Physicians’ attitudes towards euthanasia in Finland: would training in palliative care make a difference?

@article{Silvoniemi2010PhysiciansAT,
  title={Physicians’ attitudes towards euthanasia in Finland: would training in palliative care make a difference?},
  author={Maria Silvoniemi and T Vasankari and Tero Vahlberg and K. E. Clemens and E. Salminen},
  journal={Palliative Medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={24},
  pages={744 - 746}
}
Euthanasia is currently not legal in Finland, but discussions about legalization have recently been conducted among the general public. There are concerns that adequate care in end-of-life should be available in the light of an increasing number of elderly people with terminal disease. When treating incurable patients in end-of life situations physicians are often confronted with complex decisions which can evoke strong emotions and distress. This can be difficult to manage without proper… Expand

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