Incurable Ill Patients Attitudes Towards Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide (ESPIL)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00495482|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 3, 2007
Last Update Posted : November 14, 2012
Euthanasia and assisted dying are of growing interest for patients with incurable diseases. The possible methods are widely discussed by patient-societies, physicians, lawyers, theologians and philosophers. During the last years several opinion-polls were conducted with healthy people or medical stuff, but no surveys were conducted to get the attitude of incurable ill patients.
The hypothesis of the investigators' study is: "Palliative Care Medicine is a better option for incurable ill patients than an assisted suicide."
|Condition or disease|
|Incurable Cancer Diseases Other Incurable Diseases|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||200 participants|
|Official Title:||Incurable Ill Patients Attitudes to Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: A Prospective, Multi-Centre Trial in Palliative Care Units in Saxony|
|Study Start Date :||September 2006|
|Study Completion Date :||January 2010|
Patients receiving palliative care due to incurable illness
- Patients intention to assisted suicide [ Time Frame: up to four weeks after beginning of palliative treatment ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00495482
|Klinikum St. Georg gGmbH|
|Leipzig, Saxonia, Germany, 04105|
|Principal Investigator:||Armin R Sablotzki, MD||Klinikum St. Georg Leipzig, Clinics of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Therapy|
|Study Director:||Matthias Thieme, MD||Klinikum St. Georg Leipzig, Clinics of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Therapy|