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Voluntary Stopping of Eating and Drinking (VSED) - A LIttle Known End of Life Option

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Name: Voluntary Stopping of Eating and Drinking (VSED) - A LIttle Known End of Life Option
Date: June 27, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
Event Description:
As modern technology prolongs our lives, a life well-lived can often end with a long and painful struggle. Increasingly, there are choices available for end-of-life options that afford greater personal control over the time and manner of death.  A “good death” is more likely when medical practitioners and those supporting the dying person are more informed about these options.
 
The Project EngAGE End of Life Choices Senior Resource Team proudly hosts Elliott and Susan Schaffer for a discussion on the medical, ethical and legal issues involving VSED, Voluntary Stopping of Eating and Drinking - a little known end of life option.  They will share the end of life story of Susan’s mother, Beatrice Belopolsky, a resident of a retirement community in New Jersey.
 
Elliott Schaffer, MD, is a retired geriatrician who was formerly the Medical Director at Martins Run Life Care Community in Media, PA.  Susan Schaffer, JD, is a retired attorney who was formerly Senior Counsel at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals.  
 
Register by: Tue, Jun 25 at 919-245-2015
 
Location:
Passmore Center, 103 Meadowlands Drive, Hillsborough
Date/Time Information:
Thu, Jun 27                                         5 - 7 pm
 
Contact Information:
Orange County Department on Aging Terry Colville, email tcolville@orangecountync.gov , phone 919-245-2016
Fees/Admission:
FREE
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