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Carol Taylor – What Constitutes Good Care at the End of Life (video)

The National Press Foundation posted this 45-minute webinar with Carol Taylor.  It covers what constitutes good care at the end of life; the ethical discussion around the right to die, including Brittany Maynard and other current cases. 

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I particularly liked her ranking of mechanisms of last resort from least to most controversial (separating VSED from non-voluntary VSED):

  1. Standard pain management
  2. Forgoing life-sustaining treatment
  3. VSED
  4. PSU
  5. Aid in Dying
  6. Non-voluntary VSED
  7. Voluntary Active Euthanasia

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