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nbme20/Block 3/Question#21 (31.1 difficulty score)
A newborn is born with a lethal chromosome ...
Feed by whatever means necessary to maintain comfort🔍,📺

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submitted by medulla(31),
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lletah olsahmcromo ecdetf - &;tg he is oggin to ide gt&;- miainnta cfoortm

submitted by yotsubato(1086),
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oD" no a"rhm

gnSrivat hte ybab ro lhidhwngoit fdoo is onidg h.mar tA stih tnpoi you prveoid aietpllvia aecr niutl teh ahtde fo eth fI eht stnrepa ceeddi ot "llpu hte glu"p nhte thye cna od it, tbu sa hte rcodto httsa tno ouyr ioech.c

cry2mucheveryday  Why not 'give foods according to normal caloric requirement'? +7  
hpsbwz  @cry2mucheveryday because feeding to the caloric may be too much or too little for this baby. considering the baby's crying only resolves with food, if you've already reached the limit, are you just not going to feed the baby? that's how i thought of it. "maintain comfort" is the key phrase. +5  

submitted by gasngo711(3),
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sI shti slyblcaia jtus a "nniaitam laiqtyu fo lief" inkd of qt?soieun

medstudent65  Its a stupid as shit question. Some of the ethics questions on these new NBMEs are horrible. +15  

submitted by andremosq(6),

During end-life care, priority is given to improving the patient's comfort. FA20-pg272

andremosq  Notice that the question says the newborn has a LETHAL chromosome defect. Baby will not survive. +1