Bioethical principles and nutrition in palliative care

Joana S. de Andrade, Mariana Magalhães Almeida, Cíntia Pinho-Reis

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The last few decades have been witness to huge advances in medical technology and, consequently, in Ethics. One area that reflects this progress has been the area of food, nutrition and hydration in Palliative Care. The current review focuses on the overall knowledge about Ethics in the field of Nutrition in Palliative Care regarding the principles of autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence and justice.
Translated title of the contributionPrincípios bioéticos e nutrição em cuidados paliativo
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-16
Number of pages5
JournalActa Portuguesa de Nutrição
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2017


  • Bioethical principles
  • End of life
  • Ethics
  • Nutrition
  • Palliative care


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