A fifth of Dutch support assisted suicide for people “tired of living”

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 13 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7483
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

A substantial minority of the Dutch public thinks that doctors should be able to help older people to die even if they are not seriously ill but simply tired of living.

A cross sectional survey of almost 2000 members of the general public in the Netherlands found that 21% agreed and 52% disagreed with the statement, “In my opinion euthanasia should be allowed for people who are tired of living without …

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