SC. Self completion Switzerland

SC. Self completion Switzerland SHARE 2015

Label Type Description
SC1 Question Some people think about the end of life often, whereas others claim to never think about this topic. How much you agree with the following statement: “I avoid thinking about death as much as possible.”
SC2 Question Prior to today, how often have you thought about your wishes for the last months of your life?
SC3 Question Some people make certain arrangements to plan for specific contingencies in the future. Do you have…
SC3a Question Some people make certain arrangements to plan for specific contingencies in the future. Do you have a testament that details what should happen to your possessions in case of death?
SC3b Question Some people make certain arrangements to plan for specific contingencies in the future. Do you have a designated power of attorney in financial, legal or administrative matters in case you become incapable of making decisions for yourself?
SC3c Question Some people make certain arrangements to plan for specific contingencies in the future. Do you have an organ donor card stating your consent to donate (some of) your organs?
SC3d Question Some people make certain arrangements to plan for specific contingencies in the future. Do you have an organ donor card stating your refusal to donate your organs?
SC4 Question People differ in their opinion about what is important to ensure to spend best possible their last months of life. How important are each of the following potential end-of-life aspects for you when thinking about the last six months of your life?
SC4a Question Spending time with family and friends
SC4b Question Feeling useful to others (giving time, sharing knowledge, etc.)
SC4c Question Avoiding to be a burden on society
SC4d Question Avoiding to be a burden on my family
SC4e Question Feeling that my family is prepared for my death
SC4f Question Being able to plan the events following my death (funeral, obituary, etc.)
SC4g Question Having my finances in order
SC4h Question Choosing where I die
SC4i Question Not dying alone
SC4j Question Talking about my fears
SC4k Question Being at peace with others
SC4l Question Being at peace with myself
SC4m Question Receiving spiritual or religious assistance
SC4n Question Avoid over-treatment
SC4o Question Having physical contact (e.g. hold hands)
SC4p Question Being able to talk or communicate with others
SC4q Question Being able to feed myself
SC4r Question Using all available medical treatments to prolong life until the end
SC4s Question Living without pain
SC4t Question Keeping clean (personal hygiene)
SC4u Question Being fully mentally aware
SC4v Question Deciding in advance which medical treatments I would or would not like to receive
SC4w Question Having confidence in my treating physician
SC5 Question Some people communicate their preferences for the end of their life, while others do not. Have you ever had a discussion with someone about your wishes for the end of your life?
SC6 Question With whom did you discuss your wishes for the end of life? Multiple responses possible
SC7 Question Why haven't you ever discussed your wishes for the end of life? Multiple responses possible
SC8 Question Please answer the following question only if you are living with your spouse or partner, if not skip to question Q12 . How well do you think that you know…
SC8a Question Please answer the following question only if you are living with your spouse or partner, if not skip to question Q12 . How well do you think that you know your spouse's or your partner's wishes for the end of life in general?
SC8b Question Please answer the following question only if you are living with your spouse or partner, if not skip to question Q12 . How well do you think that you know your spouse's or your partner's wishes for medical treatment at the end of life?
SC9 Question How well do you think that your spouse or partner knows…
SC9a Question How well do you think that your spouse or partner knows your wishes for the end of life in general?
SC9b Question How well do you think that your spouse or partner knows your wishes for medical treatment at the end of life?
SC10 Question In Switzerland, people can plan how their possessions and medical situation should be handled if they become incapable of making decisions due to disease or accident. Are the following statements about current law in Switzerland true or false? In Switzerl
SC10a Question it is allowed to legally name somebody as one’s healthcare proxy
SC10b Question it is possible to indicate on one’s health insurances card that one has completed a document about one’s wishes and refusals for medical treatment (advance directives).
SC10c Question a physician can continue a treatment that the patient has refused in writing (advanced directive) if the physician thinks that the treatment is necessary to prolong the patient’s life.
SC10d Question the closest relative is in charge of medical decisions for an incapacitated person if this person did not name anybody in advance
SC11 Question Concerning health care at the end of life, are the following statements true or false to your knowledge?
SC11a Question Palliative care means stopping all medical treatment and giving morphine to ensure a peaceful death.
SC11b Question Palliative care should start early in the disease course and can prolong life significantly.
SC11c Question Assisted suicide is also possible in demented patients if they explicitly state so in their advance directive.
SC11d Question In Switzerland, doctors are not allowed to directly inject a lethal substance to a patient in order to end his life, even if he asks them to do so
SC12 Question In your opinion, what fraction of people persistently experience the following conditions during the last month of their lives?
SC12a Question Being in severe pain
SC12b Question Being incapable of making decisions for themselves
SC12c Question Being unable to perform basic activities by themselves such as eating, dressing, washing or walking across a room
SC13 Question If your remaining life expectancy would be six months irrespective of the place of treatment, would you prefer to be treated at a hospital or at home?
SC14 Question Now suppose your remaining life expectancy would depend on the place of treatment with a remaining life expectancy of six months at hospital, but only three month at home. Which place of treatment would you prefer?
SC15 Question This written statement is binding for medical providers and relatives. Prior to today, have you heard about advance directives?
SC16 Question Have you completed a written statement about your wishes and refusals for medical treatments and care (advance directives)?
SC17 Question When did you do this for the first time? Please fill out the year:
SC18 Question Have you spoken to somebody about your written statement (advance directives)?
SC19 Question Who is this person? Multiple responses possible
SC20 Question If you have not written a statement about your wishes and refusals for medical treatments and care (advance directives), why is this the case? Multiple responses possible
SC21 Question How likely is it for you to have a written statement about your wishes and refusals for medical treatments and care some day in the future?
SC22 Question Is there someone who you would trust to make medical decisions for you if you were not able to make them for yourself?
SC23 Question Who would that person be? Multiple responses possible
SC24 Question Have you appointed someone in writing to make medical decisions for you should you not be able to make those decisions for yourself?
SC25 Question Who did you appoint?
SC26 Question There are associations in Switzerland, such as “Exit” or “Dignitas”, that offer assisted-suicide. Are you a member of such an association?
SC27 Question When did you become a member of this association?
SC28 Question How likely is it for you to become member of this association some day in the future?
SC29 Question Do you support the legality of assisted suicide as it is currently the case under Swiss law?
SC30 Question Can you imagine circumstances under which you would consider asking for assisted suicide yourself?
SC31 Question The decisions that we make or the way we view the world can be influenced by personal experiences. Have you ever participated in making medical decisions for a relative or close friend?
SC32 Question While some people have high degrees of confidence in certain persons or institutions, others are more suspicious of them. To what degree do you have confidence with regard to end-of-life issues in…
SC32a Question While some people have high degrees of confidence in certain persons or institutions, others are more suspicious of them. To what degree do you have confidence with regard to end-of-life issues in relatives
SC32b Question While some people have high degrees of confidence in certain persons or institutions, others are more suspicious of them. To what degree do you have confidence with regard to end-of-life issues in the Swiss legal system (justice)?
SC32c Question While some people have high degrees of confidence in certain persons or institutions, others are more suspicious of them. To what degree do you have confidence with regard to end-of-life issues in the Swiss healthcare system (hospitals)?
SC32d Question While some people have high degrees of confidence in certain persons or institutions, others are more suspicious of them. To what degree do you have confidence with regard to end-of-life issues in healthcare providers (physicians, nurses)?
SC32e Question While some people have high degrees of confidence in certain persons or institutions, others are more suspicious of them. To what degree do you have confidence with regard to end-of-life issues in healthcare insurances?
SC32f Question While some people have high degrees of confidence in certain persons or institutions, others are more suspicious of them. To what degree do you have confidence with regard to end-of-life issues in religious authorities?
SC33 Question I am...
SC34 Question I was born in ____ (year)