On Feeding the Dying
Hastings Center Report. 1983 Oct; 13(5): 22.
Callahan, director of the Hastings Center, does not deny the logic of moral arguments for the discontinuation of feeding under some circumstances, but he expresses a "stubborn emotional repugnance" against it. He fears that the withholding of nutrition is one psychological step removed from accepting the withdrawal of respirators, and warns of the danger of attempting to tamper with the most fundamental of human relationships and moral obligations--the giving of nourishment. (KIE abstract)