artificial nutrition and hydration


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artificial nutrition and hydration

A term defined in the context of end-of-life decisions in the UK, as the constellation of techniques (such as the use of nasogastric tubes, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy/“gastric PEG”, subcutaneous hydration, or intravenous cannula) which provide nutrition and hydration to a patient with difficulty in taking fluids or food orally. A distinction is generally made between such "artificial" means and "oral" nutrition and hydration where food or drink is given by mouth; the latter is regarded as part of nursing care.
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have done a significant service by providing the reader with the medical, legal, theological, and magisterial materials necessary to formulate a position on the significance of the prudential teaching offered in John Paul II's 2004 allocution and the CDF response to the American bishops on the obligation to use artificial nutrition and hydration to prolong life.
What can be done is to intervene with artificial nutrition and hydration to maintain the physiological process and to prevent death.
So the presumption is in favor of artificial nutrition and hydration.
For many families, the toughest decision is whether to use artificial nutrition and hydration (tube feeding) when someone is dying.
In 2007, her consultant, Dr Jenny Thomas, told Tudor and the family that Diane's artificial nutrition and hydration could be withdrawn, which would lead to her deterioration and subsequent death.
Bishops' Pro-Life Committee hailed the pope's statement on artificial nutrition and hydration as normative: "Before the pope made his statement about feeding tube cases at a conference last year there was enough uncertainty about the church's position that Catholics could remove feeding tubes without fear of committing a sin.
The Bill does not change this position; The Alzheimer's Society believes that it is inappropriate for a person with advanced dementia to be given artificial hydration and nutrition for the sole purpose of prolonging life and people should be able to refuse this treatment in advance; Artificial nutrition and hydration should not be given to people in the final stages of dementia who are dying.
They lead the reader through the thickets of Catholic moral tradition and teaching on the matter of artificial nutrition and hydration and say that some conclusions drawn from the recent papal statement "appear to represent a major reversal of the moral tradition of the Catholic church.
If Louise regrets the decision and would rather that Sal be allowed to die, then Sal becomes, despite being treated with artificial nutrition and hydration, an appropriate hospice candidate.
Mr Burke was granted six declarations, the first of which was that: 'Any decision by the claimant (Mr Burke) while competent, or contained in a valid advance directive, that he requires to be provided with artificial nutrition and hydration, is determinative that such provision is in the best interests of the claimant, at least in circumstances where death is not imminent and the claimant is not comatose.
As if in anticipation of the Rome gathering, the Catholic Health Association organized a March 10 members' audio conference on Schiavo and artificial nutrition and hydration in Catholic hospitals.
On most issues - such as the discontinuation of artificial nutrition and hydration, the ethical significance of the difference between withholding and withdrawing treatment, and the value of living wills - the views of the Centre Sevres study group are similar to traditionally conservative views in the U.
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