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What influences intentions to request physician-assisted euthanasia or continuous deep sedation?

(2018) DEATH STUDIES. 42(8). p.491-497
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The increasing prevalence of euthanasia in Belgium has been linked to changing attitudes. Using National health survey data (N=9651), we investigated Belgian adults' intention to ask a physician for euthanasia or continuous deep sedation in the hypothetical scenario of a terminal illness and examined its connection to sociodemographic and health characteristics. Respectively, 38.3 and 25.8% could envisage asking for euthanasia and continuous deep sedation. Those with very bad to fair subjective health and with depression more likely had an intention to ask for euthanasia, which suggests need for attention in the evaluation of requests from specific patient groups.
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OF-LIFE DECISIONS, DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS, NATIONWIDE SURVEY, UNTIL DEATH, CANCER, BELGIUM, METAANALYSIS, POPULATION, PREVALENCE, BEHAVIOR

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Scherrens, Anne-Lore, Marc Roelands, Lieve Van den Block, Benedicte Deforche, Luc Deliens, and Joachim Cohen. 2018. “What Influences Intentions to Request Physician-assisted Euthanasia or Continuous Deep Sedation?” Death Studies 42 (8): 491–497.
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Scherrens, A.-L., Roelands, M., Van den Block, L., Deforche, B., Deliens, L., & Cohen, J. (2018). What influences intentions to request physician-assisted euthanasia or continuous deep sedation? DEATH STUDIES, 42(8), 491–497.
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Scherrens A-L, Roelands M, Van den Block L, Deforche B, Deliens L, Cohen J. What influences intentions to request physician-assisted euthanasia or continuous deep sedation? DEATH STUDIES. 2018;42(8):491–7.
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Scherrens, Anne-Lore, Marc Roelands, Lieve Van den Block, et al. “What Influences Intentions to Request Physician-assisted Euthanasia or Continuous Deep Sedation?” DEATH STUDIES 42.8 (2018): 491–497. Print.
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  abstract     = {The increasing prevalence of euthanasia in Belgium has been linked to changing attitudes. Using National health survey data (N=9651), we investigated Belgian adults' intention to ask a physician for euthanasia or continuous deep sedation in the hypothetical scenario of a terminal illness and examined its connection to sociodemographic and health characteristics. Respectively, 38.3 and 25.8\% could envisage asking for euthanasia and continuous deep sedation. Those with very bad to fair subjective health and with depression more likely had an intention to ask for euthanasia, which suggests need for attention in the evaluation of requests from specific patient groups.},
  author       = {Scherrens, Anne-Lore and Roelands, Marc and Van den Block, Lieve and Deforche, Benedicte and Deliens, Luc and Cohen, Joachim},
  issn         = {0748-1187},
  journal      = {DEATH STUDIES},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {8},
  pages        = {491--497},
  title        = {What influences intentions to request physician-assisted euthanasia or continuous deep sedation?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07481187.2017.1386734},
  volume       = {42},
  year         = {2018},
}

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