The euthanasia debate: attitudes, practices and psychiatric considerations.

  title={The euthanasia debate: attitudes, practices and psychiatric considerations.},
  author={Harvey Max Chochinov and K. Gordon Wilson},
  journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie},
  volume={40 10},
OBJECTIVE To review the current status of the euthanasia debate by examining public and physician attitudes towards euthanasia, the practice of euthanasia in the Netherlands, recent developments in Canada and other countries, psychosocial considerations related to the desire for death in terminally ill patients, and the roles that psychiatrists may be asked to play in the event of legislative reform involving discriminalization. METHODS A literature review was conducted focusing on recent… CONTINUE READING