Year: 1999 Source: Omega, v.40, no.1, (1999-2000), p.27-41 SIEC No: 20000150

The attitudes of high school students toward physician-assisted suicide were studied using hypothetical scenarios. Physician-assisted suicides thoroughly discussed with the patient were judged to be more moral, acceptable and “legal” than those simply accepted or encouraged by the physician. The presence of both physical & emotional pain made assisted suicide more acceptable. Respondents tended to view deaths of patients of the opposite gender as more acceptable than patients of the same gender.