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  • Narrative Symposium:Patient, Family, and Clinician Experiences with Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED)
  • 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, and Blair Henry
  • • My Life—My Death

  • • The Less, the Better: One Patient’s Journey with VSED

  • • Kept Alive—The Enduring Tragedy of Margot Bentley

  • • VSED at Home with Hospice: The experiences of a Husband and Daughter

  • • Voluntary Stopping of Eating and Drinking: A Patient’s Right to Choose or an Act of Suicide?

  • • ‘I’d Like to Choose my Own Way:’ VSED in the Non–Terminal Patient

  • • Sam’s Final Story

  • • Not Here by Choice: My Husband’s Choice About How and When to Die

  • • Life and Death on Her Own Terms

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

  • • To Live Long Enough to Warm the Hearts of Others: Reflections on Informing my Patient about a Peaceful Way to Die

  • • The Deacon’s Mom Wants to Die.

  • • Mom’s VSED Journey

  • • She Never Met a Stranger—Death is No Stranger

  • • Hunger Games



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pp. 77-107
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