One of the things many doctors still recommend and hospitals and nursing homes will want to force on a patient and family is the concept of tube feeding.
Of course, if the patient is in a coma or will not accept food from a spoon, tube feeding or a PEG (implanted food tube) is necessary.
But in the tragic case of Alice Gore and Jay Brouckmeersch, a feeding tube was forced upon them, without their consent.
It turns out that THERE IS NO CLINICAL STUDIES TO SHOW THAT A FEEDING TUBE HAS ANY ADVANTAGES OVER SPOON FEEDING, AND THEY HAVE A NUMBER OF RISKS TO THE PATIENT.
Hospitals routinely administer “swallow tests” where they watch a patient eat a cookie. How unscientific is that? Then somehow they decide that swallowing isn’t good enough or efficient enough, they recommend implanting a feeding tube.
Why do they do this? Because it’s much…
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