Guest Editor: Settimio Monteverde
From Nursing Ethics
This special issue of Nursing -Ethics explores different perspectives and possible future directions of nursing in the context of assisted dying. There is a need for a deeper analysis from the perspective of nursing ethics in the light of actual and potential legislative changes globally. Although medical and nursing bodies have declared that assisted dying is ‘‘not part’’ of the profession’s scope, standards of diligence have been formulated in meeting the patients’ requests. Right-to-die associations accompanying the patient in the last step of self-administering the lethal drug generally have a broad public support.
Nursing and assisted dying: Understanding the sounds of silence
First Published February 9, 2017