Psychological issues in euthanasia, suicide, and assisted suicide
Journal/Book: J Soc Issues. 1996; 52: 233 Spring St, New York, NY 10013. Plenum Publ Corp. 51-62.
Abstract: This paper reviews various life-ending techniques such as euthanasia, suicide, and assisted suicide in order to better address the psychological issues related to these actions. Specific attention is paid to investigating when a death is deemed to be appropriate and the role that the level of appropriateness should play in the decisions of individuals To terminate a life. In addition, a number of additional psychological concepts such as locus of control and subjective noons are examined in terms of their importance for decisions regarding euthanasia and suicide.
Note: Article D Lester, Ctr Study Suicide, RR41, 5 Stonegate Court, Blackwood, NJ 08012 USA
Keyword(s): DECRIMINALIZATION; RATES; LIFE