Swedish doctors are much more skeptical about euthanasia than many of their colleagues around the world, according to a new study.
84% of Swedish doctors say they would never consider helping a patient die, even if the patient asked for it and it was legal. 54% of Dutch doctors say that they have helped someone die. Euthanasia is legal in the Netherlands.
16,000 doctors from 7 countries took part in the survey and Swedish doctors together with their Italian counterparts were the most skeptical.
[Sveriges Radio 2008; http://www.huliq.com/51916/swedish-doctors-say-no-assisted-suicides; Cheryl Eckstein, Compassionate Healthcare Network (CHN) www.chninternational.com/default.html; CHN is member of the World Federation of Doctors Who Respect Human Life (WFDWRHL) past president Dr. Karel Gunning – March 15, 1926 – June 29, 2007]