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Parenteral nutrition: ethical and legal considerations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16461468     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Parenteral nutrition is an expensive therapeutic modality that is used to treat patients with intestinal failure. The benefit it offers in terms of life prolongation needs to be weighed against its risks and burdens. Through the use of descriptive clinical vignettes, this article illustrates the ethical and legal principles that underpin decisions to administer and, more importantly, to withhold or withdraw parenteral nutrition.
G M Sayers; D A J Lloyd; S M Gabe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Postgraduate medical journal     Volume:  82     ISSN:  1469-0756     ISO Abbreviation:  Postgrad Med J     Publication Date:  2006 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-07     Completed Date:  2006-03-08     Revised Date:  2013-06-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0234135     Medline TA:  Postgrad Med J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  79-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of General and Geriatric Medicine, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Bioethical Issues
Health Resources / ethics,  legislation & jurisprudence
Legislation, Medical
Life Support Care
Medical Futility
Parenteral Nutrition / ethics*
Risk Factors
Third-Party Consent
Treatment Refusal

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