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Care Coordination Program Training: Medical Decision-Making: An Overview of the Tools, Principles, and Framework for Medical Decisions

December 6, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Session 1 of 2-Part Medical Decision-Making Series

Register Here: Webinar registration | Microsoft Teams


An Overview of the Tools, Principles, and Framework for Medical Decisions, will be an introduction to medical
decision-making and the dilemmas that may come from this process. This session will include a discussion of the advanced care process and will explore the differences between advance directives vs. DNR/SOLST orders. The session will also introduce the roles of surrogate decision-makers and their authority, including health care agents, guardians,
and surrogates.

Materials for Participants:

Vermont Advance Directive Short Form: https://vtethicsnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/AD-VT-Short-Form-with-Combined-RA_Change-Form_July2021-1.pdf

2022 DNR/COLST Form: https://vtethicsnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/FINAL_2022_DNRCOLST_Effective-6.1.22.pdf

Decision-Making & Conversation Tools: https://vtethicsnetwork.org/medical-decision-making/how-to-begin/helpful-tools-for-decision-making


Cindy Bruzzese, MPA, MSB, HEC-C, Executive Director & Clinical Ethicist

Cindy is the Executive Director and Certified Clinical Ethicist at the Vermont Ethics Network (VEN). She earned her BA from Colby College in Waterville, ME, Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Vermont, Masters in Clinical Ethics (MSB) from Clarkson University & the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, and holds a certificate in bioethics with a specialization in health policy and law from Union Graduate College & the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai. In addition to her role at VEN, Cindy works part-time at the University of Vermont Medical Center as a clinical ethicist, chairs the Ethics Committee for the State of Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living (DAIL), co-chairs the Central Vermont Medical Center Ethics Committee and directs the Statewide Task Force on Palliative Care. She is the 2020 recipient of the Madison-Deane Award for Excellence in End-of-Life Care.  A native Vermonter, Cindy lives in central Vermont with her husband, children, black lab, horse and miniature donkey.

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December 6, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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