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.
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.
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