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OBJECTIVE As physician-assisted suicide is debated, a need for standardized measurement of desire for death among medically ill individuals has emerged. The authors present preliminary validation data for a new self-report instrument, the Schedule of Attitudes Toward Hastened Death. METHOD The participants were 195 patients with HIV/AIDS from two sites:(More)
A number of studies have demonstrated that pain is dramatically undertreated among patients with AIDS and that opioids in particular are rarely prescribed. To date, however, there has been no systematic attempt to examine patient-related barriers to the management of pain in AIDS. This study examines potential patient-related barriers to pain management in(More)
Concerns are often raised regarding the credibility of patients' report of pain and this concern is heightened among individuals with AIDS, where many patients have a history of injection drug use. This study compared the pain experience, adequacy of pain management and psychological well-being among patients with AIDS who reported a history of injection(More)
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