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Authors

  1. Jacobs, Barbara Bennett RN, MPH, PhD
  2. Taylor, Carol RN, CSFN, PhD

Abstract

Nurses may be asked by conscious, rational patients to participate in the withdrawal of their life-sustaining nutritional support. The case study presented in this column gives clinicians a framework to handle these situations when they arise, using an ethical framework as their guide.