Year: 1999 Source: Omega, v.40, no.1, (1999-2000), p.61-87 SIEC No: 20000152

Michigan public opinion on physician-assisted suicide was assessed in January 1997. 603 adults were surveyed. Two-thirds of respondents said they would consider assisted suicide for themselves if they were being kept alive by a machine or were experiencing chronic pain. One-half would if they experienced a loss in mobility or independence, became a burden to others, or were diagnosed with a terminal disease; & one-third would if they were incontinent or going to a nursing home. (29 refs.)