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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 Annual Fall Conference
    Registration now open

    October 29, 2014
    Lake Morey Resort and Conference Center
    Fairlee, VT

    Featured Speakers include:
    - J. Andrew Billings, MD: Director of Palliative Care Services at Massachusetts General Hospital
    - Susan Block, MD: Chair of the Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care at Dana-Farber and Brigham and Womens Hospital and Co-Director of the Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care
    - Nathan Goldstein, MD: Associate Professor in the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development and the Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine

    Info & Registration
  • 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
  • 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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