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Death Stud. 2006 Jul-Aug;30(6):511-27.

Can suicide be a good death?

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Department of Psychology, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, P.O. Box 195, Jim Leeds Rd., Pamona, New Jersey 08240-0195, USA. lesterd@stockton.edu

Abstract

The issue of whether suicide can be a good death was separated into two different questions: (1) can suicide be an appropriate death, and (2) can suicide be a rational death? Several definitions of an "appropriate" death were proposed, and suicide was seen as potentially appropriate. Similarly, several criteria for rationality were proposed and suicide was seen as sometimes meeting these criteria. Thus, suicide can be sometimes conceptualized as a "good" death.

PMID:
16773771
DOI:
10.1080/07481180600742509
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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