Physicians" attitudes toward elder suicide

by Lori M. Secouler

Publisher: Garland Pub. in New York

Written in English
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  • Older people -- Suicidal behavior,
  • Older people -- Suicidal behavior -- United States,
  • Older people -- Suicidal behavior -- United States -- Public opinion,
  • Physicians (General practice) -- United States -- Attitudes,
  • Public opinion -- United States

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 85-88) and index.

StatementLori M. Secouler.
SeriesGarland studies on the elderly in America
LC ClassificationsHV6545.2 .S43 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 91 p. ;
Number of Pages91
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL686066M
ISBN 100815330057
LC Control Number97032973

  In at least two ways, physician-assisted suicide is an even graver offense than other, more “solitary” forms of suicide: first, physician-assisted suicide morally implicates others in the evil of suicide; and second, the legalization of physician-assisted suicide tends to lead, both in theory and in practice, to euthanasia. Changing Attitudes Toward Euthanasia ALICE V MIEHLING Introduction Down through history, death has been feared, dreaded, accepted, or even welcomed, but--except in cases of suicide-people have had little choice in how they died. Today there is a growing concern about the process of dying. "LettingCited by: 2. Medical Concerns About Physician-Assisted Suicide Peter M. McGough, M.D.* The November 8, passage of Oregon's Meas which permits physicians to comply with the request of a competent adult patient with less than six months to live for a prescription for lethal. Psychology consultation can identify and help correct patient nonadherence, differentiate unexplained symptoms of pain, and manage family dysfunction. From a practical standpoint, consultation can directly and immediately benefit physicians, who, short on time, may be overwhelmed by a patient’s emotional needs and/or disturbing behaviors.

OBJECTIVE: After passage, in November , of Oregon's ballot measure legalizing physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill persons, the authors surveyed psychiatrists in Oregon to determine their attitudes toward assisted suicide, the factors influencing these attitudes, and how they might both respond to and follow up a request by a primary care physician to evaluate a terminally ill.   Assisted suicide is a concept contrary to public safety and a recipe for elder abuse — Americans are right to be skeptical of these laws. Join Opinion on .   Physician-assisted suicide is legal in only two U.S. states, yet requests to doctors for such help remain common across the country. As the PBS Frontline documentary “The Suicide Plan” notes, there is an “underground world” that has “added new layers of moral and legal complexity to one of the most polarizing issues in America.”. The practice has been legal in Oregon and.

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ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: ix, 91 pages ; 23 cm. Contents: Ch. The Problem of Elder Suicide --Ch. Factors Contributing to Elder Suicide --Ch. Historical Overview of Suicide --Ch. Study of Physicians' Attitudes Toward Elder Suicide --Ch.

V.A Review of Recent Writings Regarding Suicide --Ch. Epilogue. Physicians' Attitudes Toward Elder Suicide (Garland Studies on the Elderly in America): Medicine & Health Science Books @ ed by: 2.

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Description; Series. Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the results of surveys about attitudes toward euthanasia and related issues that was conducted among palliative care specialists, health care professionals of a cancer center, and first- and second-year medical students.

Methods: By means of an anonymous questionnaire with different hypothetical scenarios concerning physician assisted suicide Cited by: OBJECTIVES: To examine and compare attitudes of elderly outpatients and their families toward physician-assisted suicide (PAS), explore sociodemographic and health correlates of these attitudes, assess family members' ability to predict patients' attitudes toward PAS, and determine family members' ability to agree on these predictions.

Attitudes toward Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia among Physicians in Washington State List of authors. Jonathan S.

Cohen, Stephan D. Fihn, Edward J. Boyko, Albert R. Jonsen, and Robert W. Wood; et by:   Physicians' attitudes toward PAS are sharply polarised. In our study, we assessed seven variables that could potentially influence these attitudes.

These variables were age, gender, specialty, location of practice, whether the physician was currently practising, whether a physician cared for patients with terminal illness and whether a Cited by: 1. Author(s): Secouler,Lori M, Title(s): Physicians' attitudes toward elder suicide/ Lori M. Secouler.

Country of Publication: United States Publisher: New York. Public opinion polls conducted from to found that Americans support both euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. Although public opinion regarding end-of-life decisions appears to have been influenced by the events of the times, Americans have consistently favored the freedom to end one's life when the perceived quality of life has significantly diminished, either by one's own.

©— Bioethics Research Library Box Washington DC   The answers to these questions should reflect the change in public sentiment toward euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide over the past 8 decades.

Findings Attitudes toward voluntary euthanasia As a social issue, euthanasia has generated both. [PDF Download] Hippocrates' Handmaidens: Women Married to Physicians (Haworth Women's Studies). As PAS implies, modern attitudes toward death and dying consider the subject of assisted suicide to fall within the purview of medical practice, despite the American Medical Association's opposition to PAS on the grounds that it is antithetical to a doctor's role as healer.

5 U.S. physicians remain sharply divided on assisted suicide, with Cited by: 4. Kevorkian, who had been tried and acquitted repeatedly in the assisted deaths of seriously ill people, was convicted of murder in Michigan in for an assisted suicide that was shown on national television.

Meanwhile, inthe Supreme Court upheld state laws banning assisted suicide (in most U.S. states assisting in a suicide is a crime). In addition, the study sought to examine the attitudes of physicians toward assisted suicide of AIDS patients and how such attitudes are influenced by professional and personal characteristics.

Also, the study sought to explore the use of psychiatric consultation in a hypothetical setting of a request for assisted suicide from an AIDS by:   Abstract. The contemporary Western world is rife with explicit and implicit forms of ageism or prejudice and discrimination against persons on the basis of age.

According to the standard gerontological narrative, our contemporary ageist attitudes arose as an effect of the technological, social, and political changes that ushered in the modernist : Alan Pope. “Attitudes of Michigan Physicians and the Public Toward Legalizing Physician-Assisted Suicide and Voluntary Euthanasia.” February 1, Jerald G.

Bachman, Kirsten H. Alcser, David J. Doukas, Richard L. Lichtenstein, Amy D. Corning, and Howard Brody. G.E. Dickinson C.J.

Lancaster D. Clark S.H. Ahmedzai W. Noble () ArticleTitle ‘U.K. Physicians Attitudes Toward Active Voluntary Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide’ Death Stud 26 IssueID 6 – Occurrence Handle / Occurrence Handle Cited by: Physicians' Responses to Six Statements Expressing Attitudes toward Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia.

The values shown are the percentages of total responses in each category. The statements are Cited by: Family Physician Attitudes Toward Physician-Assisted Suicide Description: With recent laws allowing physicians to assist in a terminally ill patient’s suicide under certain circumstances, the debate concerning the appropriate and ethical role for physicians has intensified.

Little is known about attitudes toward physician-assisted suicide (PAS) in various ethnic groups. This study compares attitudes held by older Mexican. Suicide and Euthanasia on Participating Physicians Kenneth R. Stevens, Jr., M.D., FACR* Abstract: This is a review and evaluation of medical and public literature regarding the reported emotional and psychological effects of participa-tion in physician-assisted suicide (PAS) and euthanasia on.

Objective: After passage, in Novemberof Oregon's ballot measure legalizing physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill persons, the authors surveyed psychiatrists in Oregon to determine their attitudes toward assisted suicide, the factors influencing these attitudes, and how they might both respond to and follow up a request by a primary care physician to evaluate a terminally ill Cited by: As our national debate about assisted suicide and euthanasia continues, it would seem that a book on the subject whose author is both a physician and a priest would be extremely useful.

Michael Manning's work, however, although well meaning, ultimately offers nothing that cannot be obtained elsewhere in clearer and occasionally more correct form. In a book written by Ian Dowbiggin, he takes it back to the days of Darwin, and that euthanasia is another way of cutting down the population, then helping people.

Assisted Suicide, Coercion and Elder Abuse. Attitudes Toward Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide/5(38). "The book is extremely well balanced: in each section there is usually an argument for and against the positions raised. It is a useful and well-thought-out text.

It will make people think and discuss the problems raised, which I think is the editor's main purpose." -- Journal of Medical Ethics" a volume that is to be commended for the clarity of its contributions, and for the depth it 5/5(1).

Have you ever wondered about the opinions of practicing doctors toward euthanasia (the doctor deliberately hastens the death of a terminally ill patient) and physician-assisted suicide (the patient hastens his or her own death, with the help of a doctor).

To achieve a better understanding of doctors' attitudes and practices regarding these. Physician-Assisted Suicide: Considering the Evidence, Existential Distress, and an Emerging Role for Psychiatry Abilash A.

Gopal, MD Physician-assisted suicide (PAS) is one of the most provocative topics facing society today. Given the great responsibility conferred on physicians by recent laws allowing PAS, a careful examination of this subject isFile Size: 64KB.

Fenn, DS & Ganzini, L' Attitudes of Oregon psychologists toward physician-assisted suicide and the Oregon Death With Dignity Act ', Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, vol.

30, no. 3, pp. Cited by:. The book contains actual suicide letters as well as letters to the author reaching out for help. The author, herself a physician, has carved out a niche as an advocate for changing the medical system to make physician suicides less likely/5. On February 6th,the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that competent adults suffering intolerably from a grievous and irremediable medical condition have the right to the assistance of a physician in ending their own lives, an act known as physician-assisted death, and later defined as medical assistance in dying, allowing for provision by a physician or a nurse practitioner.

As of June Author: Patricia Hizo-Abes, Lauren Siegel, Gil Schreier, Gil Schreier.control, with physicians centralizing control through the hospitalization of dying until the s when movements for patient-control over medicalized dying emerged.

The contemporary debate continues this struggle. Vanderpool comes closer than his colleagues to showing how patient attitudes toward end-of-life issues are so deeply constructed by.