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Requests for Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide in Establishment of Accommodation for Dependent Old Persons. (DESAGE)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03353870
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : November 27, 2017
Last Update Posted : November 27, 2017
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Study Description
Brief Summary:

The main aim of this project is to analyze and understand the meaning of explicit requests to hasten death (euthanasia and assisted suicide) from older people living in an Establishment of accommodation for dependent old persons.

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
Qualitative Research Euthanasia Assisted Suicide Aging Other: qualitative interview

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 15 participants
Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Requests for Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide in Establishment of Accommodation for Dependent Old Persons.
Anticipated Study Start Date : January 1, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 31, 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 31, 2018

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Suicide
U.S. FDA Resources

Groups and Cohorts

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
qualitative interview
This study has only one arm
Other: qualitative interview
individual qualitative interview


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 45 semi-structured interview [ Time Frame: one year ]
    qualitative data analysis - theorical saturation

  2. demographic and socio-economic questionnaires of 15 persons [ Time Frame: one year ]
    socioeconomic analysis


Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Person living in an establishment of accomation for dépendent old person and requesting an euthanasia.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • They live in an establishment of accommodation for dependent old persons
  • They have to be ill.
  • They have request for euthanasie or assisted suicide
  • They are in capacity to meet researchers for interview,
  • They aggreed to make an individual interview
  • They are covered by the French social security system

Exclusion Criteria:

  • They have neurocognitives disorders that can't allow an individual interview
  • They did not express themselves a request for euthanasia ou assisted suicide
  • They disagreed to participate
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03353870


Contacts
Contact: Régis Aubry, PR +33 03 81 21 83 21 raubry@chu-besancon.fr
Contact: Aurélie Godard-Marceau, PHD +33 03 81 21 83 21 amarceau@chu-besancon.fr

Sponsors and Collaborators
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Besancon
More Information

Responsible Party: Régis AUBRY, PR, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Besancon
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03353870     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Régis Aubry
First Posted: November 27, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 27, 2017
Last Verified: November 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Suicide
Suicide, Assisted
Self-Injurious Behavior
Behavioral Symptoms