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October 28, 2016 – The Western Washington University Palliative Care Institute hosted Death Happens: Let’s Talk About Your Choices at the Center for Spiritual Living Bellingham. Click to view a video from the event “Family Support Perspectives: VSED (Voluntary Stopping of Eating and Drinking)” presented by Phyllis Shacter.
October 14-15, 2016 – Featured speaker at Hastening Death by Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking: Clinical, Legal, Ethical, Religious, and Family Perspectives at Seattle University School of Law
September 21, 2016 – End of Life Choices: One Local’s Story with Phyllis Shacter as part of the Whatcom YMCA Senior Socials & Speakers Series
September 26, 2015 – “Alzheimer’s: Perspectives, Realities, Choices”. Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship
May 05, 2015 – “Speaking of Dying” film presentation in Bellingham, WA; participated on the panel after the film
April 16, 2015 – “Speaking of Dying” film presentation in Seattle; participated on the panel after the film
February 02, 2015 – Presentation at Skyline At First Hill (Retirement Community)
November 07, 2014 – Featured Speaker at the Washington State End of Life Coalition
October 8, 2014 – Showed TEDx online talk and facilitated discussion at “Art of Death” Conference in Bellingham, WA
Publications and Newspaper Articles
Summer 2016 – Project MUSE, Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics: The National Inquiry of Bioethics (NIB) published an issue that included much information on Voluntary Stopping Eating & Drinking (VSED). You’ll find interesting and useful perspectives in this issue.
Fall 2015 – Letter to the Editor by Phyllis Shacter, fall issue 2015, Tikkun Magazine (scroll to bottom of page), about VSED and her husband’s choice to VSED rather than live into the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease.