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Hello and welcome.

The purpose of this study is to discover how people make difficult decisions in medicine. Please note, there are two versions of this study - if you do this version (Version 1), please don't do Version 2 as well.

This study is being conducted by psychology researchers at Brunel University London. The Department of Psychology at Brunel University requires that all persons who participate in psychology studies give their written consent to do so. Please read the information about the study, and select the options below if you consent to take part. 

  • You must be 18 to take part.
  • Participation is entirely voluntary.  We are not aware of any major risks or disadvantages to taking part in this study, although some questions concern the topics of illness and death, and could therefore be upsetting to some participants. A potential benefit is that you may find these questions interesting/thought-provoking.
  • During this study you will be asked a question about your attitudes, and a few quick questions about your background. All responses will be kept strictly confidential, and you are free to withdraw at any time without reason or consequence. 
  • None of the information will be used to identify you personally, and for all of the questions about your background, you will have the option to not answer. 
  • The survey was created by Dr Isabel Scott at the department of psychology, Brunel University, and was approved by the Brunel Life Sciences Research Ethics Committee. If you have any questions about this study, please email Dr Scott ( or ethics coordinator Dr Achim Schueztwohl (
  • You should be 18 or older to take part.

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