Year: 1998 Source: Hawaii Medical Journal, v.57, no.6, (June 1998), p.529-534 SIEC No: 19980998

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.