Review Collection: Desire for hastened death

20 reviews


Lowers J, Scardaville M, Hughes S, Preston NJ. Comparison of the experience of caregiving at end of life or in hastened death: a narrative synthesis review. BMC Palliat Care. 2020 Oct 8;19(1):154. doi: 10.1186/s12904-020-00660-8.

Patel T, Christy K, Grierson L, Shadd J, Farag A, O'Toole D, Lawson J, Vanstone M. Clinician responses to legal requests for hastened death: a systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative research. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2020 Jun 29:bmjspcare-2019-002018. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-002018. Epub ahead of print.


Chauliac N, Leaune E, Gardette V, Poulet E, Duclos A. Suicide Prevention Interventions for Older People in Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Facilities: A Systematic Review. J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 2019 Dec 16;891988719892343. doi: 10.1177/0891988719892343. [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.

Rodríguez-Prat A, Balaguer A, Crespo I, Monforte-Royo C. Feeling like a burden to others and the wish to hasten death in patients with advanced illness: A systematic review. Bioethics. 2019 Apr 8. doi: 10.1111/bioe.12562. [Epub ahead of print]

Shepard MD, Perepezko K, Broen MPG, Hinkle JT, Butala A, Mills KA, Nanavati J, Fischer NM, Nestadt P, Pontone G. Suicide in Parkinson's disease. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2019 Jan 19. pii: jnnp-2018-319815. doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2018-319815. [Epub ahead of print]


Elmore J, Wright DK, Paradis M. Nurses' moral experiences of assisted death: A meta-synthesis of qualitative research. Nurs Ethics. 2018 Dec;25(8):955-972. doi: 10.1177/0969733016679468. Epub 2016 Dec 28.

Klingman KJ, Sullivan S. Associations between Sleep Disorders and Comfort at End-of-Life: Opportunities for Improvement. Sleep Med Res. 2018 Dec 30;9(2):110-114. doi:

Rodríguez-Prat A, van Leeuwen E. Assumptions and moral understanding of the wish to hasten death: a philosophical review of qualitative studies. Med Health Care Philos. 2018 Mar;21(1):63-75. doi: 10.1007/s11019-017-9785-y.

Wand APF, Peisah C, Draper B, Brodaty H. Understanding self-harm in older people: a systematic review of qualitative studies. Aging Ment Health. 2018 Mar;22(3):289-298. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2017.1304522. Epub 2017 Mar 22.


Bellido-Pérez M, Monforte-Royo C, Tomás-Sábado J, Porta-Sales J, Balaguer A. Assessment of the wish to hasten death in patients with advanced disease: A systematic review of measurement instruments. Palliat Med. 2017 Jun;31(6):510-525. Epub 2016 Oct 22.

Rodríguez-Prat A, Balaguer A, Booth A, Monforte-Royo C. Understanding patients' experiences of the wish to hasten death: An updated and expanded systematic review and meta-ethnography. BMJ Open. 2017 Sep 29;7(9):e016659. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016659.


Ivanović N, Büche D, Fringer A. Voluntary stopping of eating and drinking at the end of life - a 'systematic search and review' giving insight into an option of hastening death in capacitated adults at the end of life. BMC Palliat Care. 2014 Jan 8;13(1):1. doi: 10.1186/1472-684X-13-1.


Monforte-Royo C, Villavicencio-Chávez C, Tomás-Sábado J, Mahtani-Chugani V, Balaguer A. What lies behind the wish to hasten death? A systematic review and meta-ethnography from the perspective of patients. PLoS One. 2012;7(5):e37117.Epub 2012 May 14.


Robson A, Scrutton F, Wilkinson L, MacLeod F. The risk of suicide in cancer patients: a review of the literature. Psychooncology. 2010 Dec;19(12):1250-8. doi: 10.1002/pon.1717.


Robertson M. Suicidal ideation in the palliative care patient: considerations for health care practice. Aust Soc Work. 2008 Jun;61(2):150-167.


McPherson CJ, Wilson KG, Murray MA. Feeling like a burden to others: a systematic review focusing on the end of life. Palliat Med. 2007 Mar;21(2):115-28.


Hudson PL, Kristjanson LJ, Ashby M, Kelly B, Schofield P, Hudson R, Aranda S, O'Connor M, Street A. Desire for hastened death in patients with advanced disease and the evidence base of clinical guidelines: a systematic review. Palliat Med. 2006 Oct;20(7):693-701.

Hudson PL, Schofield P, Kelly B, Hudson R, O'Connor M, Kristjanson LJ, Ashby M, Aranda S. Responding to desire to die statements from patients with advanced disease: recommendations for health professionals. Palliat Med. 2006 Oct;20(7):703-10.

Last updated 28 October 2020