IV Hydration in the Terminally Ill: Ritual or Therapy?
Fox, Elizabeth T.
British Journal of Nursing 1996 January 12-25; 5(1): 41-45
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Fox, Elizabeth T. (1996-01-12)The management of dehydration is both a clinical and an ethical problem. Artificial hydration may increase pharyngeal and pulmonary secretions, which causes a choking sensation, nausea and vomiting. Food and fluid have a ...