Suicidal Ideation and Self-Determination in Institutionalized Elderly

The right to self-determination is central to the current debate on rational suicide in old age. This exploratory study assessed the presence of self-determination in suicidal institutionalized elderly persons. 11 elderly persons with serious suicidal ideation were matched with 11 nonsuicidal persons. Results indicated suicidal persons did not differ from nonsuicidal persons in level of[…]