Article in The Guardian.
Terminally-ill patients would be well advised to find out the religious beliefs of their doctor, according to research showing the effect of faith on a doctor's willingness to make decisions that could hasten death.
Doctors who are atheist or agnostic are twice as likely to take decisions that might shorten the life of somebody who is terminally ill as doctors who are deeply religious – and doctors with strong religious convictions are less likely even to discuss such decisions with the patient, according to Professor Clive Seale, from the centre for health sciences at Barts and the London school of medicine and dentistry.
Wow, way to take a story about end-of-life care and spin it as hard as one possibly can in favor of the religious. Wonder if they took a cue from the pull-the-plug-on-grandma/death-panels crowd here in the States?