Year: 1995 Source: Nursing Outlook, v.43, no.4, (July/August 1995), p.174-179 SIEC No: 19950428

This article describes nurses’ attitudes toward active euthanasia, their reasons for opposing or supporting it, the effect legalization would have on their attitudes, & the conditions necessary for them to participate in euthanasia. 80 nurses were interviewed in San Francisco & Tuscon. 17 of the 80 respondents, citing patient autonomy, ethically justified active euthanasia. Over half of the nurses said that even if the law allowed active euthanasia, their stance against it would not change.