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Physicians' experiences with end-of-life decision-making: Survey in 6 European countries and Australia

Rurik Löfmark1*, Tore Nilstun2, Colleen Cartwright3, Susanne Fischer4, Agnes van der Heide5, Freddy Mortier6, Michael Norup7, Lorenzo Simonato8, Bregje D Onwuteaka-Philipsen9 and the EURELD Consortium

Author Affiliations

1 Centre for Bioethics at Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala Universitet, LIME, SE-171 77 Stockholm, Sweden

2 Department of Medical Ethics, BMC C 13, Lund University, S-211 84 Lund, Sweden

3 Southern Cross University, Hogbin Drive, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 Australia

4 Center for Health Sciences, School of Health Professions Zurich University of Applied Sciences, P.O. Box, CH-8401 Winterthur, Switzerland

5 Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, P.O. Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

6 Ghent University, Ghent Bioethics Centre, Blandijnberg 2, 9000, Ghent, Belgium

7 Unit of Medical Philosophy Department of Health Services Research, Institute of Public Health University of Copenhagen, Øster Farimagsgade 5, PO Box 2099, DK 1014 Denmark

8 Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, University of Padova, Via Loredan 19, 35131 Padova, Italy

9 Vrije Universiteit Medical Centre, Department of Public and Occupational Health and EMGO Institute, van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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BMC Medicine 2008, 6:4  doi:10.1186/1741-7015-6-4

Published: 12 February 2008

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Part of the questionnaire: EURELD 2002 – questions regarding experiences and statements

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