Pandemic highlights importance of planning for future health care decisions

Alonzo Osche

National Healthcare Decisions Day, a day devoted to educating the public about the importance of advance care planning, is Friday, April 16.

Though we at the Vermont Ethics Network spend all year stressing the importance of planning ahead for future health care decisions, we take this annual opportunity to make a public statement encouraging Vermonters to make their future health care wishes known. Once again, Governor Phil Scott has joined us in acknowledging the importance of advance care planning through a Governor’s Proclamation declaring April 11-17 Advance Directive Week in Vermont.

The past year has highlighted that there are no

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