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Voluntary euthanasia: ethical concepts and definitions

09 May 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Euthanasia is a highly emotive and contentious subject, giving rise to a great deal of debate. However, despite its frequent exposure in public and professional...

Euthanasia-foreseeing death or intending death?

12 February 1997

Nursing Standard

Ethics

Decisions made about the treatment or non-treatment of individuals who are seriously ill are inevitably complex. Staff can often feel ambivalent about the decision...

The prospects for nursing if euthanasia is legalized

28 July 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

As the debate about the legalisation of euthanasia continues, Antoni Banaszak examines the professional and legal implications for nurses. He argues that the case of...

Euthanasia: the legal issues

16 May 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The legal status of euthanasia is frequently deliberated. It remains unlawful in Britain and advocates for a change in the law are vigorously opposed by those who...

AIDS, euthanasia and nursing

29 May 1996

Nursing Standard

Special focus:aids

The AIDS epidemic confronts society with an abundance of medical, legal and ethical dilemmas. In addition to being socially stigmatising, AIDS is accompanied by a...

Euthanasia: a need for reform

05 March 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Recent high profile right-to-die cases have served to heighten the confusion surrounding euthanasia, particularly in relation to active and passive euthanasia. It is...

Risk of suicide in patients with dementia: a case study

13 November 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Evidence indicates that the risk of attempted suicide is a significant issue among people with dementia, however there is a lack of information to guide professional...

Ethical aspects of withdrawing and withholding treatment

25 April 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Decisions about withdrawing and withholding treatment are common in health care. During almost every encounter between health professionals and patients a decision...

Why assisted suicide must remain illegal in the UK

04 January 2012

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Many people with life-limiting disease are vulnerable to emotional distress associated with physical, spiritual, psychological and social stressors. Psychological...

Exploring the case for assisted dying in the UK

04 January 2012

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses the concepts of euthanasia, assisted suicide and physician-assisted suicide, under the umbrella term of assisted dying, from a pro-assisted...