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Attitude of nurses towards euthanasia: a cross-sectional study in Iran

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(2019) Attitude of nurses towards euthanasia: a cross-sectional study in Iran. International Journal of Palliative Nursing. pp. 274-282. ISSN 1357-6321

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Abstract

Background: Nurses play a major role in providing end-of-life care, and euthanasia is considered to be one of the most important ethical challenges that care providers can face. Aim: To assess the nurses' attitude towards euthanasia in Iran. Methods: The cross-sectional study included nurses who worked in intensive and critical care, as well as dialysis units of a teaching hospital affiliated to Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, who were selected by the census sampling technique. Data were collected using a two-part questionnaire encompassing the demographic characteristics of nurses and the 20-item Euthanasia Attitude Scale. Results: The overall score of nurses' attitudes towards euthanasia, ranging from one to five, was 2.71 +/- 0.45, indicating a negative attitude and opposition towards euthanasia. Alongside this, the results demonstrated that there was no significant relationship between demographic characteristics and nurses' attitudes toward euthanasia. Conclusion: In general, nurses in Iran oppose euthanasia. This can be attributed to the context of religious beliefs and culture in Iran as an Islamic country.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Safarpour, H.UNSPECIFIED
Keykha, R.UNSPECIFIED
Varasteh, S.UNSPECIFIED
Sargazi, V.UNSPECIFIED
Mirmortazavi, M.UNSPECIFIED
Tavakolian, N.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Euthanasia Assisted suicide Physician-assisted suicide Non-treatment decisions Islamic ethics physician-assisted suicide of-life decisions palliative care students Nursing
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Page Range: pp. 274-282
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 25
Number: 6
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.12968/ijpn.2019.25.6.274
ISSN: 1357-6321
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/2391

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