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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
    National Health Care Decisions Day

    April 16, 2015
    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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