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What people close to death say about euthanasia and assisted suicide: a qualitative study.

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OBJECTIVE: To explore the experiences of people with a "terminal illness", focusing on the patients' perspective of euthanasia and assisted suicide. METHOD: A qualitative study using narrative interviews was conducted throughout the UK. The views of the 18 people who discussed euthanasia and assisted suicide were explored. These were drawn from a maximum variation sample, who said that they had a "terminal" illness, malignant or non-malignant. RESULTS: That UK law should be changed to allow ...

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10.1136/jme.2006.015883

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Chapple, A More by this author
Ziebland, S More by this author
McPherson, A More by this author
Herxheimer, A More by this author
Journal:
Journal of medical ethics
Volume:
32
Issue:
12
Pages:
706-710
Publication date:
2006-12-05
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EISSN:
1473-4257
ISSN:
0306-6800
URN:
uuid:00e1c4a8-cb7a-48c0-9b7a-9dc6f9f476e6
Source identifiers:
220717
Local pid:
pubs:220717

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