Medically Assisted Nutrition and Hydration

October 14, 2021 -
1:00pm to 1:45pm

Rev. Myles Sheehan, SJ, MD
Director, Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics
Georgetown University Medical Center

G. Kevin Donovan, MD, MA
Faculty Member, Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics
​Georgetown University Medical Center

Abstract: This presentation will review, from a Catholic perspective, ethical aspects of medically assisted nutrition and hydration. The focus will be on clinical presentations, effectiveness or lack of effectiveness of MANH in various settings, a review of directive #58 from the Ethical and Religious Directives, and a discussion of areas of possible confusion.

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Co-sponsored by the Catholic Health Association in cooperation with Georgetown University, Loyola University Chicago, and Saint Louis University

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