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The USCCB approved a revision of Directive 58 of the ERDs at the meeting of the bishops’ conference in November, 2009. In the context of Directive 58 and the ERDs, presenters Dr. Ann Allegre and Rev. Gerald Coleman will consider both the clinical and theological/ethical dimensions of medically administered nutrition and hydration. Issues addressed will include: For whom and under what circumstance are medically administered nutrition and hydration indicated? What can it achieve and not achieve? How ought we think about medically administered nutrition and hydration theologically and ethically in light of a revised Directive 58?
Dr. Ann Allegre and Rev. Gerald Coleman