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Assisted Suicide

  • By: James L. Werth Jr., Elena Yakunina & Jessica M. Richmond
  • In: Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience
  • Edited by: Clifton D. Bryant & Dennis L. Peck
  • Subject:Gerontology, Sociology of Dying & Death Studies, Lifespan & Developmental Psychology (general)

The 20th century, with its rapid progress in medical science, has fundamentally changed the nature of the dying process in much of the Western world. Modern advances in medicine and lifesustaining ...

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