PCV co-sponsors Act 39
How would you react when your dearest friend who is dying of cancer, decides to hasten death and asks you to be present at the end of their life?
Haybarn Theater, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT
June 22 - July 2, 2023
A stage play by: Rob Mermin
Directed by: Monica Callan
Produced by and starring: Donny Osman
Associate Producer and co-star: J.T. Turner
with Maren Langdon Spillane and Dominic Spillane
Music by: Johnnie Day Durand
Today we mark the seventh anniversary of Vermont’s End-of-Life Choice Law (Act 39).
The signing ceremony was the culmination of many years of work.
Diana Barnard MD and Jaina Clough MD spoke to a standing-room-only crowd on the topic of “Act 39, MAID in Vermont: A Clinician Update” at UVM Medical Center’s Davis Auditorium on February 28. 2020.
We are pleased to share information with Vermonters in the Montpelier region at a free educational discussion about medical aid in dying co-hosted with Capital City Grange.
Betsy Walkerman, President of Patient Choices Vermont will present "Your Options, Your Autonomy at End of Life" from 5 - 6 PM on Saturday, February 1. Please join us at this informative opportunity.
Learn about Medical Aid in Dying (MAID) at a panel discussion at 5 PM on Tuesday, January 28 at the University of Vermont’s Medical Education Pavilion, Larner Classroom, Room 100.
Join us in Castleton, Vermont on December 3
We are pleased to help publicize this upcoming event hosted by The Northeast Kingdom Palliative Care Initiative.
Patient Choices Vermont (PCV) will be among the exhibitors at Age Well's Senior Day on Tuesday, August 27.
We encourage you to visit with us on this special day of the annual Champlain Valley Fair, an event which typically welcomes more than 300 Vermont seniors to enjoy a luncheon (now sold out), live music, and all-day access to the fairgrounds. Adults age 50 or older will save $3 off their admission ticket with I.D. at the gate – Valid only on Senior Day.
Today we are recognizing National Healthcare Decisions Day, intended to empower and inspire people to prepare or review their advance directives. An advance directive, sometimes called a living will, is a legal document that outlines your health care preferences in the event that you become unable to make or communicate those choices. As part of the document, you choose a person, your “health care agent,” who will advocate for you during times when you so not have decision-making capacity.
We frequently receive questions about advance care planning and Act 39 (Medical Aid in Dying) in the context of dementia or severe cognitive decline. People ask us whether they can direct the use of medical aid in dying in advance, specifically in the case of dementia. The short answer is no. However there are steps you can take to help avoid prolonged life with severe dementia.
Hosted by Wishbone Collective and Patient Choices Vermont