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dc.creatorBanović, Božidar
dc.creatorTuranjanin, Veljko
dc.creatorCorović, Emir
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-08T16:52:03Z
dc.date.available2020-01-08T16:52:03Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn2251-6085
dc.identifier.urihttp://rhinosec.fb.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/397
dc.description.abstractBackground: Physician-assisted suicide is one of the features with very different legal solutions in the world. In Serbia, physician-assisted suicide is a crime, within a crime of the assisted suicide. The possibility of the legislation of the voluntary active euthanasia may open the door to the decriminalization of the physician-assisted suicide. Methods: Data were obtained from the Clinical Hospital Center in Kragujevac, Republic of Serbia collected during 2015. The research included 88 physicians: 57 male physicians (representing 64.77% of the sample) and 31 female physicians (35.23% of the sample). Due to the nature, subject, and hypothesis of the research, the authors used descriptive method and the method of the theoretical content analysis. Results: We have raised numerous questions. A slight majority of the physicians (58%) believes that physician-assisted suicide should be legalized, while 42% is for another solution. 90.9% took a viewpoint that it is completely unacceptable legalization of the physician-assisted suicide for all age groups, while the remaining 9.1% is to such legislative move. From the other side, 40.7% of respondents would prescribe a lethal dose of the medicament to the patient, who is in the terminal stage of the incurable disease, but, 59.3% would not do it. Interesting is that 13.8% of the physician had a patient who asked for the information how to commit suicide, and 12.5% gave them such information. Conclusion: Physicians in Serbia are divided on this issue. The majority of them are for the legalization of medical assistance to suicide, but there is a strong division among them on various issues.en
dc.publisherIranian Scientific Society Medical Entomology, Tehran
dc.relationFaculty of Law, University of Kragujevac
dc.relationClinical Hospital Center in Kragujevac
dc.rightsrestrictedAccess
dc.sourceIranian Journal of Public Health
dc.subjectPhysician-assisted suicideen
dc.subjectAssisted suicideen
dc.subjectSerbiaen
dc.subjectLegalizationen
dc.titlePhysician-assisted Suicide in Serbiaen
dc.typearticle
dc.rights.licenseARR
dcterms.abstractТурањанин, Вељко; Цоровић, Емир; Бановић, Божидар;
dc.citation.volume47
dc.citation.issue4
dc.citation.spage538
dc.citation.epage545
dc.citation.other47(4): 538-545
dc.citation.rankM23
dc.identifier.wos000431189100009
dc.identifier.pmid29900138
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-85045898011
dc.identifier.rcubconv_477
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