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 - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Dietitians' role in decisions to withhold nutrition and hydration. / Brody, H.; Noel, M. B.

In: Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Vol. 91, No. 5, 1991, p. 580-585.

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