What’s the Difference Between Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia?

February 11, 2019

(BBC) – Before his death at Dignitas in Switzerland, Geoff Whaley talked openly about his decision to have an assisted death rather than endure the final stages of motor neurone disease. But what is assisted dying? How is it different from euthanasia or assisted suicide? And are any of these deaths legal in the UK? Euthanasia is the act of intentionally ending a life to relieve suffering – for example a lethal injection administered by a doctor.

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