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

PHILOSOPHERS
7
UiiSJ Can Suicide be Rational? Yes Sometimes
13
Chapter Reasons Rationality and Ways of Life
22
RELIGIOUS LEADERS
29
Is Rational Suicide Rational?
35
CON The Influence of Rational Suicide
41
ATTORNEYS
54
DEATHGRIEF COUNSELORS
71
A Psychological Perspective
135
A Social Work
148
Rationalizing Suicide for Persons with
171
GERONTOLOGISTS
188
Suicide Can Be Rational for Senescent
194
SURVIVORS
201
Conclusion
212
References
218

NURSES
89
5 u30 PhysicianAssisted Rational Suicide
107

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