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Exploring a legal and ethical gray area for people with dementia
Date:6/5/2014

g/Publications/HCR/Detail.aspx?id=6877" target="_blank">commentary by Rebecca Dresser calls the proposal "both appealing and unsettling." Dresser, who is Daniel Noyes Kirby Professor of Law and professor of ethics in medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, writes that this use of an advance directive "is appealing because it offers some relief to people seeking to avoid the prolonged decline and extreme incapacity they have witnessed in relatives and friends with advanced dementia," but she cautions that it fails to protect incompetent patients.

A case study with commentaries concerns a 75-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease who, in discussions with her husband, "was adamant about not coming to the point where she would be unable to recognize herself, her husband, or their son and daughter." She made a plan to voluntarily stop eating and drinking on a specific date. "She asked her husband to promise, should she ever waver and request nutrition or hydration, to remind her of the reasons she had chosen for pursuing this path," said the case study. However, after voluntarily stopping eating and drinking, the women asked her caregivers friends and hired professionals for food and drink. While she sometimes exhibited decision-making capacity, she often did not recall having chosen VSED.

The commentaries explore whether health care workers can follow a family member's request to honor their loved one's VSED plan when the patient's advanced dementia makes disciplined voluntary action difficult. The commentaries are written by Ross Fewing, director of ethics at St. Joseph Medical Center in the PeaceHealth System in the Pacific Northwest; Timothy W. Kirk, an assistant professor of philosophy at City University of New York, York College; and Alan Meisel, the Dickie, McCamey and Chilcote Professor of Bioethics and professor of law at the University of Pi
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