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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

  • NOW HIRING: PROJECT MANAGER – Vermont Ethics Network
    VEN seeks an experienced Project Manager to drive an exciting and innovative collective impact initiative in Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties. Building on the success of the work in La Crosse, Wisconsin, this project is a grassroots campaign to increase awareness and use of advance directives in the Chittenden and Grand Isle communities.

    More Info
  • Ending Well: Practical Conversations About Preparing for the End Of Life
    August 19–21, 2016
    Unitarian Church, 130 Main Street
    Montpelier, VT


    This event hosted by Michelle Acciavatti, End-of-Life Specialist, is free and open to the public (with a suggested $10 donation) and will be in the Vestry of the Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 130 Main Street Montpelier, VT

    Event Details
  • 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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