Nutrition & Hydration

Nutrition & Hydration/Persistent Vegetative State (PVS)

After studying the course materials located on 

Module 7: 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 7: 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.