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OHSU Puhaty Lecture proposes new role for nurses in health care

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


Admission is free and the lecture is open to all.
Reservations are requested: 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.

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