Of the 300 doctors who took part, 37 per cent supported legalising AD in New Zealand. Among the 470 nurses, 67 per cent were in favour. However, if it were to become legalised in this country, training programmes and protocol should be established well in advance.https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/third-nz-doctors-support-assisted-dying-studyKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox. These included having enough health workers trained and willing in the practice, clear protections within legislation for professionals, and guidelines and standards for practice. Those respondents also overwhelmingly saw the provision of most of that support as the responsibility of the medical and nursing professional bodies. The study, published in the NZ Medical Journal, highlighted barriers to legal AD. The study involved an online survey in which there were 770 replies. The authors noted that many doctors still opposed AD, suggesting it remained far off in New Zealand. Third of NZ doctors support assisted dying – studyTVNZ One News 2 June 2017Family First Comment: Sheesh – pretty desperate for supporters of assisted suicide to promote this study!“The study involved an online survey in which there were 770 replies. Of the 300 doctors who took part, 37 per cent supported legalising AD in New Zealand. Among the 470 nurses, 67 per cent were in favour.”Hardly a voice of the medical profession!Over a third of New Zealand doctors and two-thirds of nurses support legalising assisted dying, according to an Auckland University study.Of those who would be willing in principle to provide assisted dying (AD) services, most said there should be ethical and practical support available to doctors and nurses making those decisions.That would ensure procedures were carried out correctly.