Tortuous arguments evade the issue

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7017.1437a (Published 25 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1437
  1. Keith Andrews
  1. Director of medical services Royal Hospital for Neurodisability, London SW15 3SW

    EDITOR,--While I agree with much that Ronald E Cranford says in his editorial on withdrawing artificial feeding in brain damage, I am unhappy about his concept that the withdrawal of tube feeding does not constitute assisted suicide or euthanasia.1

    It is ironic that the only reason that tube feeding has been identified as “treatment” has been so that it can be withdrawn. Much of …

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