April 2021

When a person won’t eat or drink

Even end of life legislation doesn't cover people in aged care who feel "enough is enough". The elderly woman, suffering from dementia, had made a decision. She would no longer eat. As her daughter-in-law put it: "In a private room, with only the television for company, she clearly decided – somewhere in the recesses of her addled brain – that enough was enough. She simply stopped...

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