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1. Title Title of document The attitudes of nursing students to euthanasia
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Ladan Naseh; School of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
 
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4. Description Abstract One of the most common morally controversial issues in endof-life care is euthanasia. Examining the attitudes of nursing students to this issue is important because they may encounter situations related to euthanasia during their clinical courses. The aim of our study was to examine nursing students' attitudes to euthanasia in Shahrekord city in western Iran. This was done using the Euthanasia Attitude Scale. The scale is divided into four categories, ie ethical considerations, practical considerations, treasuring life and naturalistic beliefs. Of 132 nursing students, 120 participated in the study (response rate 93.1%). According to the study's findings, 52.5%, 2.5% and 45% of the students reported a negative, neutral and positive attitude to euthanasia, respectively. There was a significant correlation between the nursing students' attitudes to euthanasia and some demographic characteristics, including sex, age and religious beliefs. Iranian Muslim nursing students participating in the study had a negative attitude to euthanasia. Further studies are recommended among nursing students from different cultures and of different religious faiths.
 
5. Publisher Organizing agency, location Forum for Medical Ethics Society
 
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7. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2016-11-30
 
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10. Identifier Uniform Resource Identifier http://www.issuesinmedicalethics.org/articles/the-attitudes-of-nursing-students-to-euthanasia/
 
11. Source Title; vol., no. (year) Indian Journal of Medical Ethics;: Of beginnings, middles and endings
 
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