Assisted suicide



suicide facilitated by another person, especially a physician, who organizes the logistics of the suicide, as by providing the necessary quantities of a poison.
See also .
Contemporary Examples

He talks candidly about the saga, non-monogamy, assisted suicide, and why he is ‘bored’ of the gay actor debate.
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Clinic Director Pleiter thinks giving psychiatric patients a chance at assisted suicide is important.
The Dutch Debate Doctor-Assisted Suicide For Depression Nadette De Visser February 2, 2014

However, by and large, Goodwin says, participating in assisted suicide has been “incredibly rewarding.”
Peter Goodwin Is Dying: An Assisted-Suicide Doctor Invokes Law He Built Casey Schwartz March 3, 2012

The stigmatized legacy of assisted suicide also may be a factor in the decline of geriatric suicides.
Tony Scott’s Death a Reminder of the Quiet Scourge of Elderly Suicide Eliza Shapiro August 19, 2012

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See doctor-assisted suicide

See physician-assisted suicide

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