Omega (Westport) 2021 Apr 11:302228211008771. Epub 2021 Apr 11.
Palliative & Supportive Services, Flinders University, Bedford Park, Australia.
The study aimed to describe views on Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD), gleaned through qualitative analysis of participant responses to a set activity, run during the 2018 'Dying2Learn' Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). Data from 508 participants, most of whom identified as health professionals, were analysed using thematic content analysis, and themes generated. A large proportion of participants discussed their personal views related to VAD, specifically around choice, control, dignity, palliative care and dying at home, medical intervention, societal factors, the impact on those left behind, laws and regulations, dying 'naturally', advance care directives, and being in pain. Read More