National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization invites interested providers to join the March 2022 Project ECHO session that will delve into the medical-ethical dilemma of VSED (Voluntary Stopping of Eating and Drinking). While VSED remains a person’s choice and is largely an end-of-life alternative, there are complex aspects and perspective to consider when supporting a person and/or family’s choice for VSED.
Hosted on Wednesday, March 23, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT, the free Project ECHO session will offer brief case studies and insights provided by subject matter experts.
- Identify the presence of Voluntarily Stopping of Eating and Drinking (VSED) and the pertinent patient/ assessments necessary
- Describe the roles of the clinician and caregiver(s) who are involved in delivering person-centered care to an individual with VSED.