Withholding the artificial administration of fluids and food from elderly patients with dementia: ethnographic study.

@article{The2002WithholdingTA,
  title={Withholding the artificial administration of fluids and food from elderly patients with dementia: ethnographic study.},
  author={A M The and Roeline H. R. W. Pasman and Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen and Miel W. Ribbe and Gerrit van der Wal},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2002},
  volume={325 7376},
  pages={1326}
}
OBJECTIVE To clarify the practice of withholding the artificial administration of fluids and food from elderly patients with dementia in nursing homes. DESIGN Qualitative, ethnographic study in two phases. SETTING 10 wards in two nursing homes in the Netherlands. PARTICIPANTS 35 patients with dementia, eight doctors, 43 nurses, and 32 families… CONTINUE READING