ASSISTED DEATH

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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., Sam M.S., "ASSISTED DEATH," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/assisted-death/ (accessed June 30, 2022).

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