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  1. Reasoning About Physician-Assisted Suicide: Analysis of Comments by Physicians and the Swedish General Public.G. Helgesson, A. Lindblad, H. Thulesius & N. Lynoe - 2009 - Clinical Ethics 4 (1):19-25.
    Two questionnaires directed to Swedish physicians and a sample of the Swedish population investigated attitudes towards physician-assisted suicide (PAS). The aim of the present work was to analyse qualitative data from these questionnaires in order to explore how respondents reason about PAS. Data were analysed in two steps. First, we categorized different kinds of responses and identified pro and con arguments. Second, we identified general conclusions from the responses. The data reflect the differences in attitudes towards PAS among the public (...)
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  • Attitudes Toward Physician-Assisted Suicide Among Physicians in Vermont.A. Craig, B. Cronin, W. Eward, J. Metz, L. Murray, G. Rose, E. Suess & M. E. Vergara - 2007 - Journal of Medical Ethics 33 (7):400-403.
    Background: Legislation on physician-assisted suicide is being considered in a number of states since the passage of the Oregon Death With Dignity Act in 1994. Opinion assessment surveys have historically assessed particular subsets of physicians.Objective: To determine variables predictive of physicians’ opinions on PAS in a rural state, Vermont, USA.Design: Cross-sectional mailing survey.Participants: 1052 physicians licensed by the state of Vermont.Results: Of the respondents, 38.2% believed PAS should be legalised, 16.0% believed it should be prohibited and 26.0% believed it should (...)
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  • What People Close to Death Say About Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: A Qualitative Study.A. Chapple, S. Ziebland, A. McPherson & A. Herxheimer - 2006 - Journal of Medical Ethics 32 (12):706-710.
    Objective: To explore the experiences of people with a “terminal illness”, focusing on the patients’ perspective of euthanasia and assisted suicide.Method: A qualitative study using narrative interviews was conducted throughout the UK. The views of the 18 people who discussed euthanasia and assisted suicide were explored. These were drawn from a maximum variation sample, who said that they had a “terminal” illness, malignant or non-malignant.Results: That UK law should be changed to allow assisted suicide or voluntary euthanasia was felt strongly (...)
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  • The Groningen Protocol - Euthanasia in Severely Ill Newborns.E. Verhagen & P. J. J. Sauer - 2005 - New England Journal of Medicine 352 (10):959-962.
     
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