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assisted suicide

Suicide committed with the aid of another person, sometimes a physician.

assist′ed su′icide

suicide aided by a person, esp. a physician, who organizes the logistics of the suicide, as by providing the necessary quantities of a poison.
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Noun1.assisted suicide - suicide of a terminally ill person that involves an assistant who serves to make dying as painless and dignified as possibleassisted suicide - suicide of a terminally ill person that involves an assistant who serves to make dying as painless and dignified as possible
self-annihilation, self-destruction, suicide - the act of killing yourself; "it is a crime to commit suicide"
physician-assisted suicide - assisted suicide where the assistant is a physician
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Following media reports about the World Medical Association (WMA) and Victorias Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill, the Federal AMA wishes to clarify differences between the WMAs Declaration on Euthanasia and the Federal AMAs Position Statement on Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide.
Since June 2016, 504 terminally-ill patients have chose to end their lives through legalized euthanisia or assisted suicide.
There's just one problem: most people who seek out assisted suicide aren't looking to prevent pain, according to a new study from the New England Journal of Medicine.
WASHINGTON * More states are considering assisted suicide legislation, although few seem to be making inroads in adding themselves to the five states and the District of Columbia where it is legal.
This reference for undergraduate students and up outlines the moral, legal and professional approaches that have shaped contemporary debates on euthanasia and assisted suicide.
A SENIOR doctor yesterday told of the "nightmare scenario" where people will be offered assisted suicide.
Ethics Between Assisted Suicide or Removing a Ventilator Intelligence Squared U.
Francis College) explains the controversy over euthanasia and assisted suicide over the past 100 years in the US and the UK, with emphasis on the past 50 years.
LEGALISING assisted suicide for terminally ill people is unnecessary, discriminatory and unsafe.
Kevorkian's death was an occasion for secular editorialists to point out that assisted suicide is now legal in Oregon, Washington, and Montana.
That couldn't happen in Oregon, where voters approved assisted suicide in 1994 and reaffirmed their support in 1997.
Currently, anyone helping a terminally ill person who has chosen to travel abroad to have an assisted suicide is liable to 14 years imprisonment.

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