Ethics: Hands Off! He’s Dying You move quickly down the hall going from your 6th patient to 7th patient for the day, and your eyes rest briefly on the full lunch tray on the table stand in Mr. X’s room. He is lying in bed, eyes closed, mouth open, head and body fully reclined, ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2005
Ethics: Hands Off! He’s Dying
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  • Judy Janes
    Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA
  • Mary Pat McCarthy
    Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA
  • Mary Pat McCarthyColumn Coordinator
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Professional Issues & Training / Ethics
Article   |   June 01, 2005
Ethics: Hands Off! He’s Dying
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, June 2005, Vol. 15, 4-6. doi:10.1044/aas15.2.4
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, June 2005, Vol. 15, 4-6. doi:10.1044/aas15.2.4
You move quickly down the hall going from your 6th patient to 7th patient for the day, and your eyes rest briefly on the full lunch tray on the table stand in Mr. X’s room. He is lying in bed, eyes closed, mouth open, head and body fully reclined, apparently sleeping except for the occasional soft groans coming from that corner of the room. You avert your eyes and walk a little more rapidly. It’s a full 30 minutes after lunch and the tray sits untouched—just like the breakfast tray this morning, just like the supper tray will sit later today.
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