An international perspective of active euthanasia: attitudes of nurses in seven countries.

@article{Davis1993AnIP,
  title={An international perspective of active euthanasia: attitudes of nurses in seven countries.},
  author={Anne J. Davis and Bruce Davidson and M Hirschfield and Sirkka Lauri and Jianyun Lin and Astrid Norberg and Lori Phillips and Ernest R. Pitman and Ching-hui Shen and R Vander Laan},
  journal={International journal of nursing studies},
  year={1993},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={301-10}
}
This exploratory study examines the ethical justification that cancer care and dementia care nurses gave for active voluntary euthanasia. A convenient sample of 319 nurses working in seven countries was interviewed using a structured interview guide. The great majority of the nurses could not ethically justify active voluntary euthanasia. Even if the law changed, only 96 of the total sample viewed active voluntary euthanasia as ethical. For those nurses who could ethically justify active… CONTINUE READING

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