Year: 1996 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.26, no.3, (Fall 1996), p.292-299 SIEC No: 19970671

Author claims that Shneidman’s commonly reproduced “Ten Commonalities of Suicide” cannot accomodate rational suicide & therefore are not commonalities of all suicides. Quotes from Shneidman describing the commonalities are provided & they are briefly examined in light of one set of criteria for rational suicide. Werth suggests that Shneidman’s list is inherently biased against rational suicide & should be renamned.