Year: 1986 Source: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, v.31, (March 1986), p.104-107 SIEC No: 19860336

Jan Narveson states there are two moral issues regarding suicide: first, whether suicide is morally permissible, & if so, whether a person who knows that someone is contemplating or attempting suicide has an obligation to intervene & if so, how strong that obligation is. Arguments are presented that support suicide in certain cases. Narveson also states that professionals should not become paternalistic authorities who keep subjects alive against their will.