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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"In U.S. Support Up for Doctor-Assisted Suicide" by Andrew Dugan
MAIN TERMS: assisted suicide, euthanasia
RELATED TERMS: right to die, advanced directives, medical ethics
BROADER TERMS: suicide
NARROWER TERMS: terminal illness, do not resuscitate (DNR) orders, withholding treatment, life support, hospice care, living will, death with dignity