Review Collection: Euthanasia

22 reviews


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.

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, 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.

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 03 October 2019