Year: 2000 Source: Philadelphia, PA: Brunner-Routledge, 2000. p.157-173 SIEC No: 20010487

In this chapter the problem of elderly suicide is examined with a focus on major factors related to this issue. Attitudes & values that are fueling the current debates over an individual’s right to self-determination & the pros and cons of legalizing physician-assisted suicide in the USA are discussed. These issues are all discussed within the context of ageism in America. (47 refs.)