oa South African Family Practice - Food and fluids in dying patients : some thoughts after the death of a patient : open forum

Volume 46, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Death is inevitable but modern medicine has the skill and the facilities to delay its arrival. A case is made out for a radical rethink of the approach to the use of fluids and food in the terminal dying patient in hospital.

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