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The Vermont Ethics Network website contains information and resources on advance directives, health care decision making, and current topics related to health care ethics, end-of-life care, palliative care and pain management.

News & Events

  • REGISTER NOW – Spring Palliative Care Conference
    Perspectives at End-of-Life: Suffering, Consciousness & the Power of a Patient's Narrative
    By the Vermont Ethics Network in partnership with the Palliative Care & Pain Management Task Force
    Monday, May 22, 2017
    Lake Morey Resort and Conference Center

    Register Online More Info & Printable Registration
  • National Health Care Decisions Day (NHDD) - A Week Long Celebration
    April 16-21
    Talk with family, friends and your health care provider, and complete your advance directive. Your decisions matter!

    April 18th. Governor's Proclamation for Advance
    Directives declaring April 16–21 Advance Directive
    Week in Vermont.

    • Check out what's happening in Brattleboro
    Listen to a VPR Commentary on Advance Directives by Vangie Holvino, Brattleboro Area Hospice (BAH) hospice volunteer and board member
    • Check out what’s happening in Newport/Orleans
    • Customize a flyer and host your own event
    Large flyer template | Small flyer template
  • TAKING STEPS – An Advance Care Planning Initiative
    Advance Care Planning is for Everyone! In times of critical illness or injury when individuals have lost their decision making capacity, there is nothing more valuable than having an advance directive to guide your family and healthcare team.

    Take this opportunity to begin the conversation and plan for your future health care needs. Start Now!

    Take your FIRST STEP in the advance care planning process and appoint a health care agent.
  • FRONTLINE Teams with Atul Gawande to Explore Being Mortal
    On February 10, 2015 Dr. Gawande brought his personal journey—and the stories of his patients and their families—to life, challenging us all to reexamine how we think about death and dying.

    Watch the PBS Documentary
  • Going Your Way

    According to a new End-of-Life Guide from consumer reports, a good death can be hard to achieve without advance planning.

    Read More
    at Consumer Reports

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