Although the governing of medical conduct has always existed, medical ethics has become an issue to be addressed in the 1990s. The purpose of this article is to address the dilemma of reinserting a feeding tube in a patient whose wishes are unclear and whose family and physicians are in conflict. By presenting a case study, the author encourages the reader to resolve this dilemma on a personal level.
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