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Table 4 Description of characteristics of included publications

From: Relational autonomy: what does it mean and how is it used in end-of-life care? A systematic review of argument-based ethics literature

Analysed features Number of Publications
Language
 English 42
 German 3
 French 2
 Spanish 2
 Portuguese 1
First authors’ publication country
 USA 10
 Canada 7
 UK 6
 Belgium 5
 Switzerland 4
 Singapore 3
 Australia 2
 Germany 2
 Ireland 2
 Austria, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, France, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Poland, Spain 1 (each country)
Year of publication
 2015–2018 18
 2010–2014 16
 2005–2009 10
 1999–2004 6
Ethical approacha  
 Feminist ethics 21
 Political philosophy 11
 Care ethics 10
 Ethical multiculturalism 8
 Phenomenology 8
 Personalist ethics 5
 Relational ethics 4
 Virtue ethics 1
End-of-life topicsa  
 Curative or life-sustaining treatment 32
 Pain and symptom control 10
 Euthanasia and assisted suicide 12
  1. aNote: A single article can be represented more than once