Year: 1993 Source: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, v.7, no.2, (April 1993), p.106-110 SIEC No: 19930696

Nurses are frequently confronted with the difficult issue of whether suicide can or should be a rational choice for older adults. They may be faced with the question of whether an older person should ever be restrained from suicide. Arguments for and against rational suicide are highlighted, & the author makes the case for a rational approach to the affirmation of life, rather than its rejection, even to the very end. (40 refs.)