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Medical end-of-live decisions: attitudes and practices in 6 european countries

Objective

Advances in medical technology and the emphasis in modern society on patient autonomy have, among other factors, increased the scientific and societal debate on the role of medicine at the end of life. In this project, the incidence, characteristics and attitudes concerning end-of-life decision-making will be assessed in 6 European countries in two surveys. The first involves the medical decision-making that preceded a random sample of death cases; the second involves experiences and attitudes of a random sample of general practitioners and other physicians frequently confronted with death. The data will be analysed in the light of differences in the health care systems and in cultural, socio-economic and other characteristics. The results of this project will help physicians, citizens and public health policy makers in Europe in developing rational, evidence-based policies.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM
Address
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
1738 Rotterdam
Netherlands

Participants (8)

CARREGGI HOSPITAL
Italy
Address
Via Di S. Salvi 12
50135 Firenze
GENT UNIVERSITY
Belgium
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
LUND UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
Paradisgatan 2
221 00 Lund
UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN
Denmark
Address
Noerregade 10
1017 Koebenhavn K/copenhaegen
UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH
Switzerland
Address
71,Raemistrasse 71
CH-8091 Zurich
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT AMSTERDAM - VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERWIJS
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Bruxelles
WISE & MUNRO LEARNING RESEARCH
Netherlands
Address
8,Azaleastraat 85
2565 CD Den Haag