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J Soc Issues. 1996 Summer;52(2):51-62.

Psychological issues in euthanasia, suicide, and assisted suicide.

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Center for the Study of Suicide, RR41, 5 Stonegate Court, Blackwood, NJ 08012, USA.

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 norms are examined in terms of their importance for decisions regarding euthanasia and suicide.

PMID:
15156861
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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