Year: 1998 Source: Proceedings of The Pavese Society Newsletter, v.9, (1998), p.17-21 SIEC No: 19990096

This article follows the life of Jo Roman from childhood to her eventual suicide at age 61, following her diagnosis of advanced breast cancer. Jo had a variety of occupations from teacher to psychiatrist in a number of different locations in the United States. Jo spent part of her life considering whether rational suicide existed, and after deciding that it did, thinking of how society might assist those who wished to choose suicide, to do so in a dignified manner.