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, 2014Register Online View Brochure
Hilton Hotel and Conference Center
Featuring National Palliative Care Experts: David Weissman, MD, FACP & Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH
The 39th Meeting of the Vermont-New Hampshire Hospital Ethics Committee Network: If the Patient Can’t Decide, Then What?
Monday, April 7Register Online
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Auditorium G
Full Circle Festival: The Art & Heart of Aging
April 11–13More Info
The Wake Up to Dying Project
An awareness and action campaign that encourages people to think and to talk about dying.
April 12 & 13View Flyer
at the Full Circle Festival
National Health Care Decisions Day (NHDD) and The Governor’s Proclamation on Advance Directives
Wednesday April 16. 10:15AMMore Information about NHDD
Governor’s Ceremonial Office at the statehouse
Governor Shumlin will deliver his Proclamation on Advance Directives declaring the week of April 13 – 19 Advance Directive Week in Vermont.
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
- March 5, 2014: National Public Radio -- The Town Where Everyone Talks About Death, by Chana Joffe-Walt
- February 22, 2014: The New York Times Sunday Review -- When Doctors Need to Lie, by Sandeep Jauhar
- February 7, 2014: The New York Times -- 'Aid in Dying' Movement Takes Hold in Some States, by Erik Eckholm