Nicole: suicide and terminal illness

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Humanities
Department Philosophy
Creator Battin, Margaret P.
Other Author Saunders, Judith M.; Valente, Sharon M.; Rudestam, Kjell
Title Nicole: suicide and terminal illness
Date 1993
Description The terminally ill person who plans suicide poses a clinical dilemma in suicidology. Issues of rational suicide are complicated. Although experts (Battin, 1991; Hoff, 1989; Motto, 1972; Pretzel, 1984; Saunders & Valente, 1988) recognize rational suicide, the prevailing paradigm of suicide prevention rests on an assumption that suicide is an irrational response to a temporary crisis. This bias may interfere with serious responses to terminally ill patients who plan suicide. The purpose of this case is to invite dialogue and thoughtful debate about responses to people who contemplate suicide because of terminal illness.
Type Text
Publisher Guilford Press
Volume 23
Issue 1
First Page 76
Last Page 82
Subject Terminal illness; Suicidology
Subject LCSH Suicide; Rational suicide; Terminally ill; Terminally ill -- Suicidal behavior; Terminally ill -- Psychology
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Saunders, J. M., Valente, S. M., Rudestam, K., & Battin, M. P. (1993). Nicole: suicide and terminal illness, ed. by Alan L. Berman. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 23(1), 76-82.
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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