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Health professionals generally have more restrictive attitudes towards assisted dying in dementia than the public
  1. Nathan Davies
  1. Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health, University College London, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to : Dr Nathan Davies, Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health, University College London, Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street, London NW3 2PF, UK; Nathan.davies.10{at}ucl.ac.uk

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Implications for practice and research

  • Different levels of advocating for assisted dying between people with dementia and health professionals may mean professionals need more confidence, support and awareness to have these conversations.

  • Further qualitative research is needed to explore in more detail the views carers and people with dementia have about assisted dying.

Context

There is growing attention on assisted suicide and dementia internationally.1 At the end of life we see people with dementia lose their ability to make their own decisions and maintain control. This is often epitomised by dignity which was once intrinsic and controlled by the individual …

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