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Tordella, Mary A.; Neutens, James J. – Journal of School Health, 1979
Since euthanasia is a contemporary issue in health education, an attitude test on the subject has been developed for college students. (JD)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, College Students, Euthanasia, Health Education
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Hounshell, Paul B.; Madrazo, Gerry M., Jr. – School Science and Mathematics, 1979
Rationale and format for classroom debates in science are given. Suggested possible topics include: euthanasia, genetic engineering, pollution, evolution, drug abuse, and nuclear power. (MK)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Debate, Inquiry, Science Curriculum
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Werth, James L., Jr.; Harvey, James; McNamara, Rebecca; Svoboda, Andrea; Gulbrandson, Raina; Hendren, Jennifer; Greedy, Tiffany; Leybold, Christie – Teaching of Psychology, 2002
Describes a mock trial focused on Jack Kevorkian and an euthanasia case that was included in a psychology and law course. Discusses the course format, provides the reactions to the mock trial by students and consultants, and includes suggestions for improving the mock trial. (CMK)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Educational Strategies, Euthanasia
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Skehan, Jaelea; Burns, Lynette Sheridan; Hazell, Trevor – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2007
The Response Ability Project, funded under the Mindframe National Media Initiative in Australia, seeks to influence tertiary curricula so that graduates in journalism will be aware of and able to respond appropriately to issues relating to suicide and mental illness. Whilst the initial multi-media resources developed to support journalism…
Descriptors: Suicide, Mental Disorders, Foreign Countries, Teacher Role
Koza, Pamela – Essence: Issues in the Study of Ageing, Dying, and Death, 1976
Several sections of the Criminal Code of Canada which are relevant to the issue of euthanasia are discussed. In addition, the value placed on the sanctity of life by the law, the failure to recognize motive in cases of euthanasia, and disparate legal and medical definitions of death are also considered. (Author)
Descriptors: Death, Euthanasia, Laws, Legal Problems
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Ward, Russell A. – Journal of Gerontology, 1980
Study explores relationship between age (and sex and race) and acceptance of euthanasia. Women and non-Whites were less accepting because of religiosity. Among older people less acceptance was attributable to their lesser education and greater religiosity. Results suggest that quality of life in old age affects acceptability of euthanasia. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitudes, Death, Euthanasia
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Hollander, Russell – Mental Retardation, 1989
The article examines current opinions toward euthanasia of persons with mental retardation in light of the history of public and professional attitudes. It also discusses the rejection of euthanasia on moral and religious grounds, and notes the use of lifelong incarceration, based on eugenics principles, to accomplish similar ends. (DB)
Descriptors: Death, Ethics, Euthanasia, History
Lusthaus, Evelyn – Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps (JASH), 1985
The article examines two common rationalizations for euthanasia of persons with severe handicaps and presents arguments to refute them. The article calls for parents, professionals, and friends of persons with severe handicaps to be vocal in refuting euthanasia and its rationales. (Author/CL)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Ethics, Euthanasia, Medical Services
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Pohlmeier, Hermann – Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 1985
Concentrates on the joint issues of suicide and euthanasia in the context of the doctor-patient relationship. A new evaluation of suicide prevention and euthanasia, especially as they relate to the training of medical students and doctors, is advocated. (Author/BL)
Descriptors: Euthanasia, Foreign Countries, Physician Patient Relationship, Prevention
Nagi, Mostafa H.; Lazerine, Neil G. – Death Education, 1982
Analyzed attitudes of 614 Protestant and Catholic Cleveland clergy toward terminal illness and euthanasia. Clergy responses revealed that, although eager to prolong life, terminally ill patients feared prolonged illness more than death. The controversial nature of euthanasia became more apparent with clergy who had more training in death…
Descriptors: Affective Measures, Attitudes, Clergy, Counselor Training
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Albright, Dianne E.; Hazler, Richard J. – Counseling and Values, 1992
Euthanasia is considered an important social issue of the 1990s. Mental health professionals should understand the differences between voluntary, involuntary, passive, and active euthanasia; mercy killing, and assisted suicide. Encourages counselors to ethically formulate client-supportive positions to help clients face life-and-death decisions.…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Training, Death
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Lucardie, Richard; Sobsey, Dick – Developmental Disabilities Bulletin, 2005
Through content analysis, employing qualitative and quantitative methods, Canadian media representation of people with cerebral palsy (PWCP) in public life was examined. Canadian NewsDisc, an online biographic database service, was used to examine the use of stigmatizing language such as afflicted by, afflicted with, suffered from, suffers from,…
Descriptors: Homicide, Cerebral Palsy, Death, Content Analysis
Powell, T. Hennessy; And Others – Journal of the Association for the Severely Handicapped (JASH), 1982
Recent reports have indicated that parents and/or physicians occasionally decide not to provide life-sustaining treatment (referred to as involuntary euthanasia), thus ensuring that the severely handicapped newborn will die. The issues involved relative to treatment or involuntary euthanasia are reviewed from two opposing perspectives…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Euthanasia, Infants, Medical Services
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Parakh, Jal S.; Slesnick, Irwin L. – Science Teacher, 1992
Focuses on the moral arguments for and against the controversial topic of voluntary active euthanasia. Discusses the question of legalization and decriminalization of the practice. Provides a student worksheet with questions to stimulate discussion on the issue. (MDH)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Death, Euthanasia, Legal Problems
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Johnson, David; And Others – Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 1980
Analysis indicates that religious intensity, sex, age, and education are important associational variables regarding attitudes toward suicide and euthanasia. Males are more accepting than females. Females are influenced by family life conditions. Males are influenced by health status. (JMF)
Descriptors: Adults, Age Differences, Death, Educational Experience
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