Attitudes toward assisted suicide and euthanasia among physicians in Washington State.
Despite considerable public interest in legalizing physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia, little is known about physicians'attitudes toward these practices.
We sent questionnaires to 1355 randomly selected physicians in the state of Washington, including all hematologists and oncologists and a disproportionately high number of internists, family practitioners, psychiatrists, and general surgeons.
To avoid ambiguity in our survey, instead of « physician-assisted suicide, » we used the phrase « prescription of medication [e.g., narcotics or barbiturates] or the counseling of an ill patient so he or she may use an overdose to end his or her own life ».
Mots-clés Pascal : Suicide, Euthanasie, Stade terminal, Homme, Ethique, Relation médecin malade, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Suicide, Euthanasia, Terminal stade, Human, Ethics, Physician patient relation, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0543069
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 199501.