oa South African Family Practice - Food and fluids in dying patients : some thoughts after the death of a patient : open forum
|Article Title||Food and fluids in dying patients : some thoughts after the death of a patient : open forum|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Family Practice|
|Publication Date||May 2004|
|Pages||6 - 7|
|Keyword(s)||Dying, Palliative medicine and Terminal care|
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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