|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Social Sciences Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Attitudes toward assisted-death services, perceived supporting norms, and emotional distress|
|Keywords:||Assisted death services|
|Citation:||Forbat L (2022) Attitudes toward assisted-death services, perceived supporting norms, and emotional distress. <i>OMEGA - Journal of Death and Dying</i>.|
|Abstract:||This paper summarises three studies examining the association between (un)favourable attitudes toward assisted-death services and emotional distress in contexts where the service is proposed, as well as the moderating role of norms supporting assisted-death services. In three studies, the participants (i.e., community members, veterinarians, and health practitioner students) reported their level of distress after exposure to scenarios of assisted-dying that are relevant to their respective contexts. We found that supportive norms (i.e., perception that referent group support the action) could reduce emotional distress from considering assisted-death contexts. In addition, in two studies, supportive norms were also found to strengthen the impact of attitudes, such that unfavourable attitudes toward assisted-death services were associated with emotional distress more strongly when norms supported the practice. We conceptualize assisted-death distress as a possible indicator of practitioner well-being risk, as well as a marker of practitioner and community acceptance of (or resistance to) the behaviour. https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/omega OMEGA-Journal of Death and Dying|
|Rights:||Forbat, L, Attitudes toward assisted death services, perceived supporting norms, and emotional distress, OMEGA - Journal of Death and Dying (Forthcoming). Copyright © The Authors 2022. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications. Reuse is restricted to non-commercial and no derivative uses.|
|Notes:||Output Status: Forthcoming|
|Proof of submission.pdf||Fulltext - Accepted Version||519.98 kB||Adobe PDF||View/Open|
This item is protected by original copyright
A file in this item is licensed under a Creative Commons License
Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.
The metadata of the records in the Repository are available under the CC0 public domain dedication: No Rights Reserved https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.