Source: 42p. SIEC No: 19880140

The main focus of this extensive study of suicide in the elderly is on the family. International comparison of rates of suicide worldwide are listed. Consistent finding is that suicide risk increases with advancing age. The author recommends: public policy that strengthens & encourages extended family relations; prohibition of the encouragement of suicide in the aged; more family relations research; & prohibition of age discrimination. 85 Ref. (NBB)