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dc.creatorBerghs, M.en
dc.creatorDierckx de Casterle, B.en
dc.creatorGastmans, C.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T23:41:16Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-08T23:41:16Zen
dc.date.created2005-08en
dc.date.issued2005-08en
dc.identifierdoi:10.1136/jme.2004.009092en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of Medical Ethics 2005 August; 31(8): 441-446en
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=The+complexity+of+nurses'+attitudes+toward+euthanasia:+a+review+of+the+literature&title=Journal+of+Medical+Ethics+&volume=31&issue=8&date=2005-08&au=Berghs,+M.;+Dierckx+de+Casterle,+B.;+Gastmans,+C.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jme.2004.009092en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/979990en
dc.description.abstractIn this literature review, a picture is given of the complexity of nursing attitudes toward euthanasia. The myriad of data found in empirical literature is mostly framed within a polarised debate and inconclusive about the complex reality behind attitudes toward euthanasia. Yet, a further examination of the content as well as the context of attitudes is more revealing. The arguments for euthanasia have to do with quality of life and respect for autonomy. Arguments against euthanasia have to do with non-maleficence, sanctity of life, and the notion of the slippery slope. When the context of attitudes is examined a number of positive correlates for euthanasia such as age, nursing specialty, and religion appear. In a further analysis of nurses' comments on euthanasia, it is revealed that part of the complexity of nursing attitudes toward euthanasia arises because of the needs of nurses at the levels of clinical practice, communication, emotions, decision making, and ethics.en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceeweb:286857en
dc.subjectAttitudesen
dc.subjectAutonomyen
dc.subjectCommunicationen
dc.subjectDecision Makingen
dc.subjectEmotionsen
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.subjectEuthanasiaen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectLiteratureen
dc.subjectNursesen
dc.subjectQuality of Lifeen
dc.subjectReligionen
dc.subjectReviewen
dc.subjectSanctity of Lifeen
dc.subject.classificationHealth Personnel Attitudes Toward Deathen
dc.subject.classificationProlongation of Life and Euthanasiaen
dc.subject.classificationPhilosophy of Nursingen
dc.titleThe Complexity of Nurses' Attitudes Toward Euthanasia: A Review of the Literatureen
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