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xxvii An explanation of the different techniques for providing nutrition and hydration by tube or drip can be found in the NICE guideline Nutrition support in adults: oral nutrition support, enteral tube feeding and parenteral nutrition. (Feb 2006). Artificial Nutrition and Hydration: guidance in end of life care for adults. National Council for Palliative Care (2007).
xxviii For a detailed discussion of evidence on the benefits, burdens and risks when nutrition or hydration is provided by drip or tube, refer to Improving Nutritional Care. A joint action plan from the Department of Health and Nutrition Summit stakeholders (October 2007).