Factors associated with the rejection of active euthanasia: a survey among the general public in Austria [Book Review]

BMC Medical Ethics 14 (1):26 (2013)

In recent decades, the general public has become increasingly receptive toward a legislation that allows active voluntary euthanasia. The purpose of this study was to survey the current attitude towards AVE within the Austrian population and to identify explanatory factors in the areas of socio-demographics, personal experiences with care, and ideological orientation. A further objective was to examine differences depending on the type of problem formulation for the purpose of measuring attitude
Keywords Euthanasia  Attitude  End-of-life care  Public opinion  Austria
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DOI 10.1186/1472-6939-14-26
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