Year: 1988 Source: Oncology Nursing Forum, v.15, no.5, (September/October 1988), p.575-581 SIEC No: 19890268

This article explores attitudes toward suicide, criteria for rational suicide, problems in researching cancer & suicide & the empirical evidence for linking cancer & suicide. Other ways to reduce suicide risk include assessing depression & suicide & planning strategies that relieve depression & improve quality of life. Nursing interventions can effectively reduce depresion & suicide risk among patients with cancer.