OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

OSU to host forum on Measure 51

10/30/1997

CORVALLIS - Issues involving end-of-life decisions and Measure 51 will be the focus of a community forum this Saturday, Nov. 1, at Oregon State University.

The event, "Medical and Ethical Dilemmas at the End-of-Life: A Community Forum on Measure 51," will begin at 9 a.m. in Memorial Union Room 105. It is free and open to the public.

Featured speakers will be Jennifer Wright, a Corvallis attorney; Jackie Stankey, patient care coordinator for Benton Hospice Service; Lora Ouellette, who chairs the ethics committee for Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis; and Courtney Campbell, director of OSU's Program for Ethics, Science and the Environment.

The professionals will discuss medical cases that illustrate medical and ethical dilemmas for caregivers at the end of life, Campbell said. After the panelists speak, the audience will be able to engage in a discussion of these cases, and of issues relating to Measures 51 and 16.

The forum is sponsored by OSU's Department of Philosophy and the Program for Ethics, Science and the Environment.