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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

TalkVermont Course Announced for December

TalkVermont: Late Goals of Care is a one-day interactive course based on the national Vital Talk program, designed for practitioners who lead serious illness conversations (physicians, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, social workers, nurses, and chaplains) with patients and families.

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End of Life Care Not Just a Topic for Old People (WNIN)

An idea spawned by a community conversation is growing. The University of Southern Indiana recently held its third annual Advance Care Planning Conference.

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Advance Care Planning Volunteer Training Opportunity (Brattleboro)

Brattleboro Area Hospice is offering a training opportunity this fall that enables volunteers to help fellow community members complete advance directives.

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Hospice Volunteer Training Opportunities - Fall 2019

Learn more about hospice volunteer training opportunities across the state.

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October 7 – The 50th Meeting of the NH/VT Ethics Committees | Physician Aid in Dying: The Controversy Continues

Whatever their position on the controversy, health care professionals have an ethical duty to be knowledgeable about this evolving end of life option. Join the NH/VT Ethics Committees as they discuss the ethics of this emotional and sensitive issue.

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