Year: 1991 Source: Crisis, v.12, no.2, (September 1991), p.73-80 SIEC No: 19910793

Identifies 17 specific considerations a mental-health professional may use to help the terminally-ill, the permanently disabled or the elderly person explore whether suicide would be rational or irrational. These are formulated without antecedent bias towards prevention & without interpreting interest in suicide as evidence of depression or mental illness. Dying, severely disabled & aged persons considering suicide may thus trust & consult mental-health professionals about their plans. (3 refs.)