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Supporting Your Patients Who Choose VSED

Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking

Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 5:30pm on ZOOM

This 2-hour webinar will examine this process as an end-of-life choice, exploring moral, medical and legal issues that arise for patients, and their families and providers. Although this webinar is intended primarily for those in the medical field, we welcome community participation. 

2 Category 1 CME* credits

Learning Objectives:

After this education, learners should be able to:

  1. Define VSED and processes involved, including specific implementation steps recommended for providers.

  2. Describe moral, ethical and legal questions surrounding this choice.

  3. Explain appropriate referral processes.



This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements of the Washington State Medical Association through the joint providership of PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, Western Washington University and Northwest Washington Medical Society. PeaceHealth St. Joseph is accredited by the WSMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for up to 2 hours of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

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Founded in 1889, the society has grown from eight Whatcom County doctors to 338 physicians in San Juan and Whatcom counties combined.  Celebrating 131 years, the society has functioned as a promoter of public health in the 1930-1940s to educational philanthropists in the 1940-1950s.  Since the 1970s the society has sent legislative delegates to Olympia.   

As a non-profit professional association we provide free referral services to the community, professional and educational support to our local physicians and participation in community projects that support the local health and well-being all of people living in this part of the Pacific Northwest.

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