Implications of the papal allocution on feeding tubes.

@article{Shannon2004ImplicationsOT,
  title={Implications of the papal allocution on feeding tubes.},
  author={Thomas A. Shannon and J. Jackson Walter},
  journal={The Hastings Center report},
  year={2004},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={
          18-20
        }
}
The recent papal allocution To the International Congress on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Vegetative State." Scientific Advances and Ethical Dilemmas has been the occasion for much discussion concerning the use of artificial feeding tubes for nutrition and hydration. Briefly, the Pope stated in the March address that such tubes were "not a medical act" and that their use "always represents a natural means of preserving life" and is part of "normal care." Therefore, their use is to be morally… CONTINUE READING

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