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Finland: Majority of nurses support assisted dying

And 75% of the public supports legalisation

Three out of five nurses surveyed in a poll conducted by the Finnish Nurse’s Association, Diaconia University of Applied Sciences and University of Eastern Finland were in favour of a law legalising assisted dying. The poll was also conducted among the public and found that 75% of respondents supported a law. Over 1,800 nurses and 1600 members of the public were surveyed.

A recent initiative calling for the legalisation of assisted dying gathered more than the 50,000 signatures needed for the issue to be debated in parliament.

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