Assistance in dying: A comparative look at legal definitions

Downie, Jocelyn and Gupta, Mona and Cavalli, Stefano and Blouin, Samuel (2021) Assistance in dying: A comparative look at legal definitions. Death Studies.

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Euthanasia, assisted suicide, medical assistance in dying, death with dignity: these and many other different terms are used around the world to capture various types of assistance in dying. This diversity in terminology can create confusion both in academic debates and in policy-making if it is unclear what type of action or inaction is intended to be captured, by whom, and under what circumstances. By defining and contrasting several terms and legal status of assistance in dying in jurisdictions authorizing it, this comparative glossary aims to lay a foundation that prevents linguistic and conceptual confusion

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