Introducing enteral nutrition support: ethical considerations
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Introducing enteral nutrition support: ethical considerations

Carolyn Best Nutrition support specialist, Nutrition and dietetic department, Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester

This article explores the potential benefits of, or problems associated with, the insertion of a feeding tube to commence enteral nutrition. Some of the issues that may arise when a patient is no longer able to meet their nutritional needs orally are discussed.

Nursing Standard. 24, 37,41-45. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.05.24.37.41.c7779

Correspondence

carolyn.best@wehct.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review