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Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children dehydrating children with disabilities based on Quality of Life

TORONTO, May 30, 2013 (Alex Schadenberg) – A study entitled: Parental Perceptions of Forgoing Artificial Nutrition and Hydration (FANH) During End-of-Life Care was published in the journal Pediatrics in its May 5, 2013, edition concerning the reactions of parents to the experience of withdrawing nutrition and hydration (FANH) from a child who was dying or experiencing a low quality of life at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. The study is based on independent interviews with parents after the child died. The study sought input from 12 families of children who died after FANH. Three families were not interested in participating […]