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Table 2 Questions on assisted dying (AD)

From: Attitudes towards assisted dying are influenced by question wording and order: a survey experiment

Question no. Questionnaire version 1 – concept-focused Questionnaire version 2 – context-focused Intended to describe
1 Physician-assisted suicide should be allowed for persons who have a terminal illness with short life expectancy A dying patient is in great pain. To what degreee are you in agreement or disagreement with the statement that a doctor, after careful consideration, and upon the patient’s request, should be allowed to prescribe a lethal drug dose that the patient can choose to take to avoid great suffering? PAS for terminal illness
2 Euthanasia should be allowed for persons who have a terminal illness with short life expectancy Suppose the dying patient with great pain is so ill that he or she is unable to swallow the lethal drug. To what degreee are you in agreement or disagreement with the statement that a doctor, after careful consideration, and upon the patient’s request, should be allowed to administer a lethal injection? E for terminal illness
3 Active aid in dying should also be allowed for persons who have an incurable chronic disease but who are not dying A patient is incurably ill but not dying, and experiences great suffering that cannot be alleviated sufficiently. To what degree are you in agreement or disagreement with the statement that a doctor, after careful consideration, and if the patient requests it, should be allowed to provide active aid in dying? AD for chronic disease