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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
  • Taking Steps Vermont—A Stepwise Approach to Advance Care Planning
    Sudden accident or illness can happen to anyone at any time. Who will speak for your when it matters most?

    Take your first step and have conversations with your friends and family about what matters most to you and appoint a health care agent.
    learn more about Vermont’s Taking Steps Initiative

  • 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 Watch the FRONTLINE Documentary

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