A Research Study Of Attitudes And Quality Of Death Essay

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Past and relevant research has given researchers the ability to measure attitudes regarding end-of-life interventions for the terminally ill, associations between end-of-life interventions and quality of life, as well as characteristics that favor or do not favor such interventions. Some studies indicate that age and relationship to the terminally ill patient are associated with specific attitudes within interventions. A common attitude among all populations is to choose a method that avoids suffering. Due to the ethical and moral issues pertaining to end-of-life interventions and its association to quality of life, researchers chose to administer questionnaires with open-ended sections. Questionnaire sampling was appropriate for the study of attitudes and quality of death, because the researchers were able define, answer questions, and eliminate threats to validity through negatively worded questions. For this reason, data is often collected from patients, caregivers, and health care professionals who meet the criteria of the study. For instance, Yun et al. (2011) interviewed cancer patients, oncologists, family caregivers, and the general public to determine if there was a difference in attitudes toward end-of-life interventions. They gained participants through oncological referrals of all cancer patients at clinics, relative that provide the most care to the patients, all oncologists in the area, and random selection of telephone numbers to include the general…

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