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Table 4 Physicians’ feelings after the most recent case in which they granted an EAS request and support sought to deal with this

From: Physicians’ experiences with euthanasia: a cross-sectional survey amongst a random sample of Dutch physicians to explore their concerns, feelings and pressure

 Total N = 245*
N (%)
Feelings of “comfort”
 Satisfactory145 (60.4%)
 Relief33 (13.8%)
 Total160 (66.7%)
Feelings of “discomfort”
 Burdensome119 (49.6%)
 Heavy responsibility110 (45.8%)
 Emotional106 (44.2%)
 Total192 (80.0%)
Other feelings
 Unnatural23 (9.6%)
Sought support
 No150 (62.2%)
 Yes, from91 (37.8%)
  colleagues/team… 77 (31.4%)
  from relatives (privekring)… 60 (24.5%)
  intervision… 11 (4.5%)
  professional support… 1 (0.4%)
  other… 5 (2.0%)
  1. *Missings varied between 4 and 5 (1.6–2%)