Patient refusal of nutrition and hydration: Walking the ever-finer line

@article{Byock1995PatientRO,
  title={Patient refusal of nutrition and hydration: Walking the ever-finer line},
  author={I. Byock},
  journal={American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={12},
  pages={13 - 8}
}
  • I. Byock
  • Published 1995
  • Medicine
  • American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • In the midst of an increasingly heateddebateover physician-assistedsuicide(PAS) anotheroption availableto patientswho are determinedto endtheir livesis receiving seriousattention—theconsciousrefusalof nutrition andhydration.Patient refusalof nutrition andhydration (PRNH) is hardly new, indeed, virtually all hospiceclinicians rememberpeoplewhocametoapoint in their illness when theycould be describedas having“lost their will to live” and who recognizedthat continuedeatingand drinking was… CONTINUE READING
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