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Sohar, B; Großschädl, F; Meier, IM; Stronegger, WJ.
[Effects of care experience to the attitude of active euthanasia among the Austrian population–a cross sectional study].
Pflege. 2015; 28(6):339-345
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Großschädl Franziska
Meier Isabella Maria
Sohar Birgit
Stronegger Willibald

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Attitudes towards active euthanasia by request of competent patients who are seriously or incurable ill people are common in public debates. There is still a lack of knowledge on how people with care experience differ in their attitudes towards active euthanasia from those without. The aim of this study is to find out if and how care experience has an effect on the attitude toward voluntary active euthanasia. In spring 2014 a cross-sectional survey was conducted among the Austrian population by a self-developed questionnaire (on basis of a qualitative pilot study). An online-survey was distributed among persons aged 16 to 65 years and a postal survey among those aged 65 years and older (n=725). Descriptive data was analysed with IBM SPSS Version 2.0. Ethical approval has been provided by the Medical University Graz. 48% of the respondents have experience with care, 8.6% as physicians or nurses, 43.7% as family caregiver and 50% as not caring relatives. Multiple answers were possible. People with caring experience–as nurses or family caregiver–show a significantly lower approval of voluntary active euthanasia (p=0.04). Care experiences have an impact on the attitude towards voluntary active euthanasia. Thus, experiences of caring should be better included in end-of-life debates.
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Attitude of Health Personnel -
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Ethics, Nursing -
Euthanasia, Active - ethics
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