Advice please: Withdrawal of feeding tube

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Specializes in Sub-acute, LTC, School Nurse. Has 20 years experience.

well done & great work clubsingr28, your residents are lucky to have you!

ktwlpn, LPN, RN

Specializes in Med Surg, Homecare, Hospice.

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And your DON says you are "too emotionally involved"? She has clearly lost her ability to remain impartial. Sure,she says she would make the choice to die if she were in this position but she can't make that choice for the resident. Be prepared for blowback from her and be prepared to call the Ombudsman to protect the resident.

I must say that you have done a wonderful job advocating for your patient. This situation reinforces my admiration for the nurses at the LTC's. I can say from personal experience that the time and attention given to the patients by the HCP's is priceless. In addition I know for a fact that attention is paid to the family as well. After my father passed, I could not go back in to the home because it was just to overwhelming to go back where he made his transisition. My mother goes periodically to show how much she appreicates their diligence in caring for my father. She says the nurses were very concerned about my emotional state because they could tell I was very close to my father, consequently they always ask how I am doing. Guess I will have to go up there one day just to give them a great big thank you. So, thanks for all you do, it makes a diffeence.

ktwlpn, LPN, RN

Specializes in Med Surg, Homecare, Hospice.

How are things going with your resident?