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Physicians' Own Religiosity Impacts EOL Treatment

Posted Aug 26 2010 5:36am
Survey results published yesterday by Clive Seale in the Journal of Medical Ethics show that physicians who are atheist or agnostic are twice as likely to take decisions that might shorten the life of somebody who is terminally ill as doctors who are deeply religious.  Physicians with strong religious convictions are less likely even to discuss such decisions with the patient.  (also reported in the Guardian and widely elsewhere)
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