Year: 1996 Source: BMJ, v.313, no.7069, (November 30, 1996), p.1354 SIEC No: 19970094

This article reports on a yearlong survey by Glasgow University’s Institute of Law and Ethics in Medicine. The researchers also examined the legal, ethical, and medical dilemmas surrounding the controversial issue. In a sample of 986 adults, 80% agreed with the statement: “Human beings should have the right to choose when to die.” Most preferred voluntary euthanasia (42%), to assisted suicide (28%), while doctors preferred physician assisted suicide (43%) to voluntary euthanasia (19%).