Year: 1995 Source: Death Studies, v.19, no.3, (May-June 1995), p.223-234 SIEC No: 19950025

One of the clinical & ethical challenges faced by the practitioner who works with people with AIDS is dealing with clients who feel they prefer the option of suicide. Suicide among the terminally ill, including preemptive, surcease, & rational suicide, is explored. The issues addressed are the incidence of suicide in HIV-positive individuals, contributing factors associated with the risk of suicide among people with HIV/AIDS, & the clinical & ethical implications for the practitioner. (27 refs.)