Johns Hopkins University

Capital campaign and summits
For the capital campaigns of the Phoebe R. Berman Bioethics Institute and the School of Nursing and for underwriting two international summits, to be organized by the Berman Bioethics Institute, on models of palliative care for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) patients.

Capital support will be directed to the new space on the medical campus that is being built to accommodate the Bioethics Institute and the School of Nursing, both of which are undergoing expansion.  The two international summits will bring together families affected by DMD and world-renowned experts in palliative care in order to examine institutional and cultural hurdles to implementing palliative care for this population.  The goal of each summit, the first to be held in the U.K. and the second in Greece (both being countries in which exemplary models of care exist), will be to showcase, through media relations and publications, the British care model and ways that palliative care can improve quality of life for DMD patients and their families.

Johns Hopkins University is home to both the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and the Johns Hopkins University Phoebe R. Berman Bioethics Institute.  The School of Nursing was established in 1889 and currently has about 700 students.  The Berman Institute of Bioethics supports research and education to advance the understanding of bioethics.  Its aim is to promote the study of moral aspects of the scholarship and practice of the sciences (biological, behavioral and social); health policy; and medical care.

For information about the summits please click here.

Press release (Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, 05, January 2009).