"St. Elmo Nanton asks, 'Is there really such a thing as assisted suicide ?' ['Letters, The definition of assisted suicide', Jan. 2014, p. 4]. The issue of determining the time of one's death is highly emotional, but some clarity results when the legal terms associated with it are used. 'Assisted suicide', where legal, is a multi-stage process. .... Melanie Delva writes about the death of her uncle, following a lethal injection by a doctor ['Letters, Compassionate death', Jan. 2014, p. 4]. She uses the term 'physician assisted suicide'. 'Euthanasia' is the appropriate term. ... This clearly would be 'murder' in any jurisdiction that had not legally sanctioned euthanasia. It is legal in Belgium".