ERIC Number: EJ430822
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Extenuating Circumstances in Perceptions of Suicide: Disease Diagnosis (AIDS, Cancer), Pain Level, and Life Expectancy.
Martin, Stephen K.; Range, Lillian M.
Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, v22 n3 p187-97 1990-91
Examined whether illness type, pain level, and life expectancy affected reactions of undergraduates (n=160) toward a terminal illness suicide with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) or cancer. AIDS patients were more stigmatized than cancer patients; suicide was more tolerated if victim was suffering greater pain. (Author/ABL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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