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Guiding the Hand That Feeds: Caring for the Demented Elderly
The dilemmas confronting physicians and family members when elderly, demented patients refuse to eat are discussed. Lo and Dornbrand outline the arguments for and against tube feeding for those who will neither feed themselves ...
Family Decision Making on Trial: Who Decides for Incompetent Patients?
Two state courts recently have ruled on the issue of who may make decisions about life-sustaining treatment for incompetent patients. In