Medical aid in dying for the terminally ill is not an option in Ohio yet, so VSED is one way terminally ill patients can have some control over hastening their death. Though a terminal diagnosis is not needed to attempt VSED, enrolling in hospice care is required.

Death with Dignity – Learn more about VSED and the steps that people must take before attempting to hastening death by voluntarily stopping eating and drinking. The page includes a Tedx Talk video by Phyllis Shacter telling the story of her husband’s choice.