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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 Spring Conference
    When Cure is No Longer Possible: Prognosis, Hope & Professional Responsibility

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014
    Hilton Hotel and Conference Center
    Burlington, Vermont
    Featuring National Palliative Care Experts: David Weissman, MD, FACP & Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH

    Register Online View Brochure
  • The 39th Meeting of the Vermont-New Hampshire Hospital Ethics Committee Network: If the Patient Can’t Decide, Then What?

    Monday, April 7
    Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Auditorium G

    Register Online
  • Full Circle Festival: The Art & Heart of Aging

    April 11–13
    Burlington, VT

    More Info
  • The Wake Up to Dying Project
    An awareness and action campaign that encourages people to think and to talk about dying.

    April 12 & 13
    at the Full Circle Festival
    Burlington, VT

    View Flyer
  • National Health Care Decisions Day (NHDD) and The Governor’s Proclamation on Advance Directives

    Wednesday April 16. 10:15AM
    Governor’s Ceremonial Office at the statehouse
    Montpelier, VT
    Governor Shumlin will deliver his Proclamation on Advance Directives declaring the week of April 13 – 19 Advance Directive Week in Vermont.

    More Information about NHDD
  • 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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