Year: 1996 Source: Archives of Internal Medicine, v.156, no.19, (October 28, 1996), p.2240-2248 SIEC No: 19970063

This study compares attitudes of elderly patients with medical and psychiatric problems, who were attending a geriatrics clinic, along with their family. Favorable attitudes toward Physician assisted suicide (PAS) were reported by 39.9% of the patients and 59.3% of the relatives in case of terminal illness, 18.2% and 25.3%, respectively, in case of chronic illness, 13.5% and 15.4% respectively, in case of mental incompetence, and 34.0% and 55.6% respectively, for legalization of PAS.