Year: 2002 Source: Death Studies, v.26, no.6, (July/August 2002), p.479-490 SIEC No: 20031068

A comparison of the views of geriatric medicine physicians & intensive care physicians in the United Kingdom on the topics of active volunatry euthanasia & physician-assisted suicide revealed rather different attitudes. 80% of geriatricians, but only 52% of intensive care physicians, considered volunatry active euthanasia as never justified ethically. The implications of these findings for the development of public policy regarding euthanasia & assisted suicide are discussed. (22 refs)