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Revista de la OFIL

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SANCHEZ-GUNDIN, Julia et al. The regulation of euthanasia in Spain and the hospital pharmacist: state of the art. Rev. OFIL·ILAPHAR [online]. 2023, vol.33, n.2, pp.121-126.  Epub 04-Mar-2024. ISSN 1699-714X.


To know the reality of the hospital pharmacist in relation to the Spanish Law 3/2021, of regulation of euthanasia


A 22-question survey regarding the Law that regulates euthanasia in Spain was designed and spread online to hospital pharmacists belonging to the Spanish Society of Hospital protocols for the provision of Aid in Dying only existed before the first case was carried out in 31% of the hospitals in Spain.


242 responses were collected, 66% of which came from area specialists. It is important to highlight that 81% claimed to be aware of the Spanish Law 3/2021 and the results showed that 63% of the respondents would not declare themselves a conscientious objector. The action Pharmacy. The request for participation was sent in May 2022.


Only by knowing the pronouncement of the health professionals regarding the provision of Aid in Dying, the current situation can be known and, therefore, the patient care been improved. Given the unknowns and lack of normative development, the need for teams of trained professionals to carry out the provision for the service is needed.

Palabras clave : Euthanasia; Law of regulation of euthanasia; hospital pharmacist; Spain.

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