ASSISTED DEATH

one person assisting the other to commit suicide, by mutual agreement. This action can take the form of assisted suicide, passive euthanasia or active euthanasia. Assisted death differs from a mercy killing because it is generally performed by a physician as opposed to a friend. Therefore, this is sometimes called physician-assisted suicide. See also euthanasia.

ASSISTED DEATH: "A physician caused the assisted death of the patient because he or she begged to die, having been ill for a long time. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ASSISTED DEATH," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/assisted-death/ (accessed August 13, 2020).
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