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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

22

Number

2

Page Numbers

pages 28-36

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2017

Abstract

Case studies describing end-of-life scenarios were used to assess college students’ attitudes toward euthanasia. Students used a five-point rating scale to judge if a case was ethical. Major field of study and religious conviction did not prove to be significant factors. The age of the person described in a scenario did influence ethics ratings, but not in the hypothesized direction. Euthanasia was judged to be more ethical in situations involving younger adults than in situations involving older adults.

Subject

Psychology--Periodicals

Keyword

euthanasia; ethics; healthcare; end-of-life care; case studies; aging

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

6 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 22 no. 2 2017

Rights

Under copyright.

Included in

Psychology Commons

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