“VSED: A Peaceful, Legal Way to Die On Your Own Terms” – Online – Tuesday, February 13, 2024 (2 pm – 3:30 pm central time)
Description: This program will provide information about Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED.) We will examine how, with the proper support, this is a peaceful and comfortable way to hasten death that’s legal in all 50 states and supported by every major world religion.
Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to:
∙ Understand VSED and the parameters under which it is a legal option.
∙ Identify the ways it is different from Medical Aid in Dying and Assisted Dying.
∙ Recognize the ways to support someone through the VSED process.
∙ Understand the importance of planning ahead of utilizing the proper support before making this choice.
∙ Recognize how death doulas, care teams, and loved ones can support clients when they make this informed choice to hasten death through VSED.
The link will be emailed to you before the session. This is available for 1.5 CEUs through the Continuing Education Institute of Illinois. I’d also welcome caregivers, patients, and curious participants. Please join us! Each session also includes an “Ask a Doula” Q&A at the end where I’ll answer all your questions.