Year: 2015 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.(2015). 45(4):391Ð398. DOI:10.1111/sltb.12138 SIEC No: 20150347

A survey about opinions on end-of-life issues of a population represented by 1,171 people in the waiting room of general practitioners’ surgeries was conducted in a province of northern Italy. Most subjects did not consider suicide as a reasonable option even in cases of a serious and incurable disease. Moreover, subjects did not consider euthanasia as a possible option either; however, they did express an opposite attitude when considering euthanasia in a third-person perspective. People with a personal history of suicidal behavior appear to present as a different population, overall expressing more open attitudes.