The dilemma of withholding or withdrawing nutrition.

Abstract

Recently, societal concerns have developed about the artificial prolongation of dying. Life extension is not always viewed as humanitarian. Artificial nutrition and hydration are seen frequently as necessary comfort measures and not merely life extenders. Now debate is rising about whether or not even these basic life support measures are not merely… (More)

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@article{Wurzbach1990TheDO, title={The dilemma of withholding or withdrawing nutrition.}, author={Mary Ellen Wurzbach}, journal={Image--the journal of nursing scholarship}, year={1990}, volume={22 4}, pages={226-30} }