Friday, November 22, 2013

Growing Minority of Americans Say Doctors Should Do Everything Possible to Keep Patients Alive - Pew Research Reports

At a time of national debate over health care costs and insurance, a Pew Research Center survey on end-of-life decisions finds most Americans say there are some circumstances in which doctors and nurses should allow a patient to die. At the same time, however, a growing minority says that medical professionals should do everything possible to save a patient’s life in all circumstances.

The information release by PEW Research looks at a wide range of issues including Physician Assisted Suicide, patient self-determination and the impact religion can play on end-of-life choices.

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