“A third of Swedish doctors say they would consider aiding in an assisted suicide if the patient was terminally ill or in severe pain and were not depressed or suffering from a psychological illness.
The study was carried out among 1200 doctors from across the medical field.
Minister for Health and Social Affairs, Göran Hägglund, said the numbers were higher than he expected. He added however that he thought the survey’s question was rather unrealistic which may account for the larger percentage of doctors saying they would help out.”
- Jennifer Lahl, MA, BSN, RN, is founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. Lahl couples her 25 years of experience as a pediatric critical care nurse, a hospital administrator, and a senior-level nursing manager with a deep passion to speak for those who have no voice. Lahl’s writings have appeared in various publications including Cambridge University Press, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, and the American Journal of Bioethics. As a field expert, she is routinely interviewed on radio and television including ABC, CBS, PBS, and NPR. She is also called upon to speak alongside lawmakers and members of the scientific community, even being invited to speak to members of the European Parliament in Brussels to address issues of egg trafficking; she has three times addressed the United Nations during the Commission on the Status of Women on egg and womb trafficking.