What is Physician Assisted Suicide?

Category: Procedures


Physician-assisted suicide involves a physician providing the necessary means or information for a life ending procedure, but the patient performs the act.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Chiari malformation 1 1
Pain in back of head 1 1
Pain in back of neck and shoulders 1 1
Syringomyelia 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Physician Assisted Suicide

Side effect Patients
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Physician Assisted Suicide.