Dietitians' role in decisions to withhold nutrition and hydration

H. Brody, M. B. Noel

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Abstract

Decisions to limit nutrition and hydration in irreversibly or terminally ill patients are becoming more frequent in both hospitals and home-care settings. Although clear-cut principles or rules are not always possible, appropriate decisions about any form of life-sustaining treatment, nutrition and hydration included, require conducting a productive moral conversation within the medical management team and/or the institutional ethics committee. In this article, we discuss how dietitians can participate in these medical decisions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)580-585
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Dietetic Association
Volume91
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 29 1991

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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