Which ethical considerations should inform hospice decisions about caring for patients with obesity?

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Abstract

Hospice and palliative care clinicians have the potential to advocate for high-quality medical care for patients with obesity. This article explores current evidence on obesity at the end of life and ethical questions that emerge when a decision is made to enroll a patient with obesity in hospice.

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Perumalswami, C. R., Hanslits, B. D., & Goold, S. D. (2019). Which ethical considerations should inform hospice decisions about caring for patients with obesity? AMA Journal of Ethics, 21(10), 873–878. https://doi.org/10.1001/amajethics.2019.873

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