presenting on how healthcare professionals can develop new ways of listening to stories surrounding illness and wellness, how our own stories show up in professional settings, and how exploring different narratives can help us find solidarity with one another. Read more about Dr. Lahti and this presentation here. 

2021 Lecture Series Schedule

  • Friday, May 21 from 8:00-9:00AM PT - Common Ethical Challenges in End-of-Life Care by Robert Macauley, MD, HEC-C. View the recorded presentation HERE.
  • Friday, June 25 from 8:00-9:00AM PT - "We have nothing left to offer you!": Reflections on the Intersection of Futility and Bias in Clinical Care by Maya Scott, MSW, LICSW. View the recorded presentation HERE.
  • Friday, September 10 from 8:00-9:00AM PT - Health Literacy and Systemic Racism: Addressing Oppression Through Clear Communication by Cliff Coleman, MD, MPH. View the recorded presentation HERE
  • Friday, October 22 from 8:00-9:00AM PT - Shifting the Lens: Storytelling for Solidarity by Elizabeth P. Lahti, MD - Register here.
  • Friday, November 19 from 8:00-9:00AM PT - Grief in a time of Pandemic: How to respond, How to Heal by Susan Hedlund, LCSW, OSW-c, FAOSW and Panel

Past Lecture Series

2020-2021 Oregon Statewide Virtual Lecture Series

This initiative is made possible by grant support from The Kinsman Foundation. 

Learn more about the work of The Kinsman Foundation.