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Assisted Suicide

An Undergraduate Library Subject Guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topic Assisted Suicide.

Background Information

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. Use the following sources to learn more about the medical, ethical, legal, and political aspects of assisted suicide.