Terminal cancer patients' wishes and influencing factors toward the provision of artificial nutrition and hydration in Taiwan.

@article{Chiu2004TerminalCP,
  title={Terminal cancer patients' wishes and influencing factors toward the provision of artificial nutrition and hydration in Taiwan.},
  author={T H Chiu and W Hu and Rong-Bin Chuang and Yih-Ru Cheng and Ching-Yu Chen and Susumu Wakai},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  year={2004},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={206-14}
}
Identifying the concerns of terminal cancer patients and respecting their wishes is important in clinical decision-making concerning the provision of artificial nutrition and hydration (ANH). The aim of this study was to discover terminal cancer patients' wishes and determine influencing factors toward the provision of ANH. One hundred and ninety-seven patients with terminal cancer, admitted to a palliative care unit in Taiwan over a two-year period, completed a questionnaire interview, which… CONTINUE READING