Year: 1995 Source: New York: Springer Publishing Company, 1995. p.174-181 SIEC No: 19970594

The meanings of physical illness & disease & the impact of women’s roles on their experiences with illness are addressed. After an examination of these background issues, the existing literature on physical illness & suicidal behavior in general, & as applied specifically to women, is reviewed. The suicidal pathways of physically ill women are examined & suggestions are given about research questions that need to be addressed. (29 refs.)