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. "