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dc.creatorSteinbrook, Roberten
dc.creatorLo, Bernarden
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T18:21:19Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T18:21:19Zen
dc.date.created1988-02-04en
dc.date.issued1988-02-04en
dc.identifier10.1056/NEJM198802043180505en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationNew England Journal of Medicine. 1988 Feb 4; 318(5): 286-290.en
dc.identifier.issn0028-4793en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Artificial+Feeding--Solid+Ground,+Not+a+Slippery+Slope&title=New+England+Journal+of+Medicine.+&volume=318&issue=5&pages=286-290&date=1988&au=Steinbrook,+Roberten
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198802043180505en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/729601en
dc.description.abstractThe authors discuss state court decisions and statutes that address the refusal of artificial feeding by competent patients and the withholding of artificial feeding from incompetent patients. These decisions, the AMA's statement on discontinuation of life-prolonging treatment, and similar views by many physicians and ethicists suggest to Steinbrook and Lo an emerging medical, ethical, and legal consensus. Their view is that artificial feeding should be considered a medical intervention rather than routine care; that refusal should be a right of all competent patients; and that withdrawal should be permitted for incompetent patients based on previously expressed wishes. The authors urge physicians to seek advance directives on artificial feeding from patients, discuss the issue with staff, and make alternate arrangements if their views conflict with those of their patients. (KIE abstract)en
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dc.sourceBRL:KIE/26197en
dc.subjectAdvance Directivesen
dc.subjectAllowing to Dieen
dc.subjectArtificial Feedingen
dc.subjectCompetenceen
dc.subjectConscienceen
dc.subjectConsensusen
dc.subjectConsenten
dc.subjectDecision Makingen
dc.subjectEthicistsen
dc.subjectExtraordinary Treatmenten
dc.subjectGovernmenten
dc.subjectHospitalsen
dc.subjectInstitutional Policiesen
dc.subjectLegal Aspectsen
dc.subjectLegal Rightsen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectOrganizational Policiesen
dc.subjectOrganizationsen
dc.subjectPatient Participationen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectPersistent Vegetative Stateen
dc.subjectPhysiciansen
dc.subjectProfessional Organizationsen
dc.subjectRight to Dieen
dc.subjectRightsen
dc.subjectState Governmenten
dc.subjectStatutesen
dc.subjectTerminally Illen
dc.subjectThird Party Consenten
dc.subjectTreatment Refusalen
dc.titleArtificial Feeding--Solid Ground, Not a Slippery Slopeen
dc.provenanceDigital citation created by the National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature at Georgetown University for the BIOETHICSLINE database, part of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics' Bioethics Information Retrieval Project funded by the United States National Library of Medicine.en
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