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, April 7, 2013, (accessed October 21, 2021).