Voluntary stopping of eating and drinking: is medical support ethically justified?

BMC Medicine 2017 15:186
Authors: Ralf J. Jox, Isra Black, Gian Domenico Borasio, Johanna Anneser†
“Physician-assisted dying has been the subject of extensive discussion and legislative activity both in Europe and North America. In this context, dying by voluntary stopping of eating and drinking (VSED) is often proposed, and practiced, as an alternative method of self-determined dying, with medical support for VSED being regarded as ethically and legally justified.”
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