Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED)

Medical aid in dying for the terminally ill is not an option in Ohio yet, so Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking (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 highly recommended.


This 2021 book is written by the experts on the subject:

Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking, A Compassionate, Widely-Available and Option for Hastening Death

Edited by Timothy E. Quill, Paul T. Menzel, Thaddeus Pope, and Judith K. Schwarz


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.