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Resources on assisted suicide, euthanasia and related topircs

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The American Medical Association defines assisted suicide as, "when a physician facilitates a patient's death by providing the necessary means and/or information to enable the patient to perform the life-ending act," whereas euthanasia involves physicians and family members assisting in the death of a patient.

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Purpose of This Guide

This guide is intended to be a research aid for locating information on physician assisted suicide and euthanasia.  Use the tabs across the top to find information on specific aspects of these and related issues.

Overview of Physician Aid-in-Dying

Gallup Poll - May 27, 2015

Suggested Search Terms

MAIN TERMS: assisted suicide, euthanasia

RELATED TERMS: right to die, advanced directives, medical ethics


NARROWER TERMS: terminal illness, do not resuscitate (DNR) orders, withholding treatment, life support, hospice care, living will, death with dignity

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