Vision, Mission, Values


The OHSU Center for Ethics in Health Care envisions health care that is compassionate, just and respectful.


To improve the health care of our community by serving as a resource for ethics education, professionalism and compassionate communication in health care.


  • Integrity
  • Dignity and respect for persons
  • Justice
  • Moral courage


  • Collaboration among health care professionals
  • Empowerment of the patient
  • Inclusivity and diversity across campus
  • Compassionate communication

Conflict of interest

The founders established that the Center be unencumbered by funding from the health care industry or other commercial interests. To assure the independent voice and the promise made by the founding faculty, any and all gifts, grants and donations to programs administered or housed in the Center are held to this high standard. The relationships created by gifts and donations from individuals and organizations must avoid any real or perceived conflicts of interest.

Center for Ethics in Health Care Conflict of Interest Policy

Strategic plan

The Center for Ethics in Health Care monitors its directions, goals, and resources to plan for the next phase of growth for the Center. In 2016, a careful review of the Center's plan was undertaken by leadership. The revisions made are a map to continue the vision, mission, values, and aspirations of the Center for Ethics in Health Care.

Center for Ethics in Health Care Strategic Plan 2017-2019