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Table 2 Medical student opinions on MAiD and end-of-life issues

From: This moral coil: a cross-sectional survey of Canadian medical student attitudes toward medical assistance in dying

Question % (N)
No Unsure Yes
Is current access to palliative care in Ontario adequate? 73% (295) 23% (93) 4% (15)
Do you support the Supreme Court of Canada decision to allow MAiD? 5% (20) 7% (29) 88% (354)
Should MAiD be including in advance care directives (living wills) to guide treatment if the patient becomes unable to give consent? 8% (33) 10% (41) 82% (329)
If you were a practicing physician and a patient met the legal criteria for MAiD, after other palliative options were considered…
Would you provide the means for a patient to end their own life if they requested it? 11% (45) 28% (112) 61% (246)
Would you personally administer a lethal dose of medication to assist a patient in ending their life if they requested it? 23% (93) 39% (158) 38% (153)
Do you support the provision of MAiD to someone suffering from a terminal illness that also has a mental health illness? 18% (75) 52% (209) 30% (121)
Do you support the provision of MAiD to someone suffering from an illness that is not terminal but has a severe negative impact on their quality of life? 16% (64) 42% (171) 42% (169)