Interne und externe Quellen



Interne Quellen

1. Frerich G, Romotzky V, Galushko M, Hamacher S, Perrar KM, Doll A, et al. Communication about the desire to die: Development and evaluation of a first needs-oriented training concept – a pilot study. Palliat Support Care. 2020;1-9

2. Kremeike K, Galushko M, Frerich G, Romotzky V, Hamacher S, Rodin G, et al. The DEsire to DIe in Palliative care: Optimization of Management (DEDIPOM) - a study protocol. BMC Palliat Care. 2018;17(1):30.

3. Kremeike K, Frerich G, Romotzky V, Bostroem K, Dojan T, Galushko M, et al. The Desire to Die in Palliative Care: A sequential mixed methods study to develop a semi-structured clinical aproach BMC Palliative Care. 2020;19(49).

4. Kremeike K, Dojan T, Rosendahl C, Juenger S, Romotzky V, Bostroem K, et al. “Withstanding ambivalence is of particular importance” – Controversies among experts on dealing with desire to die in palliative care. PLoS ONE. 2021;16(9): e0257382.

5. Kremeike K, Perrar KMP, Lindner R, Montag T, Bostroem K, Voltz R. Todeswünsche bei Palliativpatienten – Hintergründe und Handlungsempfehlungen. Zeitschrift für Palliativmedizin. 2019.

6. Pralong A, Perrar KM, Kremeike K, Rosendahl C, Voltz R. Depression, Angst, Delir und Todeswunsch in der Palliativversorgung. Der Nervenarzt. 2020;91(5):391-7.

7. Voltz R, Boström K, Dojan T, Rosendahl C, Gehrke L, Shah-Hosseini K, et al. Desire to Die in Palliative Care: Trained open communication does not harm and may be beneficial to patients. Submitted to Palliat Med. 2021.

8. Leitlinienprogramm Onkologie Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft. Palliativmedizin für Patienten mit einer nicht-heilbaren Krebserkrankung - Langversion 2.2 - September 2020 2020 [Available from:

9. Kremeike K, Pralong A, Boström K, Bausewein C, Simon ST, Lindner R, et al. 'Desire to Die' in palliative care patients-legal framework and recommendations of the national evidence-based guideline on palliative care in Germany. Annals of Palliative Medicine. 2021

10. Kremeike K, Boström K, Voltz R. Umgang mit Todeswünschen bei schwer kranken und sterbenden Menschen. Die Hospiz Zeitschrift. 2020;87: 30-35.

11. Boström K, Kremeike K, Rosendahl C, Dojan T, Frerich G, Romotzky V, et al. Dealing with Desire to Die in Palliative Care – Evaluation of a Training Program. Zeitschrift für Palliativmedizin. 2022, in press.

Externe Quellen

12. Rodríguez-Prat A, Balaguer A, Booth A, Monforte-Royo C. Understanding patients’ experiences of the wish to hasten death: an updated and expanded systematic review and meta-ethnography. BMJ Open. 2017;7(9):e016659.

13. Balaguer A, Monforte-Royo C, Porta-Sales J, Alonso-Babarro A, Altisent R, Aradilla-Herrero A, et al. An International Consensus Definition of the Wish to Hasten Death and Its Related Factors. PLoS ONE. 2016;11(1):e0146184.

14. Li M, Watt S, Escaf M, Gardam M, Heesters A, O’Leary G, et al. Medical assistance in dying: Implementing a hospital‐based program in Canada. New England Journal of Medicine. 2017;376(21):2082– 8.

15. Rodin G, Lo C, Mikulincer M, Donner A, Gagliese L, Zimmermann C. Pathways to distress: the multiple determinants of depression, hopelessness, and the desire for hastened death in metastatic cancer patients. Soc Sci Med. 2009;68(3):562-9.

16. Wilson KG, Dalgleish TL, Chochinov HM, Chary S, Gagnon PR, Macmillan K, et al. Mental disorders and the desire for death in patients receiving palliative care for cancer. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. 2016;6(2):170.

17. Hudson PL, Schofield P, Kelly B, Hudson R, O'Connor M, Kristjanson LJ, et al. Responding to desire to die statements from patients with advanced disease: recommendations for health professionals. Palliative Medicine. 2006;20(7):703-10.

18. Royal College of Nursing. When someone asks for your assistance to die. RCN guidance on responding to a request to hasten death. 2011.

19. Ohnsorge K, Rehmann-Sutter C, Streeck N, Gudat H. Wishes to die at the end of life and subjective experience of four different typical dying trajectories. A qualitative interview study. PLoS One. 2019;14(1):e0210784.

20. Radbruch L, Leget C, Bahr P, Müller-Busch C, Ellershaw J, Conno Fd, et al. Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide: A white paper from the European Association for Palliative Care. Palliat Med. 2016;30(2):104–16.

21. Allan A, Allan MM. Ethical issues when working with terminally ill people who desire to hasten the ends of their lives: a western perspective. Ethics & Behavior. 2019:1-17.

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Kerstin Kremeike

Dr. Kerstin Kremeike

Zentrum für Palliativmedizin

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