Year: 1987 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (20th: 1987: San Francisco), p.90-91 SIEC No: 19880760

As a consequence of the value placed on youth & the discomfort felt for the frailities of the elderly, the author of this condensed study hypothesized that Canadians hold a permissive attitude toward suicide of the aged. He conducted a survey using a questionnaire containing 9 brief case studies of suicides: 3 aged, 3 middle-aged & 3 young. Results supported the hypothesis & indicated that caregivers tend to accept suicide involving age & serious illness. (GW)