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GPs back euthanasia

25th March 2009

New research as shown that support for euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide is three times higher among GPs than among palliative care specialists.

In a survey of more than 3,700 UK doctors, a third expressed support for euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide while less than one in 10 palliative care specialists did so. The result of the study, published in Palliative Medicine, also show that doctors with strong religious beliefs are more likely to oppose euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, regardless of their specialty.


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Article Information

Title: GPs back euthanasia
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 10731
Date Added: 25th Mar 2009


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