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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

  • Vermont Ethics Network’s Annual Fall Ethics Conference—Between A Rock & A Hard Place: Ethics Considerations in Mental Health
    Wednesday, November 9, 2016. 8:30am–4pm
    DoubleTree Hotel & Conference Center
    South Burlington, VT

    Liz Szabo - Kaiser Health News
    Elyn Saks, JD, PhD - Author of "The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness"
    Guy Maytal, MD – Medical Director of Ambulatory Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital
    Robert Macauley, MD – Director of Clinical Ethics at University of Vermont Medical Center

    Register Now
  • The 44th Meeting of the New Hampshire-Vermont Hospital Ethics Committee Network—Moral Distress in the Midst of an Opiate Epidemic
    Monday, October 31, 2016. 12pm–4pm
    Auditorium E
    Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
    Lebanon, NH

    NOTE: The Rural Ethics Network will meet from 10–11:30am in Auditorium E. Join us for a discussion about ethics issues and share what’s been happening in your facility!

    More Info Registration
  • 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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