ERIC Number: EJ452623
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
Rational Suicide and AIDS: Considerations for the Psychotherapist.
Werth, James L., Jr.
Counseling Psychologist, v20 n4 p645-59 Oct 1992
Reviews literature on suicide and terminal illnesses. Examines suicide rate for persons with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Explores physical and psychosocial factors that may contribute to decision by person with AIDS to commit suicide. Applies Siegel's criteria for rational suicide to case of person with AIDS. Examines role of psychotherapist and cites arguments against allowing suicide. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
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