Long-Term Feeding Tubes

END OF LIFE ISSUES

Long-Term Feeding Tubes

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical supports educational efforts for physicians and other allied health professionals, as well as for patients and their families, on the appropriateness of the placement of long-term feeding tubes in decisionally incapable adult patients who suffer from a chronic, progressive illness.

(Report E-2003, adopted as amended 11/16/03)
(revised, Report N-2008, Item 3-1, adopted 10/19/2008)
(reaffirmed, Reaffirmation Report-2013, Item 6, adopted 10/26/2013)
(reaffirmed, NCMS Board Report-2019, Item 1-41, adopted 7/26/2019)

 
 

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