Voluntarily Stopping Eating & Drinking (VSED) Resources

If you are considering VSED, please contact our Clinical Director, Judith Schwarz, PhD, RN at (212) 252-2015 or Judith@eolcny.org. More information about our counseling services can be found here: https://endoflifechoicesny.org/counseling/

Reading

Book: Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking: A Compassionate, Widely-Available Option for Hastening Death. Editors: Judith Schwarz, PhD, RN (EOLCNY Clinical Director); Timothy Quill, MD (EOLCNY Board Member); Paul T. Menzel, PhD; Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD. Click here for more information!

An Overview of Voluntarily Stopping Eating & Drinking. Read it here.

Dementia Directives & VSED. By Dr. Judith Schwarz. Read it here.

Hastening Death by Voluntarily Stopping Eating & Drinking: Why Do Some Consider This Option? Why Should They? What Should They Know Before Proceeding? By Dr. Judith Schwarz. Read it here.

Video

An overview of VSED and the EOLCNY Dementia Directive.


An overview of VSED and the EOLCNY Dementia Directive.


At age 94, Rosemary Bowen hastened her death by voluntarily stopping eating & drinking (VSED) in 2018.

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