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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

    April 16–22

    Governor Scott has issued a Proclamation declaring April 16–22nd Advance Directive Week in Vermont. Join us and others across the state in having conversations about making future health care decisions known to your family, friends and health care providers. Share your wishes and complete your advance directive. Your decisions matter!

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  • 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

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  • 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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