1. G. M. Craig (1996). On Withholding Artificial Hydration and Nutrition From Terminally Ill Sedated Patients. The Debate Continues. Journal of Medical Ethics 22 (3):147-153.
    The author reviews and continues the debate initiated by her recent paper in this journal. The paper was critical of certain aspects of palliative medicine, and caused Ashby and Stoffell to modify the framework they proposed in 1991. It now takes account of the need for artificial hydration to satisfy thirst, or other symptoms due to lack of fluid intake in the terminally ill. There is also a more positive attitude to the emotional needs and ethical views of the patient's (...)
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  2. G. M. Craig (1995). Nutrition, Dehydration and the Terminally Ill. Journal of Medical Ethics 21 (3):184-185.
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  3. G. M. Craig (1994). On Withholding Nutrition and Hydration in the Terminally Ill: Has Palliative Medicine Gone Too Far? Journal of Medical Ethics 20 (3):139-145.
    This paper explores ethical issues relating to the management of patients who are terminally ill and unable to maintain their own nutrition and hydration. A policy of sedation without hydration or nutrition is used in palliative medicine under certain circumstances. The author argues that this policy is dangerous, medically, ethically and legally, and can be disturbing for relatives. The role of the family in management is discussed. This issue requires wide debate by the public and the profession.
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