Tube feeding in palliative care: benefits and problems

Title

Tube feeding in palliative care: benefits and problems

Creator

Boyd KJ; Beeken L

Publisher

Palliative Medicine

Date

1994

Subject

Female; Humans; Aged; Gastrostomy; Nutritional Requirements; Enteral Nutrition/methods; Palliative Care/methods; Nutrition Assessment; Terminal Care/methods; Weight Loss/physiology; Energy Intake/physiology; Laryngeal Neoplasms/physiopathology/radiotherapy

Description

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy techniques are becoming more widely available and will be considered increasingly for patients with head and neck or upper gastrointestinal malignancies, and for neurological dysphagia, as occurs in motor neurone disease. This case history illustrates some of the practical and ethical issues raised by their use.
1994

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

156-158

Issue

2

Volume

8

Citation

Boyd KJ; Beeken L, “Tube feeding in palliative care: benefits and problems,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 21, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11865.

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