Coronavirus Update: Ethics Considerations, Guidance and Resources.
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Medical ethics is a field of study that draws from philosophy, law and medicine. There are four core principles in bioethics that define the ethical obligations that health care providers owe to patients. The application of these principles to individual cases can be helpful in resolving difficult questions that arise in health care.Learn More
Palliative care is specialized care that is directed at managing the symptoms of those who are living with serious or advanced illness. It is appropriate for individuals who are seeking treatment for their disease, as well as for those who have shifted their goals to a more comfort-directed plan of care.Learn More
The coronavirus pandemic highlights how much we need to have conversations about end-of-life care.Read Article »
There may be more targeted ways to beat the pandemic.Read Article »
VEN's Spring Conference, "Informed Consent: More Than a Piece of Paper", has been postponed until the fall.Learn More »
How do you convince your cognitively fragile parents to accept support? How hard do you push? There’s no easy answer, but there are steps you can take.Read Article »
Hospice workers encourage conversations about things that want to be said and heard. We create time for families to connect, laugh and cry together. Mostly, we help create a legacy of the resident that will remain with their family.Read Article »
How Americans die has fundamentally changed with advances in medical technology and the ways diseases are treated. For centuries, death commonly occurred in one’s home with care provided by relatives and community members. Yet since the 1960s, the hospital and intensive care unit have become places of passage as people approach the end.Read Article »