American Medical Association
American College of Physicians
American Nurses Association
National Center for State Courts
Catholic Health Association
Key medical, legal and ethics organizations are in consensus:
Artificial nutrition and hydration is a medical procedure that may be withheld or withdrawn. . .
- If this is a decision the patient would make, if able, or
- If tube feeding does not serve the patient's best interests.
Ethics statements from key organizations that document this position are reviewed in this section of the site.