Among the patients, 52 percent (n=34) had attempted suicide and 80 percent (n=53) had been hospitalized for psychiatric reasons.
Most patients had more than one psychiatric condition and depressive disorders were the primary psychiatric issue in 55 percent (n=36) of cases.
Consultation with other physicians was extensive but in 11 percent (n=7) of cases there was no independent psychiatric input and 24 percent (n=16) of cases involved disagreements among physicians.
Euthanasia review committees found only one case failed to meet the criteria for legal due care among all 110 reported psychiatric EAS cases during 2011 to 2014, the study reports.
Euthanasia has a purpose and should be evaluated as humanely filling a void created by our sometimes inhumane modern society. 8) To those who support euthanasia it might be defined as follows: The term euthanasia is used generally to refer to an easy or painless death.
In our society, suicide is always traumatic for families and friends. Voluntary euthanasia involves a request by the dying patient or that person? Passive or negative euthanasia involves not doing something to prevent death, that is, allowing someone to die; active or positive euthanasia involves taking deliberate action to cause a death.
Nearly 90% of physicians in another study agreed that ?
sometimes it is appropriate to give pain medication to relieve suffering, even if it may hasten a patient? On the other hand there are some who could make an argument against euthanasia.
For many variables, data had to be abstracted from narrative summaries translated from another language.
The available sample did not reflect all cases involving psychiatric disorders.