Thursday, March 24, 2005

Is a feeding tube and extreme measure to preserve life?

6 Comments:

At 2:25 PM, Jane said...

It depends on the context. In the case of a person in a persistent vegetative state, yes. In the case of someone for whom it is a temporary measure for the treatment of a disease, no.

 
At 2:46 PM, Laura from Lowell said...

No.

 
At 7:17 PM, Steve said...

No, they use it for coma victims.

 
At 9:38 AM, Anonymous said...

In and of itself, I'd say no.

 
At 6:46 AM, Tam said...

Only if the person receiving the tube wants to live that way.

 
At 10:31 AM, Jill said...

Feeding tubes can help struggling patients recover--when recovery is possible.

When recovery is not possible, a feeding tube is an intrusion.

 

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