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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

  • Registration Now Open: VEN Spring Conference 2015
    On Wednesday, April 29, 2015 the Vermont Ethics Network, in partnership with the Palliative Care and Pain Management Task Force, hosts the 6th Annual Spring Conference, One Size Does Not Fit All: Treatment Decisions for Serious or Advanced Illness. Mark your calendars and register today.

    Online Registration &
    Conference Details
    Printable Brochure &
    Registration Form
  • Vermont-New Hampshire Ethics Committee Network: April Meeting
    New Developments in Surrogate Decision-Making in NH and VT
    Monday, April 6, 2015. 12-4PM
    Auditorium G
    Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
    Lebanon, New Hampshire

    Informational Brochure
  • FRONTLINE Teams with Atul Gawande to Explore Being Mortal
    Tuesday, February 10. 10PM ET on PBS (see local listings)
    Dr. Gawande brings 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.

    Learn More
  • NEW FORM: Appointing a Health Care Agent
    For those people interested in taking a First Step in advance care planning, this form allows you to appoint a health care agent and provide some general guidance about your health care goals.

    View Form
  • 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
  • Physician Assisted Dying: Vermont Passes Patient Choice at the End of Life Bill (Act 39)

    On Monday, May 20, 2013 Vermont became one of only four states in the country that permit physicians to prescribe a lethal dose of medication to patients who have a terminal illness.

    Learn More About Physician Assisted Dying

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