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Physicians' experiences with end-of-life decision-making: Survey in 6 European countries and Australia

  • Rurik Löfmark1Email author,
  • Tore Nilstun2,
  • Colleen Cartwright3,
  • Susanne Fischer4,
  • Agnes van der Heide5,
  • Freddy Mortier6,
  • Michael Norup7,
  • Lorenzo Simonato8,
  • Bregje D Onwuteaka-Philipsen9 and
  • the EURELD Consortium
BMC Medicine20086:4

Received: 15 October 2007

Accepted: 12 February 2008

Published: 12 February 2008

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12 Feb 2008 Editorially accepted
12 Feb 2008 Article published 10.1186/1741-7015-6-4

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Authors’ Affiliations

Centre for Bioethics at Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala Universitet, LIME
Department of Medical Ethics, BMC C 13, Lund University
Southern Cross University
Center for Health Sciences, School of Health Professions Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC
Ghent University, Ghent Bioethics Centre
Unit of Medical Philosophy Department of Health Services Research, Institute of Public Health University of Copenhagen
Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, University of Padova
Department of Public and Occupational Health and EMGO Institute, Vrije Universiteit Medical Centre