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Persona y Bioética

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CASAS, María de la Luz et al. ENCUESTA PILOTO COMPARATIVA DE OPINIÓN DE MÉDICOS, ENFERMERAS Y ESTUDIANTES DE MEDICINA SOBRE EL SUICIDIO ASISTIDO EN UN HOSPITAL PRIVADO DEL DISTRITO FEDERAL. pers.bioét. [online]. 2007, vol.11, n.2, pp.186-195. ISSN 0123-3122.

In order to know the health staffs opinions about suicide assisted by doctors, an anonymous and confidential survey (Likerts style) was made in a private hospital at the Federal District. The target group consisted of 99 people like this: 33 doctors, 33 nurses and 33 students of Medicine. Statistic management was distributed between two tails of squared Ji, with the error coefficient of Pearson. The survey's main result shows a significant difference between students, doctors and nurses opinions regarding the application of assisted suicide because of the quality of life, which nurses support. In our conclusions we make notice the need to improve a palliative care in order to increase the patients' quality of life, as well as to decrease euthanasia demanding. According to every World Deontological Codes, it is non ethic; and according the most of countries in the world, it is not legal.

Palavras-chave : Euthanasia; assisted suicide; disthanasia; orthothanasia.

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