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Nutrition & Hydration/Persistent Vegetative State (PVS)

After studying the course materials located on Module 6: Lecture Materials & Resources page, answer the following:

1. Cure / care: compare and contrast.

2. Basic care: Nutrition, hydration, shelter, human interaction.

· Are we morally obliged to this? Why? Example

3. Swallow test, describe; when is it indicated?

4. When is medically assisted N/H indicated?

· Briefly describe Enteral Nutrition (EN), including:

· NJ tube

· NG tube


· Briefly describe Parenteral Nutrition (PN), including:

· a. Total parenteral nutrition

· b. Partial parenteral nutrition

5. Bioethical analysis of N/H; state the basic principle and briefly describe the two exceptions.

6. Case Study: Terry Schiavo (EXCEL FILE on Module 6: Lecture Materials & Resources page). Provide a bioethical analysis of her case; should we continue with the PEG or not? Why yes or why not?

7. Read and summarize ERD paragraphs #: 32, 33, 34, 56, 57, 58.

Submission Instructions:

· The paper is to be clear and concise and students will lose points for improper grammar, punctuation, and misspelling.

· If references are used, please cite properly according to the current APA style. Refer to your syllabus for further detail or contact your instructor.

· Late work policies, expectations regarding proper citations, acceptable means of responding to peer feedback, and other expectations are at the discretion of the instructor.

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