Year: 2000 Source: Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2000. p.421-435 SIEC No: 20010042

This chapter reviews ethical & legal issues in suicidology for 12 countries: Australia, China, Cuba, Ireland, India, Japan, Lithuania, Russia, South Africa, The Netherlands, Turtle Island & the USA. The following topics are addressed: suicide & attempted suicide, assisted suicide & euthanasia, standards of reasonable & prudent care, responsibility for care, failure in care, liability & malpractice. Legal & ethical standards are defined according to standards of community practice & resources available. It is concluded there is need for ongoing research & global discussion of these issues. (27 refs.)