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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

  • Thursday, June 4, 2015
    The Hospice and Palliative Care Council of Vermont's 24th Annual Conference
    The Last Dance: Integrating Ethics into Hospice and Palliative Care

    Lake Morey Resort & Conference Center
    Fairlee, VT

    Keynote Presentation - Behind Frenemy Lines: Improving the Crucial Relationship Between Ethics and Palliative Care
    By Robert Macauley, MD, MDiv, MFA

    Printable Brochure &
    Registration Form
  • 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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