As recent op-eds suggest, this is an under-discussed means of hastening death.
Hastening Death by Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking: Clinical, Legal, Ethical, Religious and Family Perspectives
Voluntarily stopping eating and drinking (VSED) is one way to assuredly hasten death. Though generally regarded as legal, VSED has not gained nearly as much public or scholarly attention as the physician-assisted dying that is legal in only five states. This interdisciplinary conference will address ethical, legal, clinical, religious, personal, family, and institutional issues posed by VSED, including contexts of hospice and dementia care.
October 14-15, 2016
11.75 General CLE credits pending; Social Work and Nursing credits application pending
Featured Speakers Include:
Margaret Battin, PhD, University of Utah
Norman Cantor, JD, Rutgers University School of Law
Annette E. Clark, JD, Dean,Seattle University School of Law
Amy Freeman, JD, WA State Long Term Care Ombudsman Program Attorney
Linda Ganzini, MD, MPH, Oregon Health Sciences University
Gerri Haynes, RN, BSN, palliative care leader, Seattle
Trudy James, MRE, Multi-Faith Chaplain, Seattle
Anson Laytner, rabbi and author, Seattle
Michael Jaycox, PhD, Theology & Religious Studies, Seattle University
Paul T. Menzel, PhD, Pacific Lutheran University
Thaddeus M. Pope, JD, PhD, Mitchell Hamline Law School
Timothy E. Quill, MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine
Seattle University School of Law, Seattle Journal for Social Justice, University of Washington Philosophy Department, University of Washington Bioethics & Humanities Department, End of Life Choices New York, Harvard University Center for Bioethics, Mitchell-Hamline School of Law, and End of Life Washington
Hastening Death by Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking - 2 Day Conference
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I am looking forward to this conference on VSED. As recent op-eds suggest, this is an under-discussed means of hastening death. ...