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Table 3 Responses depending on religion

From: Survey of controversial issues of end-of-life treatment decisions in Korea: similarities and discrepancies between healthcare professionals and the general public

Religion Buddhist (n = 268) Protestant (n = 422) Roman Catholic (n = 222) None (n = 555) P-value
Issues      
PVS on mechanical ventilation are candidates for EOL decision 58.2% 58.8% 62.6% 62.3% 0.509
Withdraw = withhold 25.0% 24.9% 25.2% 24.3% 0.993
Making EOL decisions when wishes are unknown Presumed wishes of the patient 19.5% 21.2% 18.6% 20.6%  
Discussion btw family and medical staff 53.9% 57.3% 51.3% 57.4% 0.282
Decision by next of kin 23.1% 14.7% 21.6% 17.7%  
Resolution of conflict amongst family/physicians Hospital ethics committee 19.0% 32.0% 41.9% 29.7%  
Discussion btw family and medical staff 73.1% 56.6% 48.2% 63.6% <0.001
  Court of law 3.7% 5.5% 6.8% 4.3%  
  1. EOL, end-of-life; PVS, persistent vegetative state.