assisted suicide

Summary

Summary: Provision (by a physician or other health professional, or by a family member or friend) of support and/or means that gives a patient the power to terminate his or her own life. (from APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed).

Top Publications

  1. ncbi End-of-life practices in the Netherlands under the Euthanasia Act
    Agnes van der Heide
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    N Engl J Med 356:1957-65. 2007
  2. ncbi Euthanasia, assisted suicide and psychiatry: a Pandora's box
    Brendan D Kelly
    Br J Psychiatry 181:278-9. 2002
  3. pmc Twenty five years of requests for euthanasia and physician assisted suicide in Dutch general practice: trend analysis
    R L Marquet
    Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research NIVEL, Utrecht, Netherlands
    BMJ 327:201-2. 2003
  4. ncbi Legalisation of euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide: survey of doctors' attitudes
    C Seale
    Centre for Health Sciences, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2 Newark Street, London, UK
    Palliat Med 23:205-12. 2009
  5. ncbi Attitudes toward and desire for assisted suicide among persons with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Marie A Achille
    Department of Psychology, University of Montreal, P O Box 6128, Downtown Station, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3C 3J7
    Omega (Westport) 48:1-21. 2003
  6. ncbi Desire for euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide in palliative cancer care
    Keith G Wilson
    Institute for Rehabilitation Research and Development, The Rehabilitation Centre, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON, and Department of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
    Health Psychol 26:314-23. 2007
  7. ncbi The Werther effect and assisted suicide
    Andreas Frei
    Psychiatric Clinic of Lucerne, Switzerland
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 33:192-200. 2003
  8. ncbi Reasons why people in Switzerland seek assisted suicide: the view of patients and physicians
    Susanne Fischer
    Evaluation Office, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 139:333-8. 2009
  9. ncbi The attitudes of Greek physicians and lay people on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in terminally ill cancer patients
    Efi Parpa
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 23:297-303. 2006
  10. ncbi End-of-life decisions in medical practice in Flanders, Belgium: a nationwide survey
    L Deliens
    Department of Medical Sociology and Health Sciences, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
    Lancet 356:1806-11. 2000

Research Grants

  1. SURVEY OF END OF LIFE PRACTICES.
    Diane Meier; Fiscal Year: 1992
  2. PATTERNS CARE FOR CANCER PATIENTS AT END OF LIFE
    Ellen McCarthy; Fiscal Year: 2002
  3. FACULTY DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE IN AGING RESEARCH
    Thomas Cavalieri; Fiscal Year: 2003
  4. Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Stalking Offenders
    Barry Rosenfeld; Fiscal Year: 2008
  5. Measuring hopelessness at the end of life
    Barry Rosenfeld; Fiscal Year: 2007
  6. Clinical Versus Experiential Views of Genetic Disability
    CAROL GILL; Fiscal Year: 2005
  7. Toward Optimal End-of-Life Care in the PICU
    Robert Truog; Fiscal Year: 2010
  8. A Program for Expanding ELSI Undergraduate Pedagogy
    Ronald Green; Fiscal Year: 2005
  9. LATE LIFE DEPRESSION OUTCOME & MEDICAL ILLNESS SEVERITY
    JEFFREY LYNESS; Fiscal Year: 2005
  10. Pain and Behavioral Symptoms in Dementia: A Pilot Study
    Lois Miller; Fiscal Year: 2004

Detail Information

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  1. ncbi End-of-life practices in the Netherlands under the Euthanasia Act
    Agnes van der Heide
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    N Engl J Med 356:1957-65. 2007
    ..In 2005, we performed a follow-up study of euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, and other end-of-life practices.
  2. ncbi Euthanasia, assisted suicide and psychiatry: a Pandora's box
    Brendan D Kelly
    Br J Psychiatry 181:278-9. 2002
  3. pmc Twenty five years of requests for euthanasia and physician assisted suicide in Dutch general practice: trend analysis
    R L Marquet
    Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research NIVEL, Utrecht, Netherlands
    BMJ 327:201-2. 2003
  4. ncbi Legalisation of euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide: survey of doctors' attitudes
    C Seale
    Centre for Health Sciences, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2 Newark Street, London, UK
    Palliat Med 23:205-12. 2009
    ..study reports UK doctors' opinions about legalisation of medically assisted dying (euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide), comparing this with the UK general public. A postal survey of 3733 UK medical practitioners was done...
  5. ncbi Attitudes toward and desire for assisted suicide among persons with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Marie A Achille
    Department of Psychology, University of Montreal, P O Box 6128, Downtown Station, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3C 3J7
    Omega (Westport) 48:1-21. 2003
    This study aimed at investigating attitudes toward assisted suicide among individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and the differences in health status (illness severity and functional disability) and psychosocial adjustment (..
  6. ncbi Desire for euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide in palliative cancer care
    Keith G Wilson
    Institute for Rehabilitation Research and Development, The Rehabilitation Centre, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON, and Department of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
    Health Psychol 26:314-23. 2007
    To investigate the attitudes of terminally ill individuals toward the legalization of euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide (PAS) and to identify those who would personally desire such a death.
  7. ncbi The Werther effect and assisted suicide
    Andreas Frei
    Psychiatric Clinic of Lucerne, Switzerland
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 33:192-200. 2003
    ..This was especially true for women older than 65 years. Hence, the almost enthusiastic kind of reporting about this event was apt to induce imitation suicides or a "Werther-effect."..
  8. ncbi Reasons why people in Switzerland seek assisted suicide: the view of patients and physicians
    Susanne Fischer
    Evaluation Office, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 139:333-8. 2009
    b>Assisted suicide is permitted in Switzerland provided that assistance is not motivated by selfish reasons...
  9. ncbi The attitudes of Greek physicians and lay people on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in terminally ill cancer patients
    Efi Parpa
    Pain Relief and Palliative Care Unit, Department of Radiology, Areteion Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 23:297-303. 2006
    ..of this article is to explore the attitudes of lay people and physicians regarding euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in terminally ill cancer patients in Greece. The sample consisted of 141 physicians and 173 lay people...
  10. ncbi End-of-life decisions in medical practice in Flanders, Belgium: a nationwide survey
    L Deliens
    Department of Medical Sociology and Health Sciences, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
    Lancet 356:1806-11. 2000
    ..of euthanasia (the administration of lethal drugs with the explicit intention of shortening the patient's life at the patient's explicit request), physician-assisted suicide (PAS), and other ELDs in medical practice in Flanders, Belgium.
  11. pmc Why Oregon patients request assisted death: family members' views
    Linda Ganzini
    Columbia Center for the Study of Chronic, Comorbid Mental and Physical Disorders, Health Services Research and Development, Research Service R and D 66, Portland VAMC, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:154-7. 2008
    ..Physician assisted death (PAD) was legalized through Oregon's Death with Dignity Act in 1994 and enacted in 1997...
  12. pmc Reporting of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in the Netherlands: descriptive study
    Hilde Buiting
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Ethics 10:18. 2009
    ..The Dutch Act states that euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are not punishable if the attending physician acts in accordance with criteria of due care...
  13. ncbi Unbearable suffering of patients with a request for euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide: an integrative review
    Marianne Dees
    Department of Primary Care, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Psychooncology 19:339-52. 2010
    ..Evaluation of the current knowledge of unbearable suffering is needed in the ongoing debate about the conditions on which EAS can be approved...
  14. ncbi Competing paradigms of response to assisted suicide requests in Oregon
    N Gregory Hamilton
    Am J Psychiatry 162:1060-5. 2005
  15. pmc Physician-assisted deaths under the euthanasia law in Belgium: a population-based survey
    Kenneth Chambaere
    End of Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
    CMAJ 182:895-901. 2010
    Legalization of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide has been heavily debated in many countries...
  16. ncbi Physician-assisted suicide in Oregon: what are the key factors?
    Howard Wineberg
    Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
    Death Stud 27:501-18. 2003
    ..College graduates and divorced persons are substantially more likely to use physician-assisted suicide to end their lives than are other persons...
  17. ncbi Evaluation of competence to consent to assisted suicide: views of forensic psychiatrists
    L Ganzini
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Ethics in Health Care, Oregan Health Sciences University, Portland, OR, 97207, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 157:595-600. 2000
    ..evaluation of competence to consent has been proposed as an important safeguard for patients requesting assisted suicide, yet mental health professionals have not developed guidelines or standards to aid in such evaluations...
  18. ncbi Would physician-assisted suicide jeopardize trust in the medical services? An empirical study of attitudes among the general public in Sweden
    Anna Lindblad
    Medical Ethics Unit, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health 37:260-4. 2009
    To investigate the attitudes among the Swedish population towards physician-assisted suicide, with special regard to the possible effects on trust in the medical services of physician-assisted suicide being allowed.
  19. ncbi The last phase of life: who requests and who receives euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide?
    Bregje D Onwuteaka-Philipsen
    Department of Public and Occupational Health and EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Med Care 48:596-603. 2010
    ..When suffering becomes unbearable for patients they might request for euthanasia...
  20. ncbi [Students' attitudes toward active euthanasia, assisted suicide and proposed amendments to the penal code]
    P Schioldborg
    Psykologisk institutt Universitetet i Oslo, Oslo
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 120:2283-8. 2000
    ..Attitude surveys in the Norwegian population show a majority supporting active euthanasia for patients with terminal disease, while among physicians, only a minority do so...
  21. ncbi Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide among patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in the Netherlands
    Jan H Veldink
    Department of Neurology, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    N Engl J Med 346:1638-44. 2002
    ..Patients with ALS may consider physician-assisted suicide. However, it is not known how many patients, if given the option, would actually decide to end their lives by ..
  22. ncbi The new regulation of voluntary euthanasia and medically assisted suicide in the Netherlands
    Andre Janssen
    Faculty of Law, Munster University, Germany
    Int J Law Policy Family 16:260-9. 2002
    On 1 April 2002 the Dutch Bill 'Termination of Life on Request and Assisted Suicide (Review Procedures) Act' (Wet toetsing levensbeeindiging op verzoek en hulp bij zelfdoding) came into force...
  23. ncbi Physician desire for euthanasia and assisted suicide: would physicians practice what they preach?
    O M Howard
    Division of Medical Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Clin Oncol 15:428-32. 1997
    ..Euthanasia is a pressing public issue. We sought to assess how frequently physicians could perceive of a desire for euthanasia themselves and whether they would be willing to provide patients the same interventions...
  24. pmc Attitudes toward physician-assisted suicide among physicians in Vermont
    Alexa Craig
    University of Vermont College of Medicine, 89 Beaumont Ave, Given Building, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
    J Med Ethics 33:400-3. 2007
    Legislation on physician-assisted suicide (PAS) is being considered in a number of states since the passage of the Oregon Death With Dignity Act in 1994...
  25. ncbi Support for physician-assisted suicide: exploring the impact of ethnicity and attitudes toward planning for death
    K L Braun
    Center on Aging, School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu 96822, USA
    Gerontologist 41:51-60. 2001
    ..Guidance, Fears and Anxiety About Life's End, and Fatalism About Death's Timing) on support for physician-assisted suicide (PAS)...
  26. ncbi Seven deaths in Darwin: case studies under the Rights of the Terminally Ill Act, Northern Territory, Australia
    D W Kissane
    University of Melbourne Centre for Palliative Care, Kew, Victoria, Australia
    Lancet 352:1097-102. 1998
    ..Seven patients made formal use of the Rights of the Terminally Ill (ROTI) Act; four died under the Act. We report their clinical details and the decision-making process required by the Act...
  27. ncbi Dutch nurses' attitudes towards euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide
    Ada van Bruchem-van de Scheur
    Department of Health, Ethics and Society, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Nurs Ethics 15:186-98. 2008
    ..presents the attitudes of nurses towards three issues concerning their role in euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. A questionnaire survey was conducted with 1509 nurses who were employed in hospitals, home care ..
  28. pmc Black/white differences in attitudes toward physician-assisted suicide
    R L Lichtenstein
    Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 89:125-33. 1997
    In 1994, as the Michigan legislature considered whether to continue a law banning physician-assisted suicide, we conducted a series of surveys on this topic...
  29. ncbi Oregon emergency medical technicians' attitudes toward physician-assisted suicide
    T A Schmidt
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland 97201, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 5:912-8. 1998
    To determine Oregon intermediate and advanced emergency medical technicians' (EMTs') attitudes toward physician-assisted suicide (PAS) and factors associated with those attitudes.
  30. ncbi French hospital nurses' opinion about euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide: a national phone survey
    M K Bendiane
    INSERM U, Universite Aix Marseille, IRD, UMR, ORS PACA, Observatoire Régional de la Santé Provence Alpes Côte d Azur, France
    J Med Ethics 35:238-44. 2009
    ..Hospital nurses are frequently the first care givers to receive a patient's request for euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide (PAS)...
  31. pmc To die, to sleep: US physicians' religious and other objections to physician-assisted suicide, terminal sedation, and withdrawal of life support
    Farr A Curlin
    Pritzker School of Medicine, Universtiy of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 25:112-20. 2008
    ..data from a national survey to estimate the proportion of physicians who currently object to physician-assisted suicide (PAS), terminal sedation (TS), and withdrawal of artificial life support (WLS), and to examine associations ..
  32. pmc Wish to die in end-stage ALS
    S M Albert
    The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig MDA ALS Research Center, Department of Neurology, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Neurology 65:68-74. 2005
    ..In retrospective studies, estimates of hastened dying among seriously ill patients range from <2% in one national survey to as much as 20% in end-stage disease cohorts...
  33. ncbi End-of-life decision-making in six European countries: descriptive study
    Agnes van der Heide
    Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Department of Public Health, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Lancet 362:345-50. 2003
    ..We aimed to investigate frequency and characteristics of end-of-life decision-making practices in six European countries: Belgium, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Switzerland...
  34. ncbi Predictors and correlates of interest in assisted suicide in the final month of life among ALS patients in Oregon and Washington
    Linda Ganzini
    Mental Health Division, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 24:312-7. 2002
    To understand the factors associated with interest in assisted suicide among terminally ill patients, we surveyed 50 caregivers of decedent amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients from Oregon and Washington regarding perceptions of ..
  35. ncbi Responding to requests for physician-assisted suicide: "These are uncharted waters for both of us..."
    Paul B Bascom
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, L475, Center for Ethics in Health Care, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97201, USA
    JAMA 288:91-8. 2002
    Studies of dying patients have shown that about half would like the option of physician-assisted suicide (PAS) to be available for possible future use. Those percentages decrease significantly with each step patients take toward action...
  36. ncbi Views on physician-assisted suicide among family members of Oregon cancer patients
    Linda Ganzini
    Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland VA Medical Center, 97207, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 32:230-6. 2006
    ..their family members participated in a cross-sectional survey to understand agreement in views on physician-assisted suicide (PAS), which was a legal option for these patients...
  37. pmc Views of United States physicians and members of the American Medical Association House of Delegates on physician-assisted suicide
    S N Whitney
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77005, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 16:290-6. 2001
    To ascertain the views of physicians and physician leaders toward the legalization of physician-assisted suicide.
  38. pmc Assisted suicide seekers turn to Switzerland
    Desmond Avery
    Bull World Health Organ 81:310. 2003
  39. ncbi Cancer patients' attitudes toward euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide: the influence of question wording and patients' own definitions on responses
    Lynne Parkinson
    Centre for Research and Education in Ageing, The University of Newcastle, Level 2, David Maddison Clinical Sciences Building, Watt Street, Newcastle, NSW, 2300, Australia
    J Bioeth Inq 2:82-9. 2005
    The aims of this study were to: (1) investigate patients' views on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide (PAS), and (2) examine the impact of question wording and patients' own definitions on their responses.
  40. pmc What people close to death say about euthanasia and assisted suicide: a qualitative study
    A Chapple
    DIPEx, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK
    J Med Ethics 32:706-10. 2006
    To explore the experiences of people with a "terminal illness", focusing on the patients' perspective of euthanasia and assisted suicide.
  41. ncbi Assisted suicide under Swiss law
    Olivier Guillod
    Health Law Institute, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
    Eur J Health Law 12:25-38. 2005
  42. ncbi Euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, and other medical practices involving the end of life in the Netherlands, 1990-1995
    P J van der Maas
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    N Engl J Med 335:1699-705. 1996
    ..In 1995, as part of an evaluation of this procedure, a nationwide study of euthanasia and other medical practices concerning the end of life was begun that was identical to a study conducted in 1990...
  43. ncbi Depression, euthanasia, and improving end-of-life care
    Ezekiel J Emanuel
    J Clin Oncol 23:6456-8. 2005
  44. pmc Survey of doctors' opinions of the legalization of physician assisted suicide
    William Lee
    King s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Department of Psychological Medicine, 10 Cutcombe Rd, London SE59RJ, UK
    BMC Med Ethics 10:2. 2009
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  45. ncbi Physician and family assisted suicide: results from a study of public attitudes in Britain
    C O'Neill
    Harkness Fellow in Health Policy 2001 2002, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 57:721-31. 2003
    Legalisation of assisted suicide presents a dilemma for society. This arises because of a lack of consensus regarding the precedence to be accorded freedom of choice versus the inviolability of human life...
  46. ncbi A nation-wide study on the practice of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in community and hospital pharmacies in The Netherlands
    H S Lau
    Department of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacotherapy, Utrecht Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Netherlands
    Pharm World Sci 22:3-9. 2000
    In recent years the attitudes and practices of euthanasia (E) and physician-assisted suicide (PAS) among health care workers have been evaluated in different countries...
  47. ncbi Religion and nurses' attitudes to euthanasia and physician assisted suicide
    Joris Gielen
    Interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of Religion and World View, Leuven, Belgium
    Nurs Ethics 16:303-18. 2009
    ..to assess the influence of religion and world view on nurses' attitudes towards euthanasia and physician assisted suicide. We searched PubMed for articles published before August 2008 using combinations of search terms...
  48. ncbi Palliative options of last resort: a comparison of voluntarily stopping eating and drinking, terminal sedation, physician-assisted suicide, and voluntary active euthanasia
    T E Quill
    Program for Biopsychosocial Studies, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, NY, USA
    JAMA 278:2099-104. 1997
    ..In the face of ethical and legal controversy about the acceptability of physician-assisted suicide and voluntary active euthanasia, voluntarily stopping eating and drinking and terminal sedation have been ..
  49. pmc When is physician assisted suicide or euthanasia acceptable?
    S Frileux
    Centre for Research in Psychopathology, Mirail University, Toulouse, France
    J Med Ethics 29:330-6. 2003
    To discover what factors affect lay people's judgments of the acceptability of physician assisted suicide and euthanasia and how these factors interact.
  50. ncbi Attitudes on euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide and terminal sedation--a survey of the members of the German Association for Palliative Medicine
    H C Müller-Busch
    Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Therapy and Palliative Care, GK Havelhöhe, D 14089 Berlin, Germany
    Med Health Care Philos 7:333-9. 2004
    ..DGP) has conducted a survey among its physician members in order to evaluate their attitudes towards different end-of-life medical practices, such as euthanasia (EUT), physician-assisted suicide (PAS), and terminal sedation (TS).
  51. ncbi Origins of the desire for euthanasia and assisted suicide in people with HIV-1 or AIDS: a qualitative study
    J V Lavery
    University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Lancet 358:362-7. 2001
    Euthanasia and assisted suicide, and policies to address them are the subjects of contentious debate in many countries. However, the question of why people desire euthanasia or assisted suicide has not been coherently answered...
  52. ncbi Physician assisted suicide in Belgian law
    Herman Nys
    KU, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Health Law 12:39-41. 2005
  53. ncbi Characteristics of end-of-life decisions: survey of UK medical practitioners
    Clive Seale
    School of Social Science and Law, Brunel University, Middlesex, UK
    Palliat Med 20:653-9. 2006
    ..To assess the extent to which UK doctors discuss end-of-life decisions (ELDs) with patients, relatives and colleagues, and to assess the degree to which patients' lives are shortened by ELDs...
  54. ncbi Attitudes towards euthanasia among physicians, nurses and the general public in Finland
    O P Ryynänen
    University of Kuopio, Department of Health Policy and Management, Finland
    Public Health 116:322-31. 2002
    ..of this study was to investigate the attitudes of physicians, nurses and the general public to physician-assisted suicide (PAS), active voluntary euthanasia (AVE) and passive euthanasia (PE) in Finland...
  55. ncbi The reporting rate of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide: a study of the trends
    Mette L Rurup
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Med Care 46:1198-202. 2008
    ..To study trends in reporting rates of euthanasia from 1990 to 2005 in relation to whether recommended or nonrecommended drugs were used, and the most important differences between reported and unreported cases in 2005...
  56. ncbi Experiences of Oregon nurses and social workers with hospice patients who requested assistance with suicide
    Linda Ganzini
    Mental Health Division, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland, OR 97207, USA
    N Engl J Med 347:582-8. 2002
    Oregon's 1997 Death with Dignity Act legalizes physician-assisted suicide. To date, information about patients who have requested this option has come from surveys of physicians...
  57. ncbi Interest in physician-assisted suicide among Oregon cancer patients
    Linda Ganzini
    Oregon Health and Science University OHSU, Interprofessional Palliative Care Fellowship at the Portland VA Medical Center in Portland, Oregon, USA
    J Clin Ethics 17:27-38. 2006
  58. ncbi Oregon hospice chaplains' experiences with patients requesting physician-assisted suicide
    Bryant Carlson
    Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:1160-6. 2005
    Oregon's Death with Dignity Act (ODDA), which legalized physician-assisted suicide (PAS) for terminally ill individuals, was enacted in 1997. Eighty-six percent of the 171 patients who have died by PAS were enrolled in hospice.
  59. ncbi The relationships among clinical depression, suicide, and other actions that may hasten death
    James L Werth
    Department of Psychology, The University of Akron, OH 44325 4301, USA
    Behav Sci Law 22:627-49. 2004
    ..Because of the link between suicide and mental illness, whenever discussion of "assisted suicide" arises, the possibility that major depression is affecting the decision arises...
  60. ncbi Developments in medical law in the United Kingdom in 2005 and 2006
    Renate Gertz
    Arts and Humanities Research Council Research Centre for Studies in Intellectual Property and Technology Law, School of Law, University of Edinburgh
    Eur J Health Law 13:143-58. 2006
    ....
  61. ncbi Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide: a view from an EAPC Ethics Task Force
    Lars Johan Materstvedt
    Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU, N 7491 Trondheim, Norway
    Palliat Med 17:97-101; discussion 102-79. 2003
  62. ncbi Of doctor-patient sex and assisted suicide
    Y Michael Barilan
    Department of Internal Medicine B, Meir Hospital, Kfar Saba, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 5:460-3. 2003
    ..doctor-patient sex with the relaxation and individualization of decisions regarding doctors' involvement in assisted suicide, passive and active euthanasia...
  63. ncbi Granted, undecided, withdrawn, and refused requests for euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide
    Marijke C Jansen-van der Weide
    Department of Public and Occupational Health Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Intern Med 165:1698-704. 2005
    ..of this study were to obtain information about the characteristics of requests for euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide (EAS) and to distinguish among different types of situations that can arise between the request and the ..
  64. ncbi Characteristics of patients requesting and receiving physician-assisted death
    Diane E Meier
    Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute, Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:1537-42. 2003
    ..The characteristics of patients requesting and receiving physician aid in dying are important to the development of public policy...
  65. pmc UK House of Lords rejects physician assisted suicide
    Clare Dyer
    BMJ 332:1169. 2006
  66. pmc Doctors backtrack on assisted suicide
    Zosia Kmietowicz
    BMJ 333:64. 2006
  67. ncbi The euthanasia law in Belgium and the Netherlands
    Luc Deliens
    Lancet 362:1239-40. 2003
  68. ncbi The new Dutch law on euthanasia
    Jurriaan de Haan
    Free University in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Med Law Rev 10:57-75. 2002
  69. pmc GPs' views on changing the law on physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia, and willingness to prescribe or inject lethal drugs: a survey from Wales
    Diana Pasterfield
    Department of General Practice, North Wales Clinical School, Centre for Health Sciences Research, Cardiff University, Wrexham
    Br J Gen Pract 56:450-2. 2006
    If physician-assisted suicide/euthanasia is legalised in the UK, this may be the work of GPs...
  70. ncbi Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide: a comparative survey of physicians, terminally ill cancer patients, and the general population
    M E Suarez-Almazor
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Healthcare Quality and Outcomes Research Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 15:418-27. 1997
    ..Statements related to the legalization of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide were scored using 1-to-7 Likert agreement scales.
  71. ncbi Euthanasia and other end-of-life decisions in the Netherlands in 1990, 1995, and 2001
    Bregje D Onwuteaka-Philipsen
    Department of Social Medicine and Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universitat University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Lancet 362:395-9. 2003
    Empirical data on the rate of euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, and other end-of-life decisions have greatly contributed to the debate about the role of such practices in modern health care...
  72. pmc A protocol for consultation of another physician in cases of euthanasia and assisted suicide
    B D Onwuteaka-Philipsen
    Department of Social Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Med Ethics 27:331-7. 2001
    ..Although this protocol was developed locally, it also employs universal principles. Therefore it can be of use in the development of consultation elsewhere...
  73. ncbi Attitudes, sociodemographic characteristics, and actual end-of-life decisions of physicians in Flanders, Belgium
    F Mortier
    Center for Environmental Philosophy and Bioethics, Ghent University, Blandijnberg 2, B 900 Gent, Belgium
    Med Decis Making 23:502-10. 2003
    ..To study the effect of sociodemographic and attitudinal determinants of physicians making end-of-life decisions (ELDs)...
  74. ncbi Why not physician-assisted death?
    Constantine A Manthous
    Bridgeport Hospital and Yale University School of Medicine, Bridgeport, CT, USA
    Crit Care Med 37:1206-9. 2009
    ..wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippocratic_Oath ). Physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia are topics that engender a strong negative response on the part of many physicians and ..
  75. pmc Assisted suicide and euthanasia in Switzerland: allowing a role for non-physicians
    Samia A Hurst
    Department of Clinical Bioethics, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892 1156, USA
    BMJ 326:271-3. 2003
  76. ncbi Comparative reflections on the Belgian Euthanasia Act 2002
    Maurice Adams
    University of Antwerp, Belgium
    Med Law Rev 11:353-76. 2003
  77. ncbi Prevalence and content analysis of guidelines on handling requests for euthanasia or assisted suicide in Dutch nursing homes
    I Haverkate
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Intern Med 160:317-22. 2000
    The growing number of requests for euthanasia or assisted suicide (EAS) makes it imperative for health care institutions, such as nursing homes, to have written guidelines on how to handle requests for EAS...
  78. pmc Ethical analysis of withdrawing ventricular assist device support
    Paul S Mueller
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 85:791-7. 2010
    ..To describe a series of patients with heart failure supported with a ventricular assist device (VAD) who requested (or whose surrogates requested) withdrawal of VAD support and the legal and ethical aspects pertaining to these requests...
  79. ncbi Attitudes of Oregon psychiatrists toward physician-assisted suicide
    L Ganzini
    Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 153:1469-75. 1996
    After passage, in November 1994, of Oregon's ballot measure legalizing physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill persons, the authors surveyed psychiatrists in Oregon to determine their attitudes toward assisted suicide, the factors ..
  80. pmc Legal physician-assisted dying in Oregon and the Netherlands: evidence concerning the impact on patients in "vulnerable" groups
    Margaret P Battin
    Department of Philosophy, Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    J Med Ethics 33:591-7. 2007
    Debates over legalisation of physician-assisted suicide (PAS) or euthanasia often warn of a "slippery slope", predicting abuse of people in vulnerable groups...
  81. ncbi Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide: a review of the empirical data from the United States
    Ezekiel J Emanuel
    Department of Clinical Bioethics, Warren G Magnuson Clinical Center, Bldg 10, Room 1C118, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892 1156, USA
    Arch Intern Med 162:142-52. 2002
  82. pmc Motivations for physician-assisted suicide
    Robert A Pearlman
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle Division, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 20:234-9. 2005
    To obtain detailed narrative accounts of patients' motivations for pursuing physician-assisted suicide (PAS).
  83. ncbi UK geriatricians' attitudes to active voluntary euthanasia and physician-assisted death
    D Clark
    Academic Palliative Medicine Unit, University of Sheffield, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield S10 2JF, UK
    Age Ageing 30:395-8. 2001
    ..To describe the views of British geriatricians on active voluntary euthanasia and physician-assisted death...
  84. ncbi [Assisted suicide in Switzerland: physicians' position]
    Sandra Burkhardt
    Institut de Medecine Legale, Geneve
    Rev Med Suisse 3:2861-4. 2007
  85. ncbi Life-sustaining treatment and assisted death choices in depressed older patients
    K Blank
    Braceland Center for Mental Health and Aging, Institute of Living, Hartford, Connecticut 06106, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 49:153-61. 2001
    ..medically ill, hospitalized patients on their preferences regarding life-sustaining treatments, physician-assisted suicide (PAS), and euthanasia and to determine the degree to which financial constraints affected their choices...
  86. ncbi Continuous deep sedation until death: palliation or physician-assisted death?
    Mohamed Y Rady
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic Arizona, 5777 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85054, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 27:205-14. 2010
    ..Continuous deep sedation should be distinguished from common sedation practices for palliation and characterized instead as physician-assisted death...
  87. doi Organ donation after physician-assisted death
    Olivier Detry
    Transpl Int 21:915. 2008
  88. ncbi Dutch criteria of due care for physician-assisted dying in medical practice: a physician perspective
    H M Buiting
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Med Ethics 34:e12. 2008
    ..This study investigates whether physicians experience problems with these criteria in medical practice...
  89. ncbi Consultation with another physician on euthanasia and assisted suicide in the Netherlands
    B D Onwuteaka-Philipse
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Department of Social Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Soc Sci Med 51:429-38. 2000
    ..with another physician is considered to be an important safeguard of the practice of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. The objective is to describe the frequency and characteristics of consultation in cases of euthanasia or ..
  90. ncbi Attitudes toward euthanasia and physician assisted suicide: a survey among medical students, oncology clinicians, and palliative care specialists
    M C Marini
    Service of Palliative Care IOSI, Lugano, Switzerland
    Palliat Support Care 4:251-5. 2006
    ....
  91. ncbi Desire for hastened death among patients with advanced AIDS
    Barry Rosenfeld
    Department of Psychology, Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458, USA
    Psychosomatics 47:504-12. 2006
    The recent debate over legalization of physician-assisted suicide has fueled interest in understanding factors that lead medically ill patients to seek a hastened death...
  92. ncbi Assisted suicide: increased support for a change in the law
    Richard Griffith
    School of Health Science, Swansea University
    Br J Community Nurs 14:356-62. 2009
    ..In this article Richard Griffith and Cassam Tengnah review the current stance of the law on assisted dying and discuss laws that allow assisted dying in Australia, Europe and the USA...
  93. ncbi Euthanasia and assisted suicide: comparison of legal aspects in Switzerland and other countries
    S Burkhardt
    Institut Universitaire de Medecine Legale, 9 Avenue de Champel, 1211 Geneve 4, Switzerland
    Med Sci Law 46:287-94. 2006
    The purpose of this paper is to present the legal aspects associated with assisted suicide in Switzerland and compare them with those in other countries...
  94. ncbi Legal regulation of physician-assisted death--the latest report cards
    Timothy E Quill
    Center for Ethics, Humanities, and Palliative Care at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY, USA
    N Engl J Med 356:1911-3. 2007
  95. ncbi U.K. physicians' attitudes toward active voluntary euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide
    George E Dickinson
    College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Death Stud 26:479-90. 2002
    ..intensive care physicians in the United Kingdom on the topics of active voluntary euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide revealed rather different attitudes...
  96. ncbi Characteristics and proportion of dying Oregonians who personally consider physician-assisted suicide
    Susan W Tolle
    Center for Ethics in Health Care, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, School of Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, USA
    J Clin Ethics 15:111-8. 2004
  97. ncbi Physicians' responses to patients' requests for physician-assisted suicide
    R J Kohlwes
    Department of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of California, San Francisco, 4150 Clement St, Campus Box 111, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Arch Intern Med 161:657-63. 2001
    Studies show that patient requests for physician-assisted suicide (PAS) are a relatively common clinical occurrence. The purpose of this study was to describe how experienced physicians assess and respond to requests for assisted suicide.
  98. ncbi Measuring desire for death among patients with HIV/AIDS: the schedule of attitudes toward hastened death
    B Rosenfeld
    Department of Psychology, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York 11201, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 156:94-100. 1999
    As physician-assisted suicide is debated, a need for standardized measurement of desire for death among medically ill individuals has emerged...
  99. pmc Dutch experience of monitoring euthanasia
    Bregje D Onwuteaka-Philipsen
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Centre, 1081 BT Amsterdam, Netherlands
    BMJ 331:691-3. 2005
  100. ncbi Physician-assisted suicide: the dangers of legalization
    H Hendin
    American Suicide Foundation, New York, NY 10028
    Am J Psychiatry 150:143-5. 1993
    The authors examine physician-assisted suicide in the light of what is known about suicide and terminal illness, exploring the potential for abuse if legalization occurs...
  101. ncbi Oregon physicians' responses to requests for assisted suicide: a qualitative study
    Steven K Dobscha
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Portland, Oregon 97207, USA
    J Palliat Med 7:451-61. 2004
    ..To improve our understanding of physicians' reactions to requests for assisted suicide, we performed semistructured interviews of 35 Oregon physicians who had received requests from patients...

Research Grants27

  1. SURVEY OF END OF LIFE PRACTICES.
    Diane Meier; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..Recent highly publicized cases of physician-assisted suicide have greatly intensified public and professional debate about the morality of such actions...
  2. PATTERNS CARE FOR CANCER PATIENTS AT END OF LIFE
    Ellen McCarthy; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..end one's own life when gravely ill, although the 1997 Supreme Court ruled against the right to a physician-assisted suicide. Nonetheless, those continuing to lead public calls for more individual control over the dying process have ..
  3. FACULTY DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE IN AGING RESEARCH
    Thomas Cavalieri; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  4. Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Stalking Offenders
    Barry Rosenfeld; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  5. Measuring hopelessness at the end of life
    Barry Rosenfeld; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..explanatory variable in end-of-life despair, including the desire for hastened death, interest in physician assisted suicide, and suicidal ideation...
  6. Clinical Versus Experiential Views of Genetic Disability
    CAROL GILL; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  7. Toward Optimal End-of-Life Care in the PICU
    Robert Truog; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  8. A Program for Expanding ELSI Undergraduate Pedagogy
    Ronald Green; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This proposal represents a logical next step in the employment of the skills and resources we have developed at Dartmouth for undergraduate ELSI education. ..
  9. LATE LIFE DEPRESSION OUTCOME & MEDICAL ILLNESS SEVERITY
    JEFFREY LYNESS; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The results will directly inform future research, including identifying subjects for interventions as well as identifying theoretical models of depression pathogenesis that merit more definitive testing. ..
  10. Pain and Behavioral Symptoms in Dementia: A Pilot Study
    Lois Miller; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Content analysis of field notes kept throughout the intervention will be used to modify the intervention and evaluate the feasibility of testing it in a larger randomized clinical trial. ..
  11. Managing Incidental Findings and Research Results in Genomic Biobanks and Archive
    Susan M Wolf; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..abstract_text> ..
  12. Reducing Barriers to Pain and Fatigue Management
    Betty Ferrell; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  13. Rapid Assessment of Drug Law & Policy in the FSU & CEE
    Zita Lazzarini; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  14. DESIRE FOR DEATH AMONG TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS WITH AIDS
    William Breitbart; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..compelling and clinically relevant issue in palliative care today concerns desire for death and physician assisted suicide (PAS)...
  15. Targeting AKT as a novel therapy in pancreatic cancer
    Richard Bold; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..These results will provide mechanistic as well as pre-clinical data in support of our hypothesis and will allow for the development of novel therapy of human pancreatic cancer. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  16. Intervention with High-Risk, Runaway Youth
    Elizabeth Arnold; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  17. Oncology Nursing Education in End of Life Care
    Betty Ferrell; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This proposal includes extensive evaluation planned to monitor individual and institutional dissemination. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  18. Hospice Intervention for Older Adults With End Stage Renal Disease
    Lewis Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  19. PATIENT AND PUBLIC EDUCATION IN CANCER PAIN MANAGEMENT
    Betty Ferrell; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..This course will impact 120 healthcare settings to improve pain management and quality of life in cancer patients and to establish model pain education programs for national dissemination. ..
  20. End of Life Nursing Education through Graduate Programs
    Betty Ferrell; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This proposal includes extensive evaluation planned to monitor individual and institutional dissemination. ..
  21. Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy in Advanced Cancer
    William Breitbart; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Larger, randomized controlled trials of Meaning-Centered Group Psychotherapy will be conducted in the future utilizing the insights learned from this pilot intervention study. ..
  22. Depression, Cytokines, and Pancreatic Cancer
    William Breitbart; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  23. DEPRESSION/DESIRE FOR DEATH IN TERMINAL CANCER PATIENTS
    William Breitbart; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..for death provides a link to understanding why patients might want to end their lives or request physician-assisted suicide (PAS) in the face of terminal illness...
  24. End of Life Communication Skills for Oncology Fellows
    Anthony Back; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This program will create a formal curriculum for communication skills that could be replicated in many institutions to improve the quality of oncologists-patient communication--and ultimately the quality of cancer care--nationwide. ..
  25. Improving Care for Children with Advanced Cancer
    Joanne Wolfe; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  26. Worker Health and Safety in Chinatown Restaurants: A CBPR Study
    Meredith Minkler; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Findings of this study will help lay the groundwork for a larger study testing the efficacy of restaurant- and policy-level interventions to improve restaurant worker health and safety. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..