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The medical provision of hydration and nutrition: Two very different outcomes in Victoria and Florida

Mendelson, Danuta and Ashby, Michael 2004, The medical provision of hydration and nutrition: Two very different outcomes in Victoria and Florida, Journal of law and medicine, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 282-291.

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Title The medical provision of hydration and nutrition: Two very different outcomes in Victoria and Florida
Author(s) Mendelson, Danuta
Ashby, Michael
Journal name Journal of law and medicine
Volume number 11
Issue number 3
Start page 282
End page 291
Publisher Lawbook Co
Place of publication North Ryde, NSW
Publication date 2004-02
ISSN 1320-159X
Summary Decisions to withhold or withdraw medical hydration and nutrition are amongst the most difficult that confront patients and their families, medical
and other health professionals all over the world. This article discusses two cases relating to lawful withdrawal and withholding of a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube (PEG) from incompetent patients with no hope of recovery. Victoria and Florida have statutory frameworks that provide for advance directives, however in both Gardner; Re BWV and Schindler v Schiavo; Re Scliiavo the respective patients did not leave documented instructions. The article analyses the two cases and their outcomes from legal, medical and ethical perspectives.
Language eng
Field of Research 180112 Equity and Trusts Law
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2004, Thomson & Legal Regulatory Ltd
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30002641

Document type: Journal Article
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