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In our new End of Life Options — Conversations with Judy
(aka "Ask Judy") article, Judy discusses advance directives to stop eating and drinking.
Here's an excerpt:
"It is now well known that an adult with decision-making capacity has the right to decide to forgo oral intake with the intended goal of hastening death... But what if someone wants to direct their future care for if/when they lose decision-making capacity? Individuals who are concerned about how they will be treated once they lose decision-making capacity (including whether hand-feeding occurs) are well advised to prepare for that possibility while they retain capacity."