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Killing while caring: the nurses of Hadamar.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12735075     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This research was conducted to examine the participation of nurses in the euthanasia program as it existed in the time of National Socialism in Germany and to describe the participation of nurses at one of the six killing centers, Hadamar, located near Frankfurt, Germany. Over 10,000 mentally and physically handicapped patients were killed by nurses as a part of the euthanasia programs, with over 100,000 being killed in all. Factors influencing the nurses' willingness to kill are described and include the socialization of the German people toward euthanasia as well as ideological commitment, economic factors, and putative duress.
Susan Benedict
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Biography; Historical Article; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Issues in mental health nursing     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0161-2840     ISO Abbreviation:  Issues Ment Health Nurs     Publication Date:    2003 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-08     Completed Date:  2003-05-27     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907126     Medline TA:  Issues Ment Health Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-79     Citation Subset:  E; N    
College of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina, 99 Jonathan Lucas Street, Charleston, SC 29425, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel
Disabled Persons / history*
Ethics, Nursing / history
Euthanasia / history*
History, 20th Century
Homicide / history*
Hospitals, Psychiatric / history
National Socialism / history*
Nursing Staff / history*
Grant Support
1R01LM06653-01A1/LM/NLM NIH HHS
Personal Name Subject
Personal Name Subject:
Irmgard Huber; Pauline Kneissler; Minna Zachow; Edith Korsch; Kathe Gumbmann

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