This article appears in the August 2003 edition of the Catholic Medical Quarterly

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Survey on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

In our last issue (CMQ, May 2003) we presented the main findings of the survey. A final question in the survey was, Any Comments? Participants were invited to register in some detail their views on the problem as a supplement to merely answering the questions. We have been given a copy of their comments: they provide interesting insight into the opinions of a great variety of doctors. In the first section the comments of those opposed to euthanasia and assisted suicide are presented while the second section includes those in favour.

Section 1


Section 2


The above is a selection of some of the comments made. There are many more and the high number of them indicates the interest this survey managed to arouse. If any would like a complete copy of the replies please apply to the Guild Office.