Stability of attitudes regarding physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia among oncology patients, physicians, and the general public.

@article{Wolfe1999StabilityOA,
  title={Stability of attitudes regarding physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia among oncology patients, physicians, and the general public.},
  author={Joanne Wolfe and Diane L. Fairclough and Brian R. Clarridge and Edna Daniels and Ezekiel J. Emanuel},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={1999},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={1274}
}
PURPOSE Attitudes regarding the ethics of physician-assisted suicide (PAS) and euthanasia have been examined in many cross-sectional studies. Stability of these attitudes has not been studied, and this is important in informing the dialog on PAS in this country. We evaluated the stability of attitudes regarding euthanasia and PAS among three cohorts. METHODS Subjects included 593 respondents: 111 oncology patients, 324 oncologists, and 158 members of the general public. We conducted initial… CONTINUE READING

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