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dc.creatorLemiengre, Jokeen
dc.creatorDierckx de Casterlé, Bernadetteen
dc.creatorDenier, Yvonneen
dc.creatorSchotsmans, Paulen
dc.creatorGastmans, Chrisen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-09T00:46:22Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-09T00:46:22Zen
dc.date.created2009-08en
dc.date.issued2009-08en
dc.identifierdoi:10.1007/s11019-008-9176-5en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMedicine, Health Care, and Philosophy 2009 August; 12(3): 313-322en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/1027444en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Content+analysis+of+euthanasia+policies+of+nursing+homes+in+Flanders.&title=Medicine,+Health+Care,+and+Philosophy+&volume=12&issue=3&date=2009-08&au=Lemiengre,+Joke;+Dierckx+de+Casterlé,+Bernadette;+Denier,+Yvonne;+Schotsmans,+Paul;+Gastmans,+Chrisen
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11019-008-9176-5en
dc.identifier.urihttp://timetravel.mementoweb.org/memento/2009/http://www.springerlink.com/content/102960/en
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: To describe the form and content of ethics policies on euthanasia in Flemish nursing homes and to determine the possible influence of religious affiliation on policy content. METHODS: Content analysis of euthanasia policy documents. RESULTS: Of the 737 nursing homes we contacted, 612 (83%) completed and returned the questionnaire. Of 92 (15%) nursing homes that reported to have a euthanasia policy, 85 (92%) provided a copy of their policy. Nursing homes applied the euthanasia law with additional palliative procedures and interdisciplinary deliberations. More Catholic nursing homes compared to non-Catholic nursing homes did not permit euthanasia. Policies described several phases of the euthanasia care process as well as involvement of caregivers, patients, and relatives; ethical issues; support for caregivers; reporting; and procedures for handling advance directives. CONCLUSION: Our study revealed that euthanasia requests from patients are seriously considered in euthanasia policies of nursing homes, with great attention for palliative care and interdisciplinary cooperation.en
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dc.sourceeweb:326550en
dc.subjectAdvance Directivesen
dc.subjectCaregiversen
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.subjectEuthanasiaen
dc.subjectLawen
dc.subjectMethodsen
dc.subjectNursing Homesen
dc.subjectPalliative Careen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectRelativesen
dc.subjectReportingen
dc.subject.classificationProlongation of Life and Euthanasiaen
dc.subject.classificationHealth Care for Particular Diseases or Groupsen
dc.titleContent Analysis of Euthanasia Policies of Nursing Homes in Flanders (Belgium)en
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