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Table 1 Psychiatrists’ demographics and professional characteristics

From: Belgian psychiatrists’ attitudes towards, and readiness to engage in, euthanasia assessment procedures with adults with psychiatric conditions: a survey

Gender Sample (N = 184)
n %
Male 104 56.5
Female 77 41.8
Unknown 3 1.6
Age (in years) n %
<  30 28 15.2
30–40 years 40 21.7
41–60 years 65 35.3
>  60 51 27.7
Worked as psychiatrist or psychiatric trainee during last year n %
Yes 167 90.8
No 16 8.7
Missing 1 0.5
Clinical settinga n %
Private or Group Practice 84 45.7
Psychiatric Hospital Care 123 66.8
Community Mental HealthCare Center 24 13.0
Psychiatric Nursing Home 9 4.9
Psychiatric Home Care 6 3.3
Sheltered housing 13 7.1
Otherb 26 14.1
Work experience (in number of years) n %
<  5 years 33 17.9
6–10 years 20 10.9
11–20 years 42 22.8
>  20 years 89 48.4
Ever received special training in End Of Life care n %
Yes 9 4.9
No 173 94.0
Missing 2 1.1
Feels competent to be involved in euthanasia procedure
 Yes 91 49.5
 No 92 50
 Missing 1 0.5
  1. a Some psychiatrists had more than one workplace
  2. b Other work places: prison or forensic psychiatric centers, psychiatric and psychosocial rehabilitation centers, psychiatric mobile crisis or response teams, other housing and care centers for other subpopulations (e.g. students, disabled persons)