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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

  • SAVE THE DATE — 9th Annual Palliative Care Conference
    Mastering Tough Conversations
    Presented by the Vermont Ethics Network in partnership with the Palliative Care & Pain Management Task Force
    June 4, 2018. 8:30am–4pm

    Lake Morey Resort & Conference Center
    Fairlee, VT

    Learn More & Register Printable Brochure
  • Atul Gawande: Massachusetts Is Seeing 'First Signs Of Real Change' In End-Of-Life Planning

    Dr. Atul Gawande—author of Being Mortal—reports on “signs of real change” in advance care planning and conversations about what matters most to people at the end of life.

    Read More & Listen
  • Understanding the new rules for CMS reimbursement for Advance Care Planning (ACP) Conversations

    Changes in Medicare reimbursement policy that went into effect in January 2016 provide an opportunity for more clinicians and patients to engage in conversations about preferences for care at end of life.

    Learn more about how it works
  • 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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