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Table 1 Keywords used for the computer extraction of relevant information from carers’ notes

From: Death wishes and explicit requests for euthanasia in a palliative care hospital: an analysis of patients files

Searches of all files for one or more terms in French, that could be translated as (not exhaustive) … this has got to stop…
… can’t go on …
…it’s too long…
…can’t stand it any more…
… kick the bucket…
… euthanasia…
… not live any more…
… suicide…
All combinations bringing together the two groups of terms Leave, die, death
Request, want, quickly, wish, desire
  1. The principal typographic errors and spelling mistakes were taken into account, to broaden the search.