Attitudes toward and desire for assisted suicide among persons with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

@article{Achille2003AttitudesTA,
  title={Attitudes toward and desire for assisted suicide among persons with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.},
  author={Marie A. Achille and James R. P. Ogloff},
  journal={Omega},
  year={2003},
  volume={48 1},
  pages={1-21}
}
This study aimed at investigating attitudes toward assisted suicide among individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and the differences in health status (illness severity and functional disability) and psychosocial adjustment (depression, perceived stress, social support, and coping) between those in favor of and those against assisted suicide. This study also aimed at describing the characteristics of terminally-ill individuals who acknowledge contemplating assisted suicide. Forty-four… CONTINUE READING