Protecting Psychiatric Patients and Others from the Assisted-Suicide Movement: Insights and Strategies

Synopsis

Shocked by the fact that, in the Netherlands, psychiatric patients are considered potentially appropriate candidates for physician-assisted suicide, Olevitch examines the research and data and finds that, even in the United States, the situation is threatening. She describes how the rhetoric of the assisted-suicide movement can confuse potential suicide victims and their helpers, and how surrogate medical decisions are a growing threat in the lives of incompetent patients.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2002