News & Events
Lawsuit Highlights State Role in Regulating Regenerative Medicine (Pew Trusts)
New York case is the latest action against unproven stem cell interventions and other ‘treatments’.
VEN Spring Palliative Care Conference: Listening, Language & the Power of Truth-Telling
View speaker slide presentations.
Dax Cowart, Who Suffered for Patients’ Rights, Dies at 71 (New York Times)
“If the same thing were to occur tomorrow, and knowing that I could reach this point, I would still not want to be forced to undergo the pain and agony that I had to undergo to be alive now. I would want that choice to lie entirely with myself and no others.”
Stem Cell Treatments Flourish With Little Evidence That They Work (New York Times)
The F.D.A. has taken an industry-friendly approach toward companies using unproven cell cocktails to treat people desperate for relief from aging or damaged joints.
Community Advance Care Planning Events
Check out these advance care planning related educational events happening around the state this spring.
National Health Care Decisions Day & Vermont Advance Directive Week 2019
April 16th was National Health Care Decisions Day and April 14th – 19th was Vermont Advance Directive Week. Learn about what we accomplished statewide through through a coordinated awareness effort.