Legalisation of euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide: survey of doctors’ attitudes

  title={Legalisation of euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide: survey of doctors’ attitudes},
  author={Clive Seale},
  journal={Palliative Medicine},
  pages={205 - 212}
  • C. Seale
  • Published 27 February 2009
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • Palliative Medicine
This study reports UK doctors’ opinions about legalisation of medically assisted dying (euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide), comparing this with the UK general public. A postal survey of 3733 UK medical practitioners was done. The majority of UK doctors are opposed to legalisation, contrasting with the UK general public. Palliative medicine specialists are particularly opposed. A strong religious belief is independently associated with opposition to assisted dying. Frequency of treating… 

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