ATE Scale to Assess Attitudes towards Euthanasia among Health Professionals in Pokhara, Nepal

Authors

  • Sudhir Raman Parajuli Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara, Nepal
  • Rabin Gautam WHO, Nepal
  • Sidarth Timsinha Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara, Nepal
  • Anil Subedi Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara, Nepal
  • Suman Pokhrel Birat Medical College, Biratnagar, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/njms.v6i1.36726

Keywords:

Attitude, Euthanasia, Scale

Abstract

Introduction: Most people want to live up to old age with no pain and sufferings. This study is meant to know the opinion of doctors and nursing professionals regarding euthanasia which is an important component for practising euthanasia in Nepal, which is a debated topic in the whole world and Nepal is no exception.
Methods: A descriptive study design was used to conduct this study. ATE scale was used which includes ten questionnaires.
Results: The ATE scale used in this study showed to have internal consistency, with Cronbach alpha at 0.736. Men were found to be more supportive of Euthanasia.
Conclusion: Overall, this study suggests that health professionals from Pokhara have a positive attitude towards Euthanasia with patients request taken as more important.

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Author Biographies

Sudhir Raman Parajuli, Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara, Nepal

Lecturer

Department of Forensic Medicine

Rabin Gautam, WHO, Nepal

Researcher

Sidarth Timsinha, Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara, Nepal

Associate Professor

Department of Forensic Medicine

Anil Subedi, Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara, Nepal

Lecturer

Department of Psychiatry

Suman Pokhrel, Birat Medical College, Biratnagar, Nepal

Lecturer

Department of Physiology

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Published

2021-04-30

How to Cite

Parajuli, S. R., Gautam, R., Timsinha, S., Subedi, A., & Pokhrel, S. (2021). ATE Scale to Assess Attitudes towards Euthanasia among Health Professionals in Pokhara, Nepal. Nepal Journal of Medical Sciences, 6(1), 14–19. https://doi.org/10.3126/njms.v6i1.36726

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