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VSED – Hastening Death by Stopping Eating & Drinking

Today, we completed a two-day conference on VSED in Seattle. Compared to aid-in-dying, VSED has been the Cinderella of end-of-life research, largely neglected.


This >200 participant conference is the first anywhere specifically focused on the legal, ethical, medical, religious, and family perspectives on VSED.  Look for a volume of papers from the Seattle Journal of Social Justice.

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