Hunger strike - International guidelines and medical management
Learning objectives for this lesson is:
Apply the main medical texts of reference that give ethical guidance to physicians in prolonged hunger strikes.
Differentiate hunger strikes from suicidal behavior - or should they be dealt with as such?
Identify the different clinical phases of a full hunger strike. When should medical monitoring begin, and what should it consist of?
- International guidelines
- Medical paternalism in dealing with hunger strikers: is it even justified
- Suicide and hunger strikes
- Dual loyalties and false counseling
- Medical management of hunger strikes and the different stages of total fasting