Attitude Towards Euthanasia Among Doctors In A Tertiary Care Centre- A Cross Sectional Study

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  • Varada Vidya Rani , Ravindra G O

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https://doi.org/10.47750/pnr.2022.13.S10.623

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Medical advances and newer technologies have enabled the medical profession to exercise more control over life and death. This has led to a lot of ethical dilemmas in the society. Euthanasia, the concept of mercy killing has been the topic of debate over many years. Our objective was to evaluate the attitude of doctors towards euthanasia. Around 120 doctors working at a tertiary care centre were administered a questionnaire and opinions were tabulated in MS Excel and analysed. SPSS software was used to analyse data. A majority of the respondents (71%) supported the concept of euthanasia. Mean age of the respondents was 33.1 years. 25% of the respondents believed that their religious belief influenced their attitude towards euthanasia. There was significant correlation between the religious belief and attitude towards euthanasia. (P<0.05). There was no significant correlation between age of the respondents, their years of medical practise to their attitude about euthanasia.

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2022-12-31 — Updated on 2022-12-31

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Attitude Towards Euthanasia Among Doctors In A Tertiary Care Centre- A Cross Sectional Study. (2022). Journal of Pharmaceutical Negative Results, 5093-5096. https://doi.org/10.47750/pnr.2022.13.S10.623