An Investigation Into the Attitude of Professional Nurses Towards Euthanasia
Kunene, Sibusiso Sixtus
Zungu, Busie Maya
Curationis. 1996 Dec; 19(4): 26-30.
The purpose of the study was to identify professional nurses attitudes towards euthanasia. A descriptive study of the attitudes of professional nurses towards euthanasia was undertaken. The data collecting instrument was a questionnaire, which was self-administered to 26 professional nurses working in different wards. The majority of professional nurses were against euthanasia in hospitals. It was also evident that professional nurses need to be involved in decision making on euthanasia. Though professional nurses revealed negative attitudes towards euthanasia, there are situations in which they felt passive euthanasia was necessary.
Active Euthanasia; Adults; Age Factors; Aged; Allowing to Die; Attitudes; Congenital Disorders; Decision Making; Drugs; Euthanasia; Family Members; Hospitals; Life; Newborns; Nurses; Nursing Research; Prolongation of Life; Passive Euthanasia; Research; Resuscitation; Resuscitation Orders; Survey; Terminal Care; Withholding Treatment;
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