Artificial nutrition and hydration at the end of life

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Considerable controversy surrounds the issue of care at the end of life (EOL) for older adults. Technological advances and the legal, ethical, clinical, religious, cultural, personal, and fiscal considerations in the provision of artificial hydration and nutrition support to older adults near death are presented in this comprehensive review.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-385
Number of pages39
JournalJournal of Nutrition for the Elderly
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2010


  • Artificial hydration
  • End of life
  • Nutrition support
  • Older adult


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