Some articles on artificial means, means:
... administration of food and water (whether by natural or artificial means) to a patient in a "vegetative state" morally obligatory except when they cannot be assimilated by the patient’s body or cannot be ... The administration of food and water even by artificial means is, in principle, an ordinary and proportionate means of preserving life ... Second question When nutrition and hydration are being supplied by artificial means to a patient in a "permanent vegetative state", may they be discontinued when competent physicians judge with moral certainty that ...
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