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Table 3 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: When is hastened death considered suicide? A systematically conducted literature review about palliative care professionals’ experiences where assisted dying is legal

  Inclusion Exclusion
Population Professionals in a palliative care and hospice context: nurses, physicians, social workers, chaplains working in locations where assisted dying is allowed Patients, public, other carers. Locations where assisted dying, including euthanasia and assisted suicide is not allowed
Intervention Hastened Death, Euthanasia, Suicide, Assisted Suicide, Physician Assisted Suicide  
Outcomes Professionals’ experiences with patients who died by suicide, self-administered medications prescribed by clinician, or administration of medications by clinician with intent to hasten death Research that does not include information about direct experiences: involvement, attitudes, communication, views
Study design Any research method/design Opinion pieces; editorials
Reporting (language/time period) English
Data obtained from reports from inception to present
Studies conducted prior to implementation of assisted dying laws, code, or ruling of each country or state