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Italy: legality for doctors to assist ending life of terminally ill patients 2015

The statistic shows the perception of whether or not it should be legal to allow doctors to assist an adult patient that is terminally ill in ending their life, as of 2015, in Italy. According to the survey, 64 percent of those surveyed said it should be legal for a doctor to assist a terminally ill patient in ending their life.

Do you think it should be legal or not for a doctor to assist a patient aged 18 or over in ending their life, if that is the patient's wish?

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Source

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Ipsos
Release date

June 2015

Region

Italy

Survey time period

June10-15, 2015

Number of respondents

2,190 respondents

Age group

16-70 years

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Do you think it should be legal or not for a doctor to assist a patient aged 18 or over in ending their life, if that is the patient's wish, provided that the patient is terminally ill (where it is believed that they have 6 months or less to live) of sound mind, and expresses a clear desire to end their life? ".

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