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Posted on May 26, 2020 at 2:08 PM

Lamar Hankins has compiled both a good list of dementia directives and a good list of recommended elements of dementia directives. Many of these include provisions that direct stopping eating and drinking.

In a recently completed invited book manuscript with Tim Quill, Paul Menzel, and Judy Schwarz, we devote six chapters to discussing SED by AD. Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking: A Compassionate, Widely Available Option for Hastening Death.

In addition to including original cases and best practices, we examine SED by AD from clinical, ethical, legal, and institutional perspectives. We also include two appendices of resources for completing an effective AD for SED.

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