Contemporary Perspectives on Rational Suicide

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James L. Werth
Psychology Press, 1999 - Psychology - 236 pages
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This text brings together spokespersons from several different disciplines who can present their arguments for or against rational suicide as a viable concept and, consequently, a realistic option.

The pros and cons of the discussion format bring the readers to search for their beliefs, and the final decision of acceptance or rejection of the concept is left to each individual reader.

 

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Contents

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1
PSYCHIATRISTS
8
PHIt OSOPHERS
13
Chapter Reasons Rationality and Ways of t ife
22
REt IGIOUS LEADERS
29
Is Rational Suicide Rational?
35
H The Influence of Rational Suicide
41
ATTORNEYS
54
A Psychological Perspective
135
SOCIAt WORKERS
142
A Social Work
148
DEATH EDUCATORS
154
Challenging the Next
160
GERONTOLOGISTS
188
LLiJ Suicide Can Be Rational for Senescent
194
SURVIVORS
201

DEATHGRIEF COUNSELORS
71
NURSES
89
A Psychiatrist Against
114
PSYCHOLOGISTS
128
Conclusion
212
References
218
ndex
233
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