James A. Jaeger


One of the most troublesome issues with end-of-life decision making is the withdrawal of tube feeding, which became more problematic following the Wisconsin decision in the Edna M.F. case. This article examines case law on this issue, reviews some of the medical literature on the effects of withdrawing a feeding tube, reviews case law developments in other states, and articulates what would be a workable approach to this issue.

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