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Posted: December 19, 2019

Countdown to National Healthcare Decisions Day 2020 (April 16)

April 16, 2020 is National Healthcare Decisions Day! Please join us in a statewide effort to spread awareness of the importance of advance care planning.

Posted: December 10, 2019

A New Relationship Between Death & Well-Being Is Emerging (Mind Body Green)

More often than not, we only talk about death when we have to—when it’s happening to us or someone we love, or once it’s already happened. But in recent years, we’ve seen the way society thinks about death changing—so much so, that in the year 2020, we expect death to become an integral part of wellness.

Posted: December 10, 2019

A Matter of Heart: A Father’s Reflections on Advance Care Planning (The Conversation Project)

In an article I called, Because I’m a Dad, I explained that having an advance directive is a way of extending my fatherly caring into a future when I will be the object of attention – and emotional distress. So, after filling out the required sections of my advance directive, I added a handwritten message to my wife, daughters and the rest of my family, which says…

Posted: November 8, 2019

Save the Date: New Hospital Ethics Committee Member Training

Please save the date for a New Hospital Ethics Committee Member Training at Dartmouth Hitchcock on March 2, 2020.

Posted: November 5, 2019

VEN Ethics Survey Results

View the results of our Ethics Survey for Vermont & New Hampshire conducted in the summer of 2019.

Posted: October 31, 2019

To Die Well, We Must Talk About Death Before the End of Life (PBS NewsHour)

It’s a simple fact that 100 percent of us will die. Conversations about our future health care and what’s important to us — called advance care planning — have shown distinct benefits.