Artificial Nutrition and Hydration and End-of-Life Decision Making (Copyright © National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization)
Publication Year: 2005
Decisions about the use of artificial nutrition and hydration can cause significant conflict and anguish for patients, families, surrogates and health caregivers of terminally ill, irreversibly ill, or injured patients. This booklet provides important information about the use of artificial nutrition and hydration, how it is given, and some of the legal and ethical issues that may arise.
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