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Course – Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED): An Overview

Voluntarily Stopping Eating & Drinking (VSED) is an intentional and voluntary choice to stop intake of food and fluids with the goal of hastening death by a decisionally-capable person who suffers from an incurable and progressive, or terminal illness. It has been a traditional means of dying in the home for generations and is often thought of as a ‘natural’ way of dying. While it is rarely a suffering person’s first choice, it often is the only legal means available to patient-controlled dying.

This course provides a clinical and legal overview of VSED, and the End of Life Choices New York's Dementia Directive to document VSED wishes in the case of advanced dementia.

Get 10% off this course March 6-12 with code Mar06. Starting 3/6, click the button below to register with the promo code automatically applied.

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