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Vermont Ethics Network

Working to increase awareness of ethical issues, values and choices in health and health care.

Medical Decision-Making

Medical Decision-Making

Taking Steps Vermont

There may come a time when you are unable to speak for yourself. The best way to ensure that your wishes are known and honored is to talk with those closest to you and your health care providers about what matters most.

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Medical Ethics

Medical Ethics

Relevant Topics in Bioethics

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.

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Palliative & End-of-Life Care

Palliative & End-of-Life Care

Information for those living with serious illness

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.

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Latest News & Upcoming Events

Presentation Recordings: VEN Fall 2022 Ethics Education Series

The Vermont Ethics Network Fall 2022 Ethics Education Series dives into ethically complex cases and questions to expand your knowledge of bioethics. This series is offered free of charge and recordings of past sessions are now available here. Sessions will be virtual, via Zoom. Once registered, the Zoom information will be sent to you via email.

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EVENT: Montefiore Einstein Online Clinical Ethics Intensive

EINSTEIN CARDOZO BIOETHICS CONSULTATION SKILLS ONLINE INTENSIVE January 9-13, 2023: Course is daily from 9-5 with breaks. Learn bioethics consultation from one of the original services with over 40 years of bioethics consultation expertise!

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New 2022 VT DNR/COLST Form: New Form for Clinician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

On June 1, 2022, the updated VT DNR/COLST form took effect. All new orders should be completed on this form if possible, although orders on previously approved VT DNR/COLST forms remain legal and valid. Learn more about the updated form and best practices for clinicians completing these orders by watching our Information Session video and reviewing the accompanying slide deck.

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