Handout: The Right to Refuse to Eat
This handout is designed for speech-language pathologists working in settings where patients may make the decision to stop eating. The handout is targeted towards family members and staff and describes the neurological processes involved in eating/drinking, how medical professionals can rule out barriers to oral intake (such as dysphagia), the risks of feeding in the face of refusal, considerations for artificial nutrition and hydration, and a brief description of hospice services.
Tech specs: Digital download. PDF format. 8.5 x 11 inches. 1 page. 4.5 MB.