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Ethics and medically assisted nutrition and hydration 

Ethics and medically assisted nutrition and hydration
Ethics and medically assisted nutrition and hydration

Paulina Taboada

, Alejandra Palma

, and Beatriz Shand

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date: 15 August 2020

Chapter 23 focuses on the ethical dimension of decisions regarding MANH in advanced cancer patients. Attention shall be directed towards those situations in which advanced cancer patients are not able to eat or appear to be eating less than they should, losing weight, and/or becoming malnourished. Enteral nutrition (EN)—by means of oral nutritional supplements (ONS), tube feeding (TF)—or the implementation of parenteral nutrition (PN) may offer the possibility of increasing nutritional intake in these patients.

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