Journal article

Common dedication to facilitating good dying experiences: Qualitative study of end-of-life care professionals' attitudes towards voluntary assisted dying

Sarah-May Blaschke, Penelope Schofield, Keryn Taylor, Anna Ugalde

PALLIATIVE MEDICINE | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Debate about appropriate and ethically acceptable end-of-life choices is ongoing, which includes discussion about the legalization of voluntary assisted dying. Given health professionals' role in caring for patients at the end life, their stance towards assisting a person with dying can have implications for policy development and implementation in jurisdictions where law changes are being considered. AIM: To explore end-of-life care professionals' attitudes towards voluntary assisted dying 6 months prior to vote on legalization. DESIGN: Qualitative study using textual data collected through semi-structured interviews. Purposive sampling strategy used to collect a broad represent..

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Grants

Awarded by Victorian Cancer Agency Early Career Seed Grant


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship and/or publication of this article: Anna Ugalde is supported by a Victorian Cancer Agency Early Career Seed Grant (grant no.: ECSG14037). No other funding was sought for this research project.