A neologism proposed by Dr. Jack Kevorkian for a physician who assists patients wishing to end their lives
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Those guidelines, similar to proposals by Kevorkian and to guidelines contained in the Oregon law legalizing physician-assisted suicide, include a review by doctors of any such request by a competent adult; consultation with a qualified obitiatrist (a doctor who specializes in helping people die); consultation with a physician and also a specialist dealing with the patient's specific disease; and consultation with a specialist in pain management.