physician-assisted suicide

(noun) “[T]he voluntary use of lethal medication provided by a medical doctor to end one’s life” (OpenStax College 2012).

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  • Plural: physician-assisted suicides
  • Thanatology is the study of death and dying.

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OpenStax College. 2012. The Process of Aging. Connexions, May 18, 2012. (