Surcease Suicide

Suicide completion to end or avoid a severe stressor
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Prado distinguishes between four types of suicide and euthanasia: preemptive suicide, surcease suicide, assisted surcease suicide, and requested or voluntary euthanasia.
The distinctions are also made, however, because, as Prado says he came to see only after publishing The Last Choice, '[preemptive suicide is mainly the suicidist's own business, and so neither a social nor professional concern on the order of surcease or assisted surcease suicide considered and committed while under medical care' (5).
In insisting that surcease suicide, assisted surcease suicide, and requested or voluntary euthanasia need to be rational in order even to have their moral acceptability assessed, Prado loses sight of the private nature of choosing one's own death, by whatever means.