Tag / artificial nutrition and hydration

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  • To Feed or Not to Feed?

    David Casarett discusses questions about artificial nutrition and hydration.

  • The Case of Jennie M: To Tube Feed or Not

    The Case of Jennie M: To Tube Feed or Not Analysis by Saint Luke’s Hospital Ethical Concerns Committee This committee, consisting of four RNs, two chaplains, two social workers, one dietitian and one librarian, discussed the case of Jennie M. after establishing the medical facts available.

  • Case Study – A Family Divided

    Case Study – A Family Divided A forty-five-year-old man with a three-year history of cardiovascular disease has entered the hospital with a stroke that has paralyzed his right side and caused him to aspirate food of any consistency. His mental status is clouded and there is disagreement as to whether he has decisional capacity. Who…

  • To Feed or Not to Feed?

    That’s the question facing medical professionals and families about the use of artificial nutrition and hydration.