Font size:


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

    NOVEMBER 13, 2017. 8:30AM-4PM
    Ethical, Legal & Medical Considerations in the Care of Dementia Patients
    Doubletree Hotel & Conference Center
    Burlington, VT
    Agenda, list of presenters, and downloadable brochure coming soon. Mark your calendars today!

    More Details
  • The 46th Meeting of the NH/VT Ethics Committees:
    Tough Calls at the Bedside
    Challenges & Opportunities in Health Care Decision-Making

    Monday, October 2, 2017. 12–4:15PM
    Auditoria E & F
    Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
    Lebanon, NH

    NOTE: The Vermont Rural Ethics Network will be meeting from 10–11:30am (at DHMC in Auditoria E & F) to discuss Ethics Committee training needs and opportunities. Please join us in advance of the afternoon session.

    More Details & 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

Articles & News

VEN Newsletter