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Title: Voluntary stopping of eating and drinking in Switzerland from different points of view : protocol for a mixed-methods study
Authors : Stängle, Sabrina
Schnepp, Wilfried
Mezger, Mirjam
Büche, Daniel
Fringer, André
Published in : JMIR Research Protocols
Volume(Issue) : 7
Issue : 12
Publisher / Ed. Institution : JMIR Publications
Issue Date: 2018
License (according to publishing contract) : CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Cross-sectional study; Explorative descriptive qualitative research; Focus group interviews; Palliative care; Practical recommendation; Project protocol; Questionnaire; Voluntary stopping of eating and drinking
Subject (DDC) : 610.73: Nursing
Abstract: “To die with dignity” has reached the significance of a core value in democratic societies. Based on this unconditional value, people require autonomy and care. "Voluntary stopping of eating and drinking" (VSED) represents an alternative to assisted suicide because no one else is involved in the action of death fastening, even though from outside, it might be considered as an extreme form of passive euthanasia. However, there are no data available about the prevalence and frequency of either explicit VSED or the implicit reduction of food and liquid in Switzerland. The responsible and independent ethics committee of the Greater Region of Eastern Switzerland (EKOS 17/083) approved this study.
Departement: Health Professions
Organisational Unit: Institute of Nursing (IPF)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.2196/10358
ISSN: 1929-0748
Published as part of the ZHAW project : Voluntary Stopping of Eating and Drinking (VSED) in Switzerland from different points of view
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