Bioethics Blogs

Narrative Symposium: Patient, Family, and Clinician Experiences with Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED)

A symposium that I edited is now available in Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics by
Johns Hopkins University Press (Volume 6, Number 2, Summer 2016).


Narrative Symposium: Patient, Family, and Clinician Experiences with Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED)


Editors’ Note
p. v
James M. DuBois, Ana S. Iltis, Susan G DuBois


Introduction: Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking
pp. 75-77
Thaddeus Mason Pope


Full Collection of Personal Narratives
Narrative Symposium: Patient, Family, and Clinician Experiences with Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED)
pp. 77-107
Carol Douglas, Bill Lukin, Julie Dziedzic, Katherine Hammond, Elizabeth Jose, Bill Jose, Wendy Kohlhase, Adam Marks, Marilyn Mitchell, Phyllis Shacter, Susan Schaffer Elliot Schaffer, and Janet Maelek, Judith Schwarz, Stanley Terman, Gregory Webster, Laurie Ann, David L Brown, Blair Henry


My Life—My Death
pp. 77-78
Carol Douglas, Bill Lukin


The Less, the Better: One Patient’s Journey with VSED
pp. 78-80
Julie Dziedzic–Carroll


Kept Alive—The Enduring Tragedy of Margot Bentley
pp. 80-82
Katherine Hammond


VSED at Home with Hospice: The experiences of a Husband and Daughter 
pp.  82-88
Elizabeth Keller Jose, William S Jose


Voluntary Stopping of Eating and Drinking: A Patient’s Right to Choose or an Act of Suicide?pp. 88-90
Wendy Kohlhase


‘I’d Like to Choose my Own Way:’ VSED in the Non–Terminal Patient
pp. 90-92
Adam Marks


Sam’s Final Story
pp. 92-94
Marilyn Mitchell


Not Here by Choice: My Husband’s Choice About How and When to Die
pp. 94-96
Phyllis Shacter


Life and Death on Her Own Terms
pp. 96-99
Susan Schaffer, Elliott Schaffer, Janet Malek


Sarah’s Second Attempt to Stop Eating and Drinking: Success at Last
pp.

The views, opinions and positions expressed by these authors and blogs are theirs and do not necessarily represent that of the Bioethics Research Library and Kennedy Institute of Ethics or Georgetown University.