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A study on Healthcare Professionals’ Attitude towards Euthanasia for the Terminally Ill

Chima R. Marak , Gamre (2013) A study on Healthcare Professionals’ Attitude towards Euthanasia for the Terminally Ill. Other thesis, Christ University.

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Abstract

The study tries to explore the attitudes that healthcare professionals have towards euthanasia for the terminally ill. In order to understand euthanasia, having knowledge of the term euthanasia and the history of euthanasia is crucial. Previous studies conducted on euthanasia and attitudes towards euthanasia showed that majority of the studies focussed on separate analysis of attitudes of the healthcare professionals. A total of 75 participants were taken for the study, out of that 52% had a positive attitude towards euthanasia whereas 48% had a negative attitude. The study has used Euthanasia Attitude Scale to determine the level of positive or negative attitudes with regard to euthanasia. In conclusion, the study found out that majority of the participants had a favourable attitude towards euthanasia. The stated result did not show to be statistically significant. The author is of the view that with the advancement in times, the society also becomes aware and more accepting to concepts which are socially ostracised. The scope for further studies on a similar topic is wide and encouraged, as there are many more areas that need to be explored and studied. Keywords: Euthanasia, Physician Assisted Suicide, Healthcare Professionals, Attitudes on Euthanasia, Terminally Ill.

Item Type:Thesis (Other)
Subjects:Thesis > MPhil > Social Work
ID Code:6323
Deposited By:Knowledge Center Christ University
Deposited On:25 Jul 2014 19:21
Last Modified:25 Jul 2014 19:21

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