Ethics. Research. Community.

Caring for the dying child.

The Hospice journal. 
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In this paper we discuss the nutritional needs of terminally ill children. We delineate the physical, psychological, and developmental characteristics of children that differentiate them from adults vis a vis the nutritional aspects of their care. We highlight the special role of parents and suggest guidelines for dealing with the common nutritional needs of the dying child. We discuss ethical issues emphasizing the Baby Doe regulations, decision making for minors, and the benefits and burdens associated with permanently unconscious children.
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