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Requests for Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide (DESA)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02845817
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 27, 2016
Last Update Posted : July 27, 2016
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Maison Médicale Jeanne Garnier
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Besancon

Brief Summary:

This study take place in the palliative care units of Burgundy-Franche-Comté regions and at the Maison Médicale Jeanne Garnier. The main aim of this project is to analyze and understand the meaning of explicit requests to hasten death (euthanasia and assisted suicide).

This involves conducting interviews with patients, carers to whom the request has been expressed and a relative chosen by the patient. This study aims to describe the request over time. This will be done through two series of interviews, one as soon as it is first expressed, then one week later.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Palliative Care End of Life Euthanasia Assisted Suicide Qualitative Research Other: Qualitative research Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 31 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Requests for Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: a Prospective, Multicenter and Qualitative Study of Their Frequency and Characteristics, of Patients' Motivations and Their Evolution
Study Start Date : September 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2015

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MedlinePlus related topics: Suicide

Arm Intervention/treatment
Qualitative research
Semi-structured interviews
Other: Qualitative research
Semi-structured interviews




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 70 semi-structured interviews [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Qualitative data analysis - Theoretical concept saturation and thematic analyses. [analyze and understand the meaning of explicit requests to hasten death (euthanasia and assisted suicide)]



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult not under guardianship or curatorship,
  • Hospitalized in palliative care units of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region and in the Maison Médicale Jeanne Garnier in Paris,
  • At the end of life due to advanced stage disease or a major change in the state of health of an elderly person,
  • They have made an explicit request for euthanasia or assisted suicide,
  • They are in capacity to meet researchers for interview,
  • Having consented to interviews,
  • They are covered by the French social security system.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Adult under guardianship or curatorship,
  • They are underage,
  • They are not hospitalized in Palliative Care Unit of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region and in the Maison Médicale Jeanne Garnier,
  • The request was expressed by another person or not explicit,
  • They didn't consent to interviews,
  • The request appears in the context of a situation other than illness or a general change in state of health
  • They are not in capacity to meet researchers for interviews.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02845817


Locations
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France
CHRU Besançon - Palliative Care Unit
Besançon, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France, 25000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Besancon
Maison Médicale Jeanne Garnier
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Régis AUBRY, PR Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Besançon
Principal Investigator: Danièle LEBOUL, MCU Maison Médicale Jeanne Garnier
Principal Investigator: Frédéric GUIRIMAND, DR Maison Médicale Jeanne Garnier
Principal Investigator: Aline CHASSAGNE, IRC Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Besançon
Principal Investigator: Florence MATHIEU-NICOT, Phd Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Besançon
Principal Investigator: Anne BOUSQUET, Phd Maison Médicale Jeanne Garnier
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Responsible Party: Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Besancon
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02845817    
Other Study ID Numbers: DESA
First Posted: July 27, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 27, 2016
Last Verified: July 2016
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Death
Suicide
Suicide, Assisted
Self-Injurious Behavior
Behavioral Symptoms
Pathologic Processes