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assisted suicide

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Definition of assisted suicide in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Suicide effected with the assistance of another person, especially the taking of lethal drugs provided by a doctor for the purpose by a patient suffering from a terminal illness or incurable condition: lawyers sought clarification regarding the position of health care professionals in cases of assisted suicide [count noun]: rather than endure the slow, unrelenting progress of the illness, she has chosen an assisted suicide in Zurich
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  • No physician engaged in euthanasia or medically assisted suicide should be responsible for diagnosing brain death.
  • To conduct physician assisted suicide effectively, doctors would probably have to administer drugs parenterally.
  • In practice, many physicians oppose assisted suicide and euthanasia, and hospitals have barred assisted suicide from their premises.

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