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hom·i·cide

(hom'i-sīd),
The killing of one human being by another.
[L. homo, man, + caedo, to kill]

homicide

Forensic medicine The killing of a person by another, regardless of intent. See Manslaughter, Murder. Cf Suicide.

hom·i·cide

(hom'i-sīd)
Murder of a human being.
[L. homo, man, + caedo, to kill]
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Medical students opinion of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in Italy.
This article examines the opinions of a cross-section of the American public concerning the ethics of death and dying, attitudes toward euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, and a patient's right to forego life-sustaining treatment.
Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. Cambridge: United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide: Attitudes and Experiences of Oncology Patients, Oncologists, and the Public.
Oncologist support of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide has declined dramatically A survey of 3,299 members of the American Society of Clinical Oncology found that oncologists' support for physician-assisted suicide has declined by half-from 45.5% in 1994 to 22.5% in 1998.
Jennifer Scherer and Rita Simon address the challenging questions of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide from multiple historical, cultural and religious perspectives even as they establish their clear pro-euthanasia argument.
He concludes that legalization of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide would be a mistake.
The legal status of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide (EAS) in The Netherlands is quite complex.
Indeed, polls consistently show dramatic increases in support for euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide among both physicians and the general public, which may explain why recent ballot initiatives in California and Washington in support of these practices failed by narrow margins and why similar initiatives are scheduled for several states in the next two years.