Attitudes of Chinese Oncology Physicians Toward Death with Dignity

  title={Attitudes of Chinese Oncology Physicians Toward Death with Dignity},
  author={Hui-ping Chen and Bo-yan Huang and Ting-wu Yi and Yao-tiao Deng and Jie Liu and Jie Zhang and Yu-qing Wang and Zong-yan Zhang and Yu Jiang},
  booktitle={Journal of palliative medicine},
BACKGROUND Death with dignity (DWD) refers to the refusal of life-prolonging measures for terminally ill patients by "living wills" forms in advance. More and more oncology physicians are receiving DWD requests from advance cancer patients in mainland China. OBJECTIVE The study objective was to investigate the attitudes of Chinese oncology physicians toward the legalization and implementation of DWD. METHODS A questionnaire investigating the understanding and attitudes toward DWD was… CONTINUE READING