Knowledge, Opinions and Behaviors of Senior Nursing Students in Turkey Regarding Euthanasia and Factors in Islam Affecting These
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The descriptive study was conducted to investigate the knowledge, opinions, behaviors of senior nursing students regarding euthanasia and factors in Islam influencing these. Almost all students (97.7%) knew about euthanasia. Their knowledge, opinions and behaviors were affected by their beliefs about death, religious beliefs and the idea of being subject to euthanasia themselves. Religion influenced whether they wanted euthanasia to be legalized or would carry it out secretly. Students who would be willing for their relatives to undergo euthanasia would not want to participate in this. Knowledge about the concept of euthanasia should be increased and the subject further investigated in many dimensions.
KeywordsEuthanasia Bioethical issues Suicide Death Nursing students Muslims
I wish to acknowledge the invaluable contribution of the students who participated in this study.
The trial was not funded by any institution or organization.
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Conflict of interest
The author declared no conflict of interest.
In order to carry out the study, written permission was received from the Institutional Review Board for Non-Interventional Clinical Studies (IRB No:10. https://doi.org/10.2018/348). Informed verbal consent was obtained from the students.
Human Subjects Approval
Study design, data collection, data analysis and manuscript preparation were implemented by JGY.
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