Doctors' Religion Tied to End-of-Life Care

The religious beliefs of physicians who treat patients at the end of life appear to influence clinical decision-making, a British survey shows. Physicians in the U.K. who reported being very or extremely religious were less likely to endorse certain end-of-life decisions, including continuous deep sedation and initiation of treatment that would be expected to shorten life, Clive Seale of Queen Mary, University of London, reported online in BMJ. They were also less likely to report discussing...Full Story
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