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Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking as a Viable End of Life Choice: A personal and death doula experience

For those who don’t qualify for medical aid in dying, voluntarily stopping eating and drinking (VSED) is a method for mentally competent persons to hasten the end of life. Join us on Zoom to learn more about how VSED may be an alternative for a dignified death.

We’ll be joined by guest speaker Kate Christie, author of The VSED Handbook, who  will discuss how she helped honor her mother’s wishes to avoid the late stages of  Alzheimer’s disease with VSED. Kate will share her experiences leading up to and including the 10 days it took her mother to die.

Our second speaker, Nancy Simmers, RN, is the Co-Founder of VSED Resources Northwest. Nancy was the compassionate death doula who was instrumental in ensuring that Kate’s mother had a peaceful and dignified death.

You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions of both speakers. This program is free and open to all. Please share this invitation with friends, family, and colleagues.

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Mar 19 2023


Pacific Day Time
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Hemlock Society of San Diego


Hemlock Society of San Diego