Year: 2002 Source: Medical Economics, v.79, no.19, (11 October 2002), p.47-59 SIEC No: 20030851

This article presents results from a survey of 750 American practicing physicians on their attitudes toward physician-assisted suicide. 49% were in favor of legalizing physician-assisted suicide & 6% of respondents stated that they had a patient end his or her life at some point in their career. 24% of respondents admitted that they had changed the way they treated a patient’s pain because of fear of litigation, disciplinary action, or prosecution. (SC)