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PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE IN SERBIA

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 Start Page 538 | End Page 545

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 Background: ASSISTED SUICIDE/fa?page=1&sort=1&ftyp=all&fgrp=all&fyrs=all" target="_blank">PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE is one of the features with very different legal solutions in the world. In SERBIA, ASSISTED SUICIDE/fa?page=1&sort=1&ftyp=all&fgrp=all&fyrs=all" target="_blank">PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE is a crime, within a crime of the ASSISTED SUICIDE. The possibility of the leg-islation of the voluntary active euthanasia may open the door to the decriminalization of the ASSISTED SUICIDE/fa?page=1&sort=1&ftyp=all&fgrp=all&fyrs=all" target="_blank">PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE. Methods: Data were obtained from the Clinical Hospital Center in Kragujevac, Republic of SERBIA collected during 2015. The research included 88 physicians: 57 male physicians (representing 64. 77% of the sample) and 31 female physicians (35. 23% of the sample). Due to the nature, subject, and hypothesis of the research, the authors used descriptive method and the method of the theoretical content analysis. Results: We have raised numerous questions. A slight majority of the physicians (58%) believes that ASSISTED SUICIDE/fa?page=1&sort=1&ftyp=all&fgrp=all&fyrs=all" target="_blank">PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE should be legalized, while 42% is for another solution. 90. 9% took a viewpoint that it is completely unacceptable LEGALIZATION of the ASSISTED SUICIDE/fa?page=1&sort=1&ftyp=all&fgrp=all&fyrs=all" target="_blank">PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE for all age groups, while the remaining 9. 1% is to such legislative move. From the other side, 40. 7% of respondents would prescribe a lethal dose of the medicament to the patient, who is in the terminal stage of the incurable disease, but, 59. 3% would not do it. Interesting is that 13. 8% of the physician had a patient who asked for the information how to commit suicide, and 12. 5% gave them such information. Conclusion: Physicians in SERBIA are divided on this issue. The majority of them are for the LEGALIZATION of medical assistance to suicide, but there is a strong division among them on various issues.

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