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Legal issues concerning the withholding of feeding from patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15151010     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The law surrounding the withholding or withdrawal of feeding from patients is complex and dependent upon case law (also known as common law or judge-made law). There are no statutory provisions and the leading case in this area is the Tony Bland case (Alredale NHS Trust v Bland, 1993).
Bridgit Dimond
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Legal Cases; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing times     Volume:  100     ISSN:  0954-7762     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Times     Publication Date:    2004 May 4-10
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-05-20     Completed Date:  2004-07-07     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0423236     Medline TA:  Nurs Times     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  56-9     Citation Subset:  N    
University of Glamorgan.
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MeSH Terms
Deglutition Disorders / therapy
Enteral Nutrition* / ethics
Great Britain
Living Wills / ethics,  legislation & jurisprudence
Malpractice / legislation & jurisprudence*
Mental Competency / legislation & jurisprudence
Patient Rights / ethics,  legislation & jurisprudence*
Persistent Vegetative State / therapy
Right to Die / ethics,  legislation & jurisprudence*
Terminal Care / ethics,  legislation & jurisprudence
Withholding Treatment / ethics,  legislation & jurisprudence*

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