Coronavirus Update: Ethics Considerations, Guidance and Resources.
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The coronavirus pandemic highlights how much we need to have conversations about end-of-life care.
There may be more targeted ways to beat the pandemic.
VEN’s Spring Conference, “Informed Consent: More Than a Piece of Paper”, has been postponed until the fall.
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.
Between shopping, baking, decorating and travel, the holiday season can overwhelm anyone, but if you are caring for someone with dementia, the odds are high you’ll find yourself crying in the bathroom at some point.
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.
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.
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.
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.
View the results of our Ethics Survey for Vermont & New Hampshire conducted in the summer of 2019.
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.