Year: 2003 Source: Omega, v.48, no.1, (2003-2004), p.1-21 SIEC No: 20052122

This study explored attitudes toward assisted suicide among people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), & the differences in health status & psychosocial adjustment between those for & those against assisted suicide. The study also describes the characteristics of terminally ill people who contemplated assisted suicide. 44 people diagnosed with ALS were surveyed about their attitudes & the situation that would make them contemplate assisted suicide. The results found that 70% of the sample thought assisted suicide morally acceptable & 60% thought it should be legalized. (LC) (57 refs)