/////Geriatrics’ Thompson Lauded For Medical Ethics
Geriatrics’ Thompson Lauded For Medical Ethics 2018-01-05T09:21:05+00:00

March 18, 2008 | A. Reed Thompson, M.D., director of hospice and palliative care in the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatrics, received the Chris Hackler Award for Excellence in Medical Ethics for his compassionate care and ethical treatment of patients.


Thompson’s name will be added to a permanent plaque displayed in the foyer of UAMS Medical Center. He has worked in the field of medical ethics for many years, serving as a small group leader in the M2 Medical Ethics Course since 1994, and on the University Hospital Ethics Committee since 1995.


Thompson, medical director of Arkansas Hospice from1999 to 2007, has taken the lead in developing a palliative care program at UAMS Medical Center and the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System. The program, under his direction, provides care for patients who have far-advanced illnesses for which no curative therapy is being offered. He consults with primary care providers on their patients with far-advanced illnesses and he trains students, residents, fellows and other physicians in end-of-life-care.<O:P>


The Excellence in Medical Ethics Award is named for its first recipient, Chris Hackler, Ph.D. Hackler, founded the division of medical humanities at UAMS more than 25 years ago and continues to serve as its director.


Thompson’s contributions to palliative and hospice care will be recognized at a special tribute dinner April 3 in the Great Hall at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library hosted by Arkansas Hospice.