Deciding When to Die

Physicians seem to have an important role to play when patients make decisions on grave matters such as euthanasia. Apart from the relatively few patients advocating making their own decisions and seeing euthanasia as a means to empowerment, all the other patients indicated a need for physician involvement not only in performing euthanasia, but also in decision making to various degrees: from providing information on prognosis and possibilities to making euthanasia decisions for those opting for a paternalistic style of care.

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