Futile Nutrition May Be Withdrawn
Bulletin of Medical Ethics 1993 February; (85): 31-34
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Tube Feeding Dilemmas: Can Artificial Nutrition and Hydration Be Legally or Ethically Withheld or Withdrawn? Goodhall, Lesley (1997-02)The incidence of elderly patients receiving long-term artificial nutrition and hydration via a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) feeding tube is increasing. The wisdom of this practice is debatable when poor quality ...