Aid-in-dying has multiple meanings: withdrawing or withholding life-sustaining treatment, physician-assisted suicide and/or euthanasia. See: The Model Aid-in-Dying Act, § 1-102(3) ("'Aid-in-dying' means the withdrawal or withholding or other abatement of life-sustaining treatment or the administration of a qualified drug for the purpose of inducing death").
Conflations & ConJobs:
Conflation & ConJobs is a moniker used by the disability rights group, Not Dead Yet, for the assisted suicide/euthanasia group, Compassion & Choices. Compassion & Choices was formerly known as the Hemlock Society.
Doublespeak means "saying one thing and meaning another, usually its opposite." An example would be the definition of "self-administer" in Washington state's assisted suicide/euthanasia act, which allows another person to administer a lethal dose to the patient. See e.g. Margaret Dore, "'Death with Dignity': What Do We Advise Our Clients?," Bar Bulletin, King County Bar Association, May 2009 (scroll down to the paragraph headed "Self-administer" ). Another example would be the prohibition against euthanasia in the Washington act, which is defined away in the next sentence. See here: Scroll down to paragraph headed "Counter Arguments."
The American Medical Association (AMA) states: "Physician-assisted suicide occurs when a physician facilitates a patient’s death by providing the necessary means and/or information to enable the patient to perform the life-ending act." (AMA Code of Medical Ethics, Opinion 2.211). For example, a "physician provides sleeping pills and information about the lethal dose, while aware that the patient may commit suicide." Id.
In other states, suicide/euthanasia advocates have proposed expanded definitions of terminal, which, if enacted, would apply to people who are clearly not dying. (a healthy person in a wheelchair, a 20 year old dependent on insulin and/or a young man with stable HIV/AIDS with "decades" to live). See here and here. "Terminal" does not mean dying.