Journals Higher Education



Published: 10 August 2021

312 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190080730

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Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking

A Compassionate, Widely-Available Option for Hastening Death

Edited by Timothy E. Quill, Paul T. Menzel, Thaddeus Pope, and Judith K. Schwarz

  • Describes a practical way for a seriously ill patient to hasten their death without breaking the law
  • Explores the clinical, ethical, legal, and policy questions that arise from the option of voluntarily stopping eating and drinking (VSED), through contributions from medical, legal, and bioethics experts
  • Presents a detailed and highly accessible discussion of VSED, including eight real cases, that will appeal to the public as well as to medical, legal, and bioethics scholars
  • Can reassure many seriously ill patients who worry about the prospect of unacceptable suffering or deterioration at the end of life

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