Attitudes towards assisted dying are influenced by question wording and order: a survey experiment

"Surveys on attitudes towards assisted dying play an important role in informing public debate, policy and legislation. Unfortunately, surveys are often designed with insufficient attention to framing effects; that is, effects on the respondents’ stated attitudes caused by question wording and context." For this reason, researchers should take care in interpreting survey results.

 

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World Medical Association’s Declaration on Euthanasia

"Euthanasia, that is the act of deliberately ending the life of a patient, even at the patient's own request or at the request of close relatives, is unethical"...

 

Adopted by the 53rd WMA General Assembly, Washington, DC, USA, October 2002
and reaffirmed with minor revision by the 194th WMA Council Session, Bali, Indonesia, April 2013 

 

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