Why do we want the right to die? A systematic review of the international literature on the views of patients, carers and the public on assisted dying

  title={Why do we want the right to die? A systematic review of the international literature on the views of patients, carers and the public on assisted dying},
  author={Maggie Hendry and Diana Pasterfield and Ruth Lewis and Ben Carter and Daniel Hodgson and Clare Wilkinson},
  journal={Palliative Medicine},
  pages={13 - 26}
Background: Assisted dying is legal in four European countries and three American states. Elsewhere, particularly in more affluent or mainly Protestant countries, it remains controversial. Dominant headlines feature professional (medical, legal, religious) arguments versus celebrity campaigners; ordinary people are less clearly represented. Aim: To synthesise the international evidence of people’s views and attitudes towards assisted dying in order to inform current debate about this… 

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