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Choosing To Die, Right Or Wrong? With Phyllis Shacter (Death Hangout)

The podcast series Death Hangout recently featured Phyllis Shacter on VSED. 

Phyllis is the author of the book, Choosing to Die. The book is a personal story about her journey with her late husband Alan and his choice to die by Voluntarily Stopping Eating & Drinking (VSED).

The reason Alan chose to do this was he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and he wanted to end his life as conscious and organically as possible and to reduce his suffering. The Death Hangout hosts talk with Phyllis about the process, how it impacted Alan and her, and how it has changed how she lives now.

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