Key principles to keep in mind.
Different kinds of artificially provided nutrition and hydration explained.
What happens when one forgoes food and fluids at the end of life?
Is terminal dehydration painful?
How can I provide comfort care to someone forgoing food and fluids?
Why is tube feeding so common?
This section of the web site reviews:
- clinical information on various forms of artificially provided nutrition and hydration (ANH);
- what dying is like after one stops taking in food and fluids;
- comfort care procedures for those who chose to forgo nutrition and hydration at the end of life, and;
- reasons why forgoing food and fluids at the end of life is so uncommon in America.