Pediatricians ‘increasingly’ being asked about assisted death for children

Pediatricians ‘increasingly’ being asked about assisted death for children

The Canadian Paediatric Society says its members are “increasingly” being asked by parents about the option of seeking medically assisted death for children, while a survey of doctors found nearly half of the respondents supported assisted death for kids with “progressive terminal illness or intractable pain.”

Some 2,600 pediatricians were asked to participate in a survey about inquiries regarding assisted death for minors, both by parents and by children themselves. About 40 percent responded, the society said Thursday.

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