2018 Goldman-Berland Lectureship in Palliative Medicine

This lectureship is sponsored by Providence Center for Health Care Ethics in honor of two Providence St. Vincent Medical Center physicians, Robert Goldman, M.D. and John Berland, M.D.

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Featured speaker:

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Douglas B. White, M.D., MAS

Dr. White is Vice Chair and UPMC Professor of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He holds the UPMC Endowed Chair for Ethics in Critical Care Medicine and directs the University’s Program on Ethics and Decision Making in Critical Illness.

Dr. White graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1995 with a degree in English Literature. He received his medical degree from University of California, San Francisco and completed a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at UCSF. While at UCSF, he also completed a Master’s degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics and a fellowship in Bioethics.

Dr. White is an internationally-recognized expert on end-of-life decision making for patients with acute life-threatening illness. He has published more than 100 peer reviewed research articles and has received numerous awards for his scholarship.

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(NOTE: Online viewing will be available post-presentations. Please note that there will be no live-streaming available. When presentations are available for viewing, a link will be sent to those who have registered.)


Questions: Please contact Patty Goss at or call 503-216-1906.

Donations to support this lectureship are gratefully accepted through Providence St. Vincent Medical Foundation.


Continuing education credit:

These events meet the criteria for 1.8 nursing contact hours. Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Department of Nursing, 9205 SW Barnes Road, Portland, Oregon, is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP8693. Providence Portland Medical Center designates these live educational activities for a maximum of 1.0—1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in these activities. Providence Portland Medical Center is accredited by the Oregon Medical Association to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.