In this article, you’ll read that Jerome Medalie has an advance directive stating that he wants to be able to have his health agent make certain that he is not fed when he can no longer feed himself. It’s unfortunate, but it’s very unclear as to whether this will be upheld in the future based on someone’s Health Directive that is written in the past when they are mentally competent.… Read More
Mr. Rudolph, 92, suffered severe pain from spinal stenosis and had a permanent catheter. Mrs. Rudolph, 90, was immobile. Both suffered from the onset of dementia, and they consulted with Compassion & Choices about V.S.E.D.
When Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph said they wanted to VSED in the facility they were living in, the facility said they would not allow this.… Read More
The second conference on VSED is happening on April 9th, 2017 in North Carolina. The first national conference on VSED occurred this past October at Seattle University. It was a huge success and it was very much appreciated by the community. It opened up a lot of conversation. I’m glad to see that another conference planned so soon.… Read More
Someone contacted me because they are the advocate for a loved one who has decided to VSED. They asked for a list of care giving supplies to have on hand to facilitate the process and keep their loved one comfortable. One of my colleagues, who was a caregiver for Alan, put this list together. These are the items we assembled before Alan started.… Read More