The doctor is withholding liquid and food due to swallowing; can we demand the patient be given food and water?
The staff doctor seeing my father at the hospital has ordered dad have nothing by mouth because he thinks dad is aspirating everything into his lungs.and he wants to put in a feeding tube. Can my father refuse the feeding tube and demand to be given food and drink? He has asked to be transferred to another hospital where his own doctors go and will decide with them the best course of treatment but the transfer may take a day or two and he does not want to be without food or have a feeding tube down his nose.
Has anyone experienced this?