Honing the Emerging Right to Stop Eating and Drinking
6 Pages Posted: 4 Dec 2016
Date Written: November 15, 2016
Some medical patients facing fatal or serious degenerative conditions seek to hasten their demise by voluntarily stopping eating and drinking (VSED). This short piece explains why and when there is a "right" to follow that fatal course despite lurking overtones of suicide. The piece also compares the status of stricken medical patients with that of otherwise healthy people who undertake a terminal fasting process.
Keywords: VSED, suicide, hungerstrike
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