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The attitudes of socially marginalized men toward physician-assisted suicide.
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PMID:  21375117     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Bioethics and public policy literature suggests that socially marginalized populations may be at increased risk for overuse of physician-assisted suicide (PAS) were it to become more accepted. Yet the attitudes of socially marginalized populations toward PAS have not been widely studied. The present study surveyed a sample of men in a substance abuse recovery program. Participants completed a PAS attitude questionnaire and a religiosity measure. Support for PAS was fairly evenly split, with 52.2% indicating general opposition to PAS and 46.9% indicating general support. Greater religiosity was associated with more negative attitudes toward PAS. Higher educational level was associated with more acceptance. Overall attitudes toward PAS were considerably more negative than those of Dr. George Domino's (2003) general population sample.
Authors:
Louisa A Parks; Diane C Zelman; Richard L Wanlass
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Omega     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0030-2228     ISO Abbreviation:  Omega (Westport)     Publication Date:    2010-2011
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1272106     Medline TA:  Omega (Westport)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  111-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
The California School of Professional Psychology, USA. louisaparks@sbcglobal.net
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