Attitudes of medical students, housestaff, and faculty physicians toward euthanasia and termination of life-sustaining treatment.
Medical decisions concerning the prolongation of life, the right to die, and euthanasia are among the most extensively discussed decisions within medicine and lava today.
The responses of 360 physicians, housestaff, and medical students to a questionnaire were analyzed to identify attitudes toward these issues.
Case vignettes were utilized to simulate the clinical context within which to survey decisions regarding whether or not to allow and assist patients requesting to die.
Measurements and Main Results
The majority of respondents (76%) consider withholding and withdrawing life-support therapy consistent with passive euthanasia.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traitement, Homme, Comportement, Attitude, Etudiant, Médecin, Euthanasie, Ethique, Etat préterminal
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Treatment, Human, Behavior, Attitude, Student, Physician, Euthanasia, Ethics, Preterminal state
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0395555
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 199406.