VSED

New Book Release: The VSED Handbook by Kate Christie

Novelist and VRNW member Kate Christie, whose mother Jane used VSED in early 2020 to escape the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease, has released a new book, The VSED Handbook: A Practical Guide to Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking. A combination instructional manual/personal memoir, The VSED Handbook provides detailed instructions for planning and carrying out …

New Book Release: The VSED Handbook by Kate Christie Read More »

Poem by Kate Vredvoogd

The following poem was written by Kate Vredvoogd while being present with and sitting at the bedside of her beloved father, Bruce Vredvoogd, during his 11 day VSED process. Kate is a writer, photographer and teacher of the English language. Her website is www.wanderlustwords.com. My dad is the trickster, the quiet careful listenerwho hears the …

Poem by Kate Vredvoogd Read More »

Is a VSED Webinar in conflict with PeaceHealth’s ethical policies? Not really.

Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED) is becoming a more recognized end-of-life choice, and more patients are choosing to hasten their death by stopping eating and drinking. Typically, they make this choice when they feel that their body is so severely compromised that their quality of life is no longer acceptable. Many patients, afraid of …

Is a VSED Webinar in conflict with PeaceHealth’s ethical policies? Not really. Read More »