clinically assisted nutrition and hydration

clinically assisted nutrition and hydration

The term preferred by the General Medical Council (GMC) (UK) for nutrients and fluids which are administered by drip, nasogastric tube or surgically implanted gastric tube, and provided to terminally ill patients. The nuances of resuscitation measures are of critical importance to the GMC's guidance on end of life care and the ethical principles that underpin provision or withholding of such therapy.
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The ruling is focused on people who are in a "prolonged disorder of consciousness" (PDOC) and concerns whether "clinically assisted nutrition and hydration" (CANH) can be withdrawn.
His family and medical team agreed it would be in his best interests for clinically assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH) to be withdrawn, with the result that he would die within two to three weeks.
Doctors will now no longer need to seek court approval to withdraw clinically assisted nutrition and hydration if loved ones and medics are in agreement.
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