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Jane Lowers

Research student

Lancaster University

Furness Building

LA14YX

Lancaster

Research Interests

Research Topic: Experiences of Caregivers For People Who Hastened Death by Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking

This is a qualitative study comprising interviews with people who had been a caregiver for a patient who had opted to hasten death by voluntarily stopping eating and drinking (VSED). I’m interested in multiple aspects of their experience, including their caregiving duties, what sources of support they and the patient had, their interactions with the patient and other family or caregivers, and their overall feelings about the process of caring for someone through VSED. The interviews will take about 90 minutes and will be done in person if possible.

For more information, contact: j.lowers@lancaster.ac.uk 

This study has been reviewed and approved by the Faculty of Health and Medicine Research Ethics Committee at Lancaster University (Reference Number: FHMREC18020).