Declarations on euthanasia and assisted dying

Inbadas, H. , Zaman, S., Whitelaw, S. and Clark, D. (2017) Declarations on euthanasia and assisted dying. Death Studies, 41(9), pp. 574-584. (doi:10.1080/07481187.2017.1317300) (PMID:28398131) (PMCID:PMC5951142)

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Abstract

Declarations on end of life issues are advocacy interventions that seek to influence policy, raise awareness and call others to action. Despite increasing prominence, they have attracted little attention from researchers. Our study tracks the emergence, content and purpose of declarations concerned with assisted dying and euthanasia, in the global context. We identified 62 assisted dying/euthanasia declarations covering 1974–2016, and analysed them for: originating organization, geographic scope, format, and stated viewpoint on assisted dying/euthanasia. The declarations emerged from diverse organizational settings and became more frequent over time. Most opposed assisted dying/euthanasia.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Clark, Professor David and Inbadas, Reverend D Hamilton and Zaman, Dr Shahaduz and Whitelaw, Dr Alexander
Authors: Inbadas, H., Zaman, S., Whitelaw, S., and Clark, D.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Journal Name:Death Studies
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:0748-1187
ISSN (Online):1091-7683
Published Online:11 April 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Hamilton Inbadas, Shahaduz Zaman, Sandy Whitelaw, and David Clark
First Published:First published in Death Studies 41(9): 574-584
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
645151Interventions at the end of life: social, historical and comparative analysis to promote global improvement.David ClarkWellcome Trust (WELLCOME)103319/Z/13/ZIS - INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES