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dc.creatorSandman, Larsen
dc.creatorBolmsjö, Ingrid Ågrenen
dc.creatorWestergren, Alberten
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T23:15:52Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-08T23:15:52Zen
dc.date.created2008-03en
dc.date.issued2008-03en
dc.identifierdoi:10.1177/0969733007086013en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationNursing Ethics 2008 March; 15(2): 147-159en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/958652en
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=Ethical+considerations+of+refusing+nutrition+after+stroke&title=Nursing+Ethics+&volume=15&issue=2&date=2008-03&au=Sandman,+Lars;+Bolmsjö,+Ingrid+Ågren;+Westergren,+Alberten
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0969733007086013en
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this article is to analyse and discuss the ethically problematic conflict raised by patients with stroke who refuse nutritional treatment. In analysing this conflict, the focus is on four different aspects: (1) Is nutritional treatment biologically necessary? (2) If necessary, is the reason for refusal a functional disability, lack of appetite or motivation, misunderstanding of the situation or a genuine conflict of values? (3) If the latter, what values are involved in the conflict? (4) How should we deal with the different kinds of refusal of nutritional treatment? We argue that patients' autonomy should be respected as far as possible, while also considering that those who have suffered a stroke might re-evaluate their life as a result of a beneficial prognosis. However, if patients persist with their refusal, health care professionals should force nutritional treatment only when it is clear that the patients will re-evaluate their future life.en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceeweb:314766en
dc.subjectAutonomyen
dc.subjectDisabilityen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectHealth Careen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectMotivationen
dc.subjectNutritionen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectPrognosisen
dc.subjectValuesen
dc.subject.classificationValue / Quality of Lifeen
dc.subject.classificationProlongation of Life and Euthanasiaen
dc.subject.classificationRight to Refuse Treatmenten
dc.subject.classificationHealth Care for Particular Diseases or Groupsen
dc.titleEthical Considerations of Refusing Nutrition After Strokeen
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