Do Hawaii Residents Support Physician-Assisted Death? A Comparison of Five Ethnic Groups
Braun K L
250 adults in 5 ethnic groups were surveyed about physican-assisted death. 52% of respondents agreed there are some conditions under which physician-assisted death should be allowed. Differences in responses were seen by ethnicity (less support among Filipinos & Hawaiians), religious affiliation (less support among Catholics), & educational attainment (greater support among college graduates). Physicians are urged to discuss expectations about & options for end-of-life care with their patients.