Ethics & Decision Making

BAPEN has several resources on ethics and decision making in nutrition. As part of the free access “Essentials of Clinical Nutrition” series, see the e-Learning module at

If you are a BAPEN member you may wish to hear Dr Rodney Burnham’s Keynote Lecture from BAPEN conference 2014:

You might also wish to hear some other presentations on similar topics from the same conference:

  • Professor Mike Stroud’s presentation on “Chronic IF to the end – how to manage end of life on PN” from the symposium “A safe pass” 
  • Dr Mani Nagibi’s presentation on “HPN treatment during the palliative phase of malignancy – a UK single centre case series with analysis of survival prediction.”

From 2015 DDF meeting, there are also sessions covering palliative care:

  • Dr Rachel Burman presenting on “appropriate nutritional support: feeding dilemmas at the end of life.”
  • Dr Jeremy Woodward presenting on “Palliative HPN: how to select the patient”

Both of these in the symposium “Feeding in Cancer: prolonging life or prolonging death”.

If you are not a BAPEN member it is possible to pay for access to these presentations but look at the Join BAPEN page to see the costs to become a member!