Eating and drinking

We need food and water to live, but as we enter the dying process our bodies no longer need nourishment in the same way. Some people choose to stop eating in order to expedite the natural dying process, whereas other people’s bodies just simply become unable to swallow. Both instances can be very challenging for loved ones to accept.

Kim McCloskey, RN, BSN

When you can't love with food, love another way

Mohammad Afzal Khan, RN

Eating and drinking at the end of life

Gilbert Oakley, RN

A model stops eating and drinking

Vanessa Boyce, RN, CHPN

Food and the terminally ill

Yajaira Algarin-Martelly, RN

Reflections on my time working in the ED; hospice

Maureen Leahy, RN, BSN, MHA, CHPN

Working with the dying process rather than against it

Judith Schwarz, RN, MSN, PhD

Controlling your own death by stopping eating and drinking