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WHAT DOES ASSISTED SUICIDE MEAN IN ENGLISH?
Assisted suicide is suicide committed by someone with assistance from others, typically to end suffering from a severe physical illness. It is often confused with euthanasia. Euthanasia is the killing of another in order to relieve dire suffering whereas assisted suicide is a practice in which an individual provides a competent patient with assistance, but where the individual brings about their own death, such as when a physician provides a prescription for a lethal dose of medication, upon the patient's request, which the patient intends to use to end his or her own life. Discussion of assisted suicide centers on legal, religious, and moral conceptions of suicide and a personal "right to die". Legally speaking, the practice may be legal, illegal, or undecided, depending on the culture or jurisdiction.
The translations of assisted suicide from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «assisted suicide» in English.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ASSISTED SUICIDE» OVER TIME
The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «assisted suicide» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «assisted suicide» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.
Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about assisted suicide
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ASSISTED SUICIDE»
Discover the use of assisted suicide in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to assisted suicide and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
In places, this is a deeply moving, as well as closely argued, book." -- Times Literary Supplement "This work is an excellent historical and philosophical resource on a very difficult subject.
Robert F. Weir, 1997
AssistedSuicide: Finding Common Ground
Is physician-assisted suicide different from refusal of treatment? Are there alternatives to assisted suicide? How useful are currently available guidelines for physician-assisted suicide? Who should have access to what?
Lois Snyder, Arthur L. Caplan, 2002
Physician-AssistedSuicide: What Are the Issues?
The authors in this book sort out these responses and look at the assumptions underlying them. Several of these authors give startling new interpretations that a culture gap, deeper and wider than that in the abortion debate, exists.
L.M. Kopelman, K.A. de Ville, 2001
Physician AssistedSuicide: Expanding the Debate
Views from a range of disciplines, including bioethics, law, medicine and religion this book draws attention to the variety of questions to be addressed.
M. Pabst Battin, Rosamond Rhodes, Anita Silvers, 1998
Final Exit: The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and ...
An updated edition of a controversial best-seller shows people looking to end their suffering from unbearable pain due to terminal or incurable illness how to prepare for and commit suicide and offers other relevant information on such ...
Derek Humphry, 2002
Against Physician AssistedSuicide: A Palliative Care ...
This book explores the reasons why the healthcare professionals who have the most experience of caring for dying patients should object to a change in the law.
David Jeffrey, 2009
The Case Against AssistedSuicide: For the Right to ...
" -- The Lancet "The writing is of uniformly high quality, and the book achieves stylistic consistency while still reflecting an individual voice in each chapter. The book is sorely needed.
Kathleen M. Foley, Herbert Hendin, 2002
Euthanasia and Physician-AssistedSuicide
Explores the moral and factual issues of the legalization of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide
Gerald Dworkin, R. G. Frey, 1998
The Future of AssistedSuicide and Euthanasia
His insights and arguments are penetrating and pertinent, and anyone who reads this book will come away with an expanded horizon of understanding.
Neil M. Gorsuch, 2009
Euthanasia and Physician-assistedSuicide: Killing Or Caring?
A concise overview of the history and arguments surrounding euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ASSISTED SUICIDE»
Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term assisted suicide is used in the context of the following news items.
What remains unsaid about assisted suicide
Physician-assisted suicide is illegal in all but five states. But that doesn't mean it doesn't happen in the rest. Sick patients sometimes ask for ... «CNN, Jul 15»
MITCHELL WALLIN: Physician-assisted suicide in D.C. more …
Earlier this year, legislation was introduced to the D.C. Council that would legalize physician-assisted suicide in our nation's capital for an adult ... «Washington Times, Jul 15»
UC abandons Californians, assisted suicide, marriage redefined
Re “Another view of assisted death bill” (Letters, July 3): Physician-assistedsuicide should simply be a matter of choice. We either have control ... «Sacramento Bee, Jul 15»
Swiss right-to-die group gets green light for new suicide room
Exit helps the vast majority of patients at their homes and the assisted suicide room is for people who do not have their own bed to die in. «Reuters, Jul 15»