Year: 1986 Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy, v.40, no.3, (July 1986), p.405-418 SIEC No: 19870647

In recent years a more permissive attitude has emerged concerning the choice of suicide as an alternative to some life situations, such as terminal cancer. This trend is examined with particular focus on increased public acceptance of the concept of “rational suicide”. The position of rational-suicide proponents is critically examined in light of existing clinical research data. (41 Refs) (LH)