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Hunger Strikes, Part 2

Parveen Parmar MD MPH, Matthieu DeClerck, MD, and Neda Frayha, MD
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Hunger strike patients pose unique medical and ethical challenges. As physicians it is important that we not only understand the physiologic consequences of starvation, and how to treat the complications of such, but also respect the patients autonomy and decision making capacity. Advocating for these patients is an essential role for healthcare providers confronted with hunger strike patients. 

 

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