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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Heartbroken Lindsey argued his clinically assisted nutrition and hydration while in a coma should be withdrawn, insisting her husband of 16 years would never have wanted to be kept alive in such a state.
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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