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Table 1 Psychiatrists’ demographics and professional characteristics (N/%)a

From: The engagement of psychiatrists in the assessment of euthanasia requests from psychiatric patients in Belgium: a survey study

Variables Sample (N = 178) (No and %)
Gender
 Male 100 56.2
 Female 75 42.1
 Unknown 3 1.7
Age (in years)
  < 30 27 15.1
 30–40 years 39 21.9
 41–60 years 64 36.0
  > 60 48 27.0
Worked as psychiatrist or psychiatric trainee during last year
 Yes 161 90.4
 No 16 9.0
 Unknown 1 0.6
Clinical settingb
 Private or Group Practice 80 44.9
 Psychiatric Hospital Care 120 67.4
 Community Mental HealthCare Center 22 12.4
 Psychiatric Nursing Home 9 5.1
 Psychiatric Home Care 6 3.4
 Sheltered housing 12 6.7
 Otherc 26 14.6
Work experience (in number of years)
  < 5 years 32 18.0
 6–10 years 20 11.2
 11–20 years 41 23.0
  > 20 years 85 47.8
Ever received special training in EOL
 Yes 9 5.1
 No 167 93.8
 Unknown 2 1.1
Readiness to be involved in euthanasia procedure(s)
 Yes 149 83.7
 No 29 16.3
  1. aIn the online survey tool, explicit consent from the respondent had been asked by inserting the question “Do you agree to take part in this survey?” immediately after the informed consent statement and right before the start of the survey. If respondents clicked the option “no”, they have been sent directly to the ‘Non-response Questionnaire’ and only asked to clarify their motives for non-response. Hence, no other data (e.g. sex, work experience) was gathered nor included in this Table
  2. bClose to 43% of the psychiatrists (76 out of 178) indicated to be professionally active in more than one workplace
  3. cOther workplaces: 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)