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Forms & Publications

The following publications are available for download.  Publications are in PDF format and require Adobe Reader 9.  If you do not have Adobe Reader, please visit the Adobe site for instructions on how to download the free software.  

Publications are sorted by the following topics of interest:

Palliative Care Information

Palliative Care:  The Relief You Need When You're Experiencing The Symptoms of Serious Illness.  (2009) The National Institute of Nursing Research, (NINR) provides a new easy-to-read brochure, called Palliative Care: The Relief You Need When You're Experiencing the Symptoms of Serious Illness to help you learn more about palliative care. The 14-page brochure tells you how palliative care is different from hospice care, how and when to request palliative care and where to get additional information.

Palliative Care Resource Guide  (2009) The Palliative Care Resource Guide is a brochure of services and programs offered within the Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties of Vermont.

How to Get What You Need in Vermont: A Resource Guide For Those Living with a Chronic or Life-Threatening Condition  (2002) A publication of the Chronic Conditions Information Network of Vermont and New Hampshire. 

Planning Ahead-

Vermont Advance Directives  Access a copy of the Vermont Advance Directives legal form.

COLST Form  Instructions for completing the Clinician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment form.

Legal Guide for the Seriously Ill:  Seven Key Steps to Get Your Affairs in Order  A  comprehensive 50 page manual produced by the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

Making Medical Decisions for Someone Else- A Vermont Handbook- There may be times when you are called upon to make medical decisions for someone else. This resource, created by the Vermont Ethics Network,  is available to answer questions that may arise and to help guide you in this process.

Family Caregivers

The Caregivers Bill of Rills- The Caregiver Bill of Rights is a one page reminder of the nine considerations that play a role in maintaining a healthy emotional state.

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