Lori Eckel, LCSW

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My Specialties:

Palliative Medicine

My Areas of Focus:

Palliative Care


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About Me:

Lori has worked with Legacy since 1999 to support the needs of patients, families and staff in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. She loves working as part of a team and believes every patient and their family member(s) are at the center of the team. Lori brings compassion, curiosity, authenticity and values the connection between body, mind and spirit as she creates safe space to explore strengths and challenges in health and wellness. She is likes supporting others who feel "stuck" to see new possibilities and options in their lives no matter the circumstances. She serves on the Ethics Committee for Legacy Health and provides training, education and consultation locally and nationally on topics related to ethics, palliative care and end of life. She serves on the Board of Directors of SWHPN (Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network) and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Social Work in End of Life and Palliative Care.

Training: She received her BA from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, her Masters degree (MSW) from Portland State University and she completed her Advanced Palliative Care Training from Smith School of Social Work and NYU Silver School of Social Work. Lori has also completed training in Clinical Ethics from University of Washington.
Certification: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Advanced Hospice and Palliative Care Social Worker (APHSW-C) Healthcare Ethics Consultant (HEC-C)
Year I Started Practice: 1999
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, Legacy Silverton Medical Center
Publication: Oxford Press

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