Year: 1983 Source: Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1983. p.29-37 SIEC No: 19920983

This chapter examines the variety of suicidal acts, suicide attempts, & activities with such a high degree of risk as to be considered near-suicidal. It explores moral questions & intervention problems. Suggested principles for intervention policy: it is desirable where possible to save a worthwhile life; it is desirable where possible to respect a person’s autonomy. Rational social policy should balance a minimizing risks & a minimizing of restrictions.