The End-of-Life University has an online interview series that provides valuable resources and inspiration for the end of life.
On October 23, 2013 (1:00 ET), join Dr. Karen Wyatt and her guest Phyllis Shacter, an advocate for natural dying through voluntary stopping of eating and drinking (VSED.)
Phyllis will discuss the story of her husband Alan who made the choice to stop eating and drinking rather than progress into the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
In this interview you will learn:
- Factors that must be considered before making a decision for VSED as a means of dying with dignity
- The role a caregiver must play in this type of decision
- A personal perspective on the process of dying when a choice for VSED has been made
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