Good Article found on DNRs and tube feeding

MaryGSykes.com

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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