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The Patient's Wish to DieResearch, Ethics, and Palliative Care$
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Christoph Rehmann-Sutter, Heike Gudat, and Kathrin Ohnsorge

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198713982

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713982.001.0001

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Comment on ‘Expressed desire for hastened death: a phenomenologic inquiry’ 10 years later

Comment on ‘Expressed desire for hastened death: a phenomenologic inquiry’ 10 years later

(p.45) Chapter 4 Comment on ‘Expressed desire for hastened death: a phenomenologic inquiry’ 10 years later
The Patient's Wish to Die

Nessa Coyle

Oxford University Press

This chapter comments, with the 2004 study 'Expressed desire for hastened death: a phenomenologic inquiry’ in mind, on developments over the last 10 years It is striking that things are both the same and yet different. The conclusion of the 2004 study—that the expression of a desire for hastened death has many meanings and uses and is a tool of communication—is found to remain valid. However, one major difference since the 2004 study was conducted is that in those caring for the terminally ill there is a greater awareness of the multidimensional and interrelated factors experienced by the dying, and their influence on demoralization, hopelessness, and in turn the desire to hasten death. There is also an increased focus on interdisciplinary teams as well as the development of communication skill training.

Keywords:   desire for hastened death, communication, developments, interdisciplinary teams

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