The Madeline Brill Nelson Speaker Series in Ethics Education began in 2008 and is made possible through the generosity of the late Madeline Brill Nelson. The series brings national health care ethics leaders to OHSU to help train students and practicing professionals through scholarly discussion of emerging ethical issues in healthcare. Dr. Lynn A. Jansen leads the series planning, working to recruit national leaders to join the OHSU campus for a few days.
Through Madeline's (affectionately known as 'Maddie') passion to make the world a better place, she dedicated herself to countless causes within the community. Propelled by her rare gift for seeing and understanding need, Madeline was the very first donor to step forward to support the Center for Ethics in Health Care at OHSU when it was still but a dream in the eyes of its founders. So wholeheartedly did she grasp its potential and believe in its mission that she fell easily into the role of quiet pioneer - a role, it turns out, that comes quite naturally to her, inspired by the legacy of her father, Dr. Isidor C. Brill. When asked once to describe her father, Madeline offered the following words. "Dedicated. Always trying to heal. Quiet. Happy to help and serve. Visionary." As it happens, such phrases also perfectly describe Madeline herself. But, modest as she is, she would be the last to realize it.
2019 Madeline Brill Nelson Speaker Series in Ethics Education
The 2019 Madeline Brill Nelson Speaker Series in Ethics Education joins the OHSU Department of Medicine Grand Rounds.
Title: Doing Better Together: Communication and Serious Illness
1. Discuss the current climate and pitfalls in the care of individuals living with serious illness.
2. Identify skills to improve outcomes for individuals living with serious illness.
3. Describe our role in improving care for individuals living with serious illness.
Speakers: Anthony Back, M.D. and Katie Stowers, D.O.
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019