Strong Response Indicated for End of Life Survey

Approximately 800 physicians have responded so far to an online survey being administered by Amy Shipley, MS4, Brody School of Medicine, Greenville. As reported in the December 2, 2011 Bulletin (Medical Student Survey: End-of-Life Care), the survey is designed to assess the attitudes among physicians in North Carolina related to withdrawal of life sustaining interventions.

If you would like to participate in the survey, please go to:

Participants are asked if withdrawal of a specific intervention constitutes Physician-Assisted Suicide (PAS), and whether they would feel comfortable with the withdrawal if patient preference is unknown. Demographic questions include age, gender, race, medical school, year of graduation, residency program, and the specialty/sub-specialty of each participant.

The NCMS will publish periodic reminders about the survey and report on the results when the survey ends November 2012.


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