Year: 1992 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.22, no.1, (Spring 1992), p.125-129 SIEC No: 19920453

Old age, in and of itself, should never need to be a cause for self-destruction. But suicide and assisted suicide carried out in the face of terminal illness causing unbearable suffering should be ethically and legally acceptable. This paper outlines a perspective on rational suicide – the final exit – among the elderly.