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03/09/2020

Medically Assisted Dying and Suicide: How Are They Different, and How Are They Similar?

External Link - Source: The Hastings Center

The practice of medically assisted dying has long been contentious, and the question of what to call it has become increasingly contentious as well. Particularly among U.S. proponents of legalizing the practice, there has been a growing push away from calling it “physician‐assisted suicide,” with assertions that medically assisted dying is fundamentally different from suicide.

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