This page collects my publications on VSED. These are books and articles. See the separate conference page for slides. See my blog for other commentary on VSED.
Book by Professor Pope
HASTENING DEATH BY VOLUNTARILY STOPPING EATING AND DRINKING: CLINICAL, ETHICAL, AND LEGAL DIMENSIONS (forthcoming Oxford University Press 2020) (with Timothy Quill, Paul Menzel, Judith Schwarz).
Table of Contents
Part I. Contemporaneous VSED 1. Introduction and Case Presentations 2. Clinical Issues and Challenges: How VSED Works 3. Ethical Issues 4. Legal Issues 5. Hospice, Palliative Care, and Institutional Issues
Part II. Advance VSED
6. Introduction and Cases Presentations 7. Clinical Issues and Challenges: How Advance VSED Works 8. Ethical Issues 9. Legal Issues 10. Hospice, Palliative Care, and Institutional Issues
Another book by Professor Pope
I also discuss VSED in THE RIGHT TO DIE: THE LAW OF END-OF-LIFE DECISIONMAKING (3d ed. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business) (with Alan Meisel & Kathy L. Cerminara) (Supp. 2019-2) (link).
Articles by Professor Pope
Stopping Eating and Drinking by Advance Directives (SED by AD) in the ALF and PALTC Setting, 20 JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION (JAMDA) (forthcoming 2019) (with Ladislav Volicer, Karl E. Steinberg, and Stanley A. Terman).
Whether, When and How to Honor Advance VSED Requests for End-Stage Dementia Patients, 19(1) AMERICAN JOURNAL OF BIOETHICS 90-92 (2019).
Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking Is Legal—and Ethical—for Terminally Ill Patients Looking to Hasten Death, ASCO POST (June 25, 2018).
Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking: Clinical, Psychiatric, Ethical and Legal Aspects, 178 JAMA INTERNAL MEDICINE 123-127 (2018) (with Timothy Quill, Linda Ganzini, Bob Truog).
Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED) to Hasten Death: May Clinicians Legally Support Patients to VSED? 15 BMC MEDICINE 187 (Oct. 2017).
Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking, 6(2) NARRATIVE INQUIRY IN BIOETHICS 75-126 (2016) (symposium editor).
Prospective Autonomy and Dementia: Ulysses Contracts for VSED, 12(3) JOURNAL OF BIOETHICAL INQUIRY 389-394 (2015).
Legal Briefing: Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking, 25(1) JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ETHICS 68-80 (2014) (with Amanda West).
Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking: A Legal Treatment Option at the End of Life, 17(2) WIDENER LAW REVIEW 363-428 (2011) (with Lindsey Anderson).