Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Fecha de publicación: 12 March 2018
Autores: John W. Wax MD, Amy W. An MD, Nicole Kosier MD, Timothy E. Quill MD
Background: Voluntary stopping of eating and drinking (VSED) is a deliberate, self‐initiated attempt to hasten death in the setting of suffering refractory to optimal palliative interventions or prolonged dying that a person finds intolerable. Individuals who consider VSED tend to be older, have a serious but not always imminently terminal illness, place a high value on independence, and have significant illness burden.