Year: 1996 Source: Death Studies, v.20, no.2, (March-April 1996), p.163-184 SIEC No: 19960031

This article represents an invited exchange between two leading suicidologists. Their presentations examine the relevance of issues such as morality, rationality, quality of life, the dynamics of the suicidal act, & the legitimacy of physician-assisted suicide. Special reference is given to the situation of the terminally ill. Contrasting perspectives facilitate deeper reconsideration of the ethics of suicide and suicide prevention.