Year: 1995 Source: The Journal of Clinical Ethics, v.6, no.2, (Summer 1995), p.149-157 SIEC No: 19950190

Individuals listed as informants on the death certificats of 1,144 decedents in Utah (18+ years of age), were interviewed. Deaths had occurred in 1992. This article reports on the acquisition & analysis of data. 16% of decedents reportedly would have wanted either physician-assisted suicide or euthansia. Informants reported a slightly higher rate. Religion, religiosity, type of illness, & certain life situations were found to be associated with a presumed desire for aid in dying. (18 Refs.)