Year: 2004 Source: Omega, v.49, no.2, (2004), p.109-115 SIEC No: 20052111

In this study, opinions of the physician regarding euthanasiaƕs definition, contents, legal aspects, & acceptable conditions for its application are addressed. The questionnaire was given 949 physicians, more than 1% of the total working in Turkey. 49.9% of the physicians agreed with the opinion that euthanasia should be legal in certain circumstances. In addition, 19% had come across a euthanasia request & the majority of physicians (55.9%) believed that euthanasia is applied secretly in the country despite the prohibitory legislation. (LC) (15 refs)