Determinants of the willingness to endorse assisted suicide a survey of physicians, nurses, and social workers.
The authors surveyed 1,137 physicians, nurses, and social workers (overall response=48%) to characterize the willingness to endorse assisted suicide.
Willingness to endorse varied among disciplines and was negatively correlated with level of religious belief (r=-0.35, P<0.0001), knowledge of symptom management (r=-0.21, P<0.0001), and time managing symptoms (r=-0.21, P<0.0001).
On multivariate analysis, the significant predictors were lesser religious belief (P<0.0001), greater concern about analgesic toxicity (P=0.001), diminished empathy (P=0.03), lesser knowledge of symptom management (P<0.04), and the interaction between religious belief and knowledge of symptom management (P=0.04).
Professionals attitudes toward assisted suicide are influenced by diverse personal attributes, among which may be competence in symptom management and burnout.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin, Infirmier, Travailleur social, Attitude, Relation soignant soigné, Attitude religieuse, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Epuisement professionnel, Suicide assisté
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physician, Nurse, Social worker, Attitude, Health staff patient relation, Religious attitude, Health staff, Human, Occupational burnout, Assisted suicide
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0320936
Code Inist : 002B18H04. Création : 12/09/1997.