Review Collection: Euthanasia

27 reviews


Kelley LT, Coderre-Ball AM, Dalgarno N, McKeown S, Egan R. Continuing Professional Development for Primary Care Providers in Palliative and End-of-Life Care: A Systematic Review. J Palliat Med. 2020 May 21. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2020.0060. Epub ahead of print.


Andriessen K, Krysinska K, Castelli Dransart DA, Dargis L, Mishara BL. Grief After Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide. Crisis. 2019 Oct 28:1-18. doi: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000630. [Epub ahead of print]

Brooks L. Health Care Provider Experiences of and Perspectives on Medical Assistance in Dying: A Scoping Review of Qualitative Studies. Can J Aging. 2019 Sep;38(3):384-396. doi: 10.1017/S0714980818000600. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Castelli Dransart DA, Lapierre S, Erlangsen A, Canetto SS, Heisel M, Draper B, Lindner R, Richard-Devantoy S, Cheung G, Scocco P, Gusmão R, De Leo D, Inoue K, De Techterman V, Fiske A, Hong JP, Landry M, Lepage AA, Marcoux I, Na PJ, Neufeld E, Ummel D, Winslov JH, Wong C, Wu J, Wyart M. A systematic review of older adults' request for or attitude toward euthanasia or assisted-suicide. Aging Ment Health. 2019 Dec 10:1-11. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2019.1697201. [Epub ahead of print]

Gamondi C, Fusi-Schmidhauser T, Oriani A, Payne S, Preston N. Family members' experiences of assisted dying: A systematic literature review with thematic synthesis. Palliat Med. 2019 Jun 27:269216319857630. doi: 10.1177/0269216319857630. [Epub ahead of print]

Gerson SM, Koksvik GH, Richards N, Materstvedt LJ, Clark D. The Relationship of Palliative Care With Assisted Dying Where Assisted Dying is Lawful: A Systematic Scoping Review of the Literature. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Dec 24;S0885-3924(19)31066-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.12.361. [Epub ahead of print].

Gerson SM, Bingley A, Preston N, Grinyer A. When is hastened death considered suicide? A systematically conducted literature review about palliative care professionals' experiences where assisted dying is legal. BMC Palliat Care. 2019 Aug 31;18(1):75. doi: 10.1186/s12904-019-0451-4.

Husain MA, Mohammad I, Nageshwar V, Sridhar KMK. Does Knowledge and Attitude is Needed Regarding Euthanasia in Clinical Course? A Narrative Review Based on an Available Literature. Med Leg Update. 2019;19(1):56-60. doi: 10.5958/0974-1283.2019.00012.4.

Roest B, Trappenburg M, Leget C. The involvement of family in the Dutch practice of euthanasia and physician assisted suicide: a systematic mixed studies review. BMC Med Ethics. 2019 Apr 5;20(1):23. doi: 10.1186/s12910-019-0361-2.

Silvius JL, Memon A, Arain M. Medical Assistance in Dying: Alberta Approach and Policy Analysis. Can J Aging. 2019 Sep;38(3):397-406. doi: 10.1017/S0714980819000175. Epub 2019 May 3.

Suva G, Penney T, McPherson CJ. Medical Assistance in Dying: A Scoping Review to Inform Nurses' Practice. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2019 Feb;21(1):46-53. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000486.


Cuman G, Gastmans C. Minors and euthanasia: a systematic review of argument-based ethics literature. Eur J Pediatr. 2017 Jul;176(7):837-847. doi: 10.1007/s00431-017-2934-8. Epub 2017 Jun 1.

Diehl-Schmid J, Jox R, Gauthier S, Belleville S, Racine E, Schüle C, Turecki G, Richard-Devantoy S. Suicide and assisted dying in dementia: What we know and what we need to know. A narrative literature review. Int Psychogeriatr. 2017 Aug;29(8):1247-1259. doi: 10.1017/S1041610217000679. Epub 2017 May 2.


Tomlinson E, Stott J. Assisted dying in dementia: a systematic review of the international literature on the attitudes of health professionals, patients, carers and the public, and the factors associated with these. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2015 Jan;30(1):10-20. Epub 2014 Jul 10.


Capurro D, Ganzinger M, Perez-Lu J, Knaup P. Effectiveness of eHealth interventions and information needs in palliative care: a systematic literature review. J Med Internet Res. 2014 Mar 7;16(3):e72.

Vézina-Im LA, Lavoie M, Krol P, Olivier-D'Avignon M. Motivations of physicians and nurses to practice voluntary euthanasia: a systematic review. BMC Palliat Care. 2014 Apr 10;13(1):20.


Hendry M, Pasterfield D, Lewis R, Carter B, Hodgson D, Wilkinson C. Why do we want the right to die? A systematic review of the international literature on the views of patients, carers and the public on assisted dying. Palliat Med. 2013 Jan;27(1):13-26.Epub 2012 Nov 5.

Steck N, Egger M, Maessen M, Reisch T, Zwahlen M. Euthanasia and assisted suicide in selected European countries and US states: systematic literature review. Med Care. 2013 Oct;51(10):938-44.


Levene I, Parker M. Prevalence of depression in granted and refused requests for euthanasia and assisted suicide: a systematic review. J Med Ethics. 2011 Apr;37(4):205-11. Epub 2011 Jan 27.

McCormack R, Clifford M, Conroy M. Attitudes of UK doctors towards euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide: A systematic literature review. Palliat Med. 2011 Mar 10. [Epub ahead of print]

McCormick AJ. Self-determination, the right to die, and culture: a literature review. Soc Work. 2011 Apr;56(2):119-28.


Dees M, Vernooij-Dassen M, Dekkers W, van Weel C. Unbearable suffering of patients with a request for euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide: an integrative review. Psychooncology. 2010 Apr;19(4):339-52.


Gielen J, van den Branden S, Broeckaert B. Religion and nurses' attitudes to euthanasia and physician assisted suicide. Nurs Ethics. 2009 May;16(3):303-18.

Quaghebeur T, Dierckx de Casterlé B, Gastmans C. Nursing and euthanasia: a review of argument-based ethics literature. Nurs Ethics. 2009 Jul;16(4):466-86.


De Bal N, Gastmans C, Dierckx de Casterlè B. Nurses' involvement in the care of patients requesting euthanasia: a review of the literature. Int J Nurs Stud. 2008 Apr;45(4):626-44.


Parkinson L, Rainbird K, Kerridge I, Clover K, Ravenscroft P, Cavenagh J, Carter G. Patients' attitudes towards euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide: A systematic review of the literature published over fifteen years. Monash Bioethics Review. 2006 Oct;25(4):19-43.


Dickinson GE, Clark D, Winslow M,  Marples R. US physicians' attitudes concerning euthanasia and physician-assisted death: A systematic literature review. Mortality. 2005 Feb;10(1):43-52.

Last updated 30 June 2020