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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;; Cheryl Eckstein, Compassionate Healthcare Network (CHN); 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]