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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of the American Dietetic Association|
|State||Published - May 29 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Food Science
- Nutrition and Dietetics