OHSU Puhaty Lecture proposes new role for nurses in health care

09/25/12  Portland, Ore.

Renowned nursing educator and author Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D., F.A.A.N., F.R.C.N.,will discuss New Nurses for a New Health Care System at the OHSU School of Nursing Henrietta Doltz Puhaty Annual Lecture.

Holder of two honorary doctorates, Benner is a prolific author and researcher whose work has influence beyond nursing in the areas of clinical practice and clinical ethics. Her book, Expertise in Nursing Practice: Caring, Clinical Judgment and Ethics, co-authored with OHSU School of Nursing Interim Dean Christine Tanner R.N., Ph.D., F.A.A.N., and Catherine Chesla R.N., D.N.Sc, F.A.A.N., has been translated into ten languages.

“It is clear that nurses have an integral role to play in a future defined by significant expansion in access to health care,” said Tanner. “Doctor Benner is a national leader in the conversations defining that role and I am delighted that she has agreed to share her experience and insights with us.”

Event details

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Program begins at 6 p.m.

OHSU Auditorium
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239

Registration: Admission is free and the lecture is open to all.      
Reservations are requested: alumni@ohsu.edu or 503 552-0745
Benner has authored and co-authored 12 other notable books, including From Novice to Expert: Promoting Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing. She is currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Seattle University and a former senior scholar with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. She is also a professor emerita at the University of California School of Nursing and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing.

A reception will precede the November 27 lecture, beginning at 5 p.m.

About the Puhaty Annual Lectureship
Director of the School of Nursing from 1944 to 1956, Henrietta Doltz Puhaty and her family established the endowed lectureship as an opportunity for professional growth and development while fundraising for the school. Puhaty is fondly remembered for her passion for nursing and her many civic contributions to the Portland community.

About OHSU
Oregon Health & Science University is the state’s only academic health and research university. As Portland's largest employer with nearly 14,000 employees, OHSU's size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in the state. OHSU serves patients from every corner of Oregon and is a conduit for learning for more than 4,300 students and trainees. OHSU is the source of more than 200 community outreach programs that bring health and education services to each county in the state.