This exploratory study examines the ethical justification that cancer care and dementia care nurses gave for active voluntary euthanasia.
A convenient sample of 319 nurses working in seven countries was interviewed using a structured interview guide.
The great majority of the nurses could not ethically justify active voluntary euthanasia.
Even if the law changed, only 96 of the total sample viewed active voluntary euthanasia as ethical.
For those nurses who could ethically justify active voluntary euthanasia, the majority did so because of the patient's suffering.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infirmier, Attitude, Enquête, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Perception sociale, Euthanasie, Ethique, Etude comparative, International
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nurse, Attitude, Inquiry, Health staff, Human, Social perception, Euthanasia, Ethics, Comparative study, International
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0571581
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 199406.