UK geriatricians' attitudes to active voluntary euthanasia and physician‐assisted death

Clark, D. , Dickinson, G., Lancaster, C., Noble, B., Ahmedzai, S. and Philip, I. (2001) UK geriatricians' attitudes to active voluntary euthanasia and physician‐assisted death. Age and Ageing, 30(5), pp. 395-398. (doi:10.1093/ageing/30.5.395)

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Abstract

81% considered active voluntary euthanasia never to be justified ethically, although 23% supported legalization in some situations and 13% would be willing to administer active voluntary euthanasia in some situations. With regard to physician‐assisted death, 68% opposed it on ethical grounds and 24% supported its legalization in some instances, with 12% stating they would be willing to provide such assistance in some situations. Free text comments frequently cited good palliative care as an important response to such issues in clinical practice.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Clark, Professor David
Authors: Clark, D., Dickinson, G., Lancaster, C., Noble, B., Ahmedzai, S., and Philip, I.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Journal Name:Age and Ageing
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:0002-0729
ISSN (Online):1468-2834

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