Attitudes of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and their care givers toward assisted suicide.

@article{Ganzini1998AttitudesOP,
  title={Attitudes of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and their care givers toward assisted suicide.},
  author={Linda K Ganzini and Wendy S.W. Johnston and Bentson H. Mcfarland and Susan W. Tolle and Myung Ah Lee},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={339 14},
  pages={967-73}
}
BACKGROUND AND METHODS Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neuromuscular disease that causes gradual paralysis, respiratory failure, and death, usually within three to five years after it has been diagnosed. Between 1995 and 1997, we surveyed patients with this disease in Oregon and Washington, as well as their family care givers, in order to determine their attitudes toward assisted suicide. Patients were considered to be willing to contemplate assisted suicide if they agreed with the… CONTINUE READING
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