ERIC Number: EJ466557
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
A Review and New Look at Ethical Suicide in Advanced Age.
Carpenter, Brian D.
Gerontologist, v33 n3 p359-65 Jun 1993
Notes that suicide is common in old age, but public opinion remains negative. Following a review of theories of suicide and summary of arguments against suicide, constructs argument for why elderly have unique claim to an ethical, unobstructed suicide. Claim rests on their "developmental autonomy," based on experience and wisdom of the elderly. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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