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Paul Clay Sorum ; Etienne Mullet ;Psicológica 2014, 35 (3)

Autor: Aslı Bugay

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Psicológica ISSN: 0211-2159 psicologica@uv.es Universitat de València España Bugay, Asl; Clay Sorum, Paul; Mullet, Etienne The acceptability of physician-assisted suicide as a function of circumstances: A preliminary study of Turkish students’ views Psicológica, vol.
35, núm.
3, septiembre-diciembre, 2014, pp.
715-727 Universitat de València Valencia, España Disponible en: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=16931900023 Cómo citar el artículo Número completo Más información del artículo Página de la revista en redalyc.org Sistema de Información Científica Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal Proyecto académico sin fines de lucro, desarrollado bajo la iniciativa de acceso abierto Psicológica (2014), 35, 715-727. The acceptability of physician-assisted suicide as a function of circumstances: A preliminary study of Turkish students’ views Aslı Bugay1, Paul Clay Sorum2, and Etienne Mullet3 1 2 3 TED University, Ankara, Turkey Albany Medical College, New York, USA Institute of Advanced Studies (EPHE), Paris, France The views of young Turkish people on the acceptability of physicianassisted suicide (PAS) in the case of patients suffering from intractable pain or in a state of complete dependence were examined.
Ninety-nine participants aged 18-25 were presented with scenarios depicting different situations in which a patient, who suffered from an illness that left her in a state of complete dependence or in a state of severe physical pain, requested for a life-ending procedure.
In these scenarios age, curability of the disease and whether or not the patient actually requested PAS were furthermore manipulated.
Participants were asked to indicate the extent to which PAS would be an acceptable procedure in each scenario.
A relative majority of participants (31%) expressed the view that, irrespective of circumstances, PAS was never acceptable.
A substantial minority of participants (27%) expressed ...





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