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    Belgian Nurses' Views on Codes of Ethics: Development, Dissemination, Implementation.Ellen Verpeet, Bernadette Dierckx de Casterlé, Joke Lemiengre & Chris Gastmans - 2006 - Nursing Ethics 13 (5):531-545.
    The aim of this study was to explore how Belgian nurses view issues related to the development, dissemination and implementation of a code of ethics for nurses. Fifty nurses took part in eight focus groups. The participants stated that, on the whole, a code of ethics for nurses would be useful. They stressed that a code should be a practical and useful instrument developed by nurses for nurses, and that it should be formulated and presented in a practical way, just (...)
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    Written Institutional Ethics Policies on Euthanasia: An Empirical-Based Organizational-Ethical Framework.Joke Lemiengre, Bernadette Dierckx de Casterlé, Paul Schotsmans & Chris Gastmans - 2014 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 17 (2):215-228.
    As euthanasia has become a widely debated issue in many Western countries, hospitals and nursing homes especially are increasingly being confronted with this ethically sensitive societal issue. The focus of this paper is how healthcare institutions can deal with euthanasia requests on an organizational level by means of a written institutional ethics policy. The general aim is to make a critical analysis whether these policies can be considered as organizational-ethical instruments that support healthcare institutions to take their institutional responsibility for (...)
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    Content Analysis of Euthanasia Policies of Nursing Homes in Flanders.Joke Lemiengre, Bernadette Dierckx de Casterlé, Yvonne Denier, Paul Schotsmans & Chris Gastmans - 2009 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 12 (3):313-322.
    Objectives To describe the form and content of ethics policies on euthanasia in Flemish nursing homes and to determine the possible influence of religious affiliation on policy content. Methods Content analysis of euthanasia policy documents. Results Of the 737 nursing homes we contacted, 612 (83%) completed and returned the questionnaire. Of 92 (15%) nursing homes that reported to have a euthanasia policy, 85 (92%) provided a copy of their policy. Nursing homes applied the euthanasia law with additional palliative procedures and (...)
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